Heritage Pond

General Information

County: Dubuque
Location: N edge of Dubuque
Acres: 10.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Mines of Spain State Recreation Area and E. B. Lyons Interpretive Center


Amenities at Heritage Pond include:
  • Boat Access
  • Accessible Pier
  • Restrooms
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
Interior river levels are in excellent condition. Anglers are reporting good to excellent catches of walleye and smallmouth bass once again on the interior rivers. Recent surveys on the Wapsipinicon River in Buchanan County have found good numbers of quality size northern pike. Heritage Pond in Dubuque will be stocked with trout this coming Saturday, October 29th. Trout streams remain in excellent in the Manchester District, for further information call the N.E. District Office @ 563-927-3276.
Heritage Pond located in Dubuque County will be stocked with trout this coming Saturday, October 29th. In conjunction with this stocking, DCCB will be hosting an event. The forecast for Saturday looks beautiful, be sure to get the entire family out!
Rainbow Trout - Good: Flashy spinner baits work well while being casted and retrieved.
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  • annual 2015 - 600 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2015 - 2,700 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 09/22/2015 - 176 Channel Catfish (8")
  • annual 2014 - 800 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 2,620 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • Winter 2013 - 3,600 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 09/30/2013 - 285 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • winter 2012 - 5,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2011 - 45 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2011 - 3,372 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2010 - 3,350 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2009 - 4,667 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2008 - 6,210 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2007 - 5,220 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2006 - 3,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
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
  • 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:
  • Rainbow Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout


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.