Hooper Area Pond

General Information

County: Warren
Location: 6 miles southwest of Indianola
Acres: 33.80
Maximum Depth: 23 ft. (2008 - Observed by Fish Biologist)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Lake Ahquabi State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Hooper Area Pond include:
  • Boat Access
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 09/23/2015 - 301 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 10/01/2013 - 156 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 09/12/2011 - 531 Channel Catfish (8.8")
  • 09/17/2009 - 536 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 09/21/2007 - 1,200 Channel Catfish (8.5")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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: 18-inch minimum
    • Other:
Hooper contains a fair crappie fishery with the most abundant sizes ranging from 8 to 10.5 inches. Bluegill sizes are a little shorter than most anglers prefer with many fish from 6.5 to 7 inches. There is a good year class of redear sunfish available at 7.5 to 9 inches with fewer numbers of fish stretching out to 10.0 inches. Largemouth bass are abundant with a good distribution of fish from 8 to 19 inches. Hooper has a strong channel catfish population that tends to average larger size fish than most lakes in central Iowa.(2015)

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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.