Ashton Park Pond

General Information

County: Osceola
Location: Southeast corner of Ashton.
Acres: 8.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: electric only

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Ashton Park Pond include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
No recent updates

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  • 9/26/16 - 50 Channel Catfish (9.5")
  • 3/31/16 - 10,167 Bluegill (Fingerling)
  • 10/15/2015 - 18 Largemouth Bass (Adult)
  • 09/20/2010 - 80 Channel Catfish (9.5")
  • 06/24/2009 - 1,100 Largemouth Bass (1.1")
  • 10/10/2008 - 1,100 Channel Catfish (3.7")
  • 10/09/2008 - 11,000 Bluegill (1.5")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 8 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
Due to the recent renovation of Ashton Park Pond, anglers will experience limited angling opportunities for the next few years. Ashton Park Pond was restocked with largemouth bass (2015), bluegill and channel catfish (2016) and with continued good growth of these species will provide an upswing to the fishery in the next few years.(2017)


Fish Surveys

Lake Fish Survey Data Data from the most recent fisheries survey of this lake is provided on this external web site. This data may include information from various netting surveys and/or electroshocking surveys. Data includes numbers of fish sampled, and fish size ranges. Not all lakes are sampled every year.

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Water Quality

Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases

The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.