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
Angling reports remain good to fair for walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike and channel catfish on the interior rivers. Black Hawk County lakes are providing some crappie also. Heritage Pond in Dubuque County will be stocked with trout this coming Saturday April, 22nd. Area trout streams remain in excellent condition, for further information contact the N.E. District office at 563-927-3276.
Heritage Pond will be stocked with trout this coming Saturday April, 22nd.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Try fishing various trout baits under a bobber or casting and retrieving "flashy" spinner baits for some great trout action!
Download Printable Lake Map

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 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)
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.