Ottumwa Park Pond North

General Information

County: Wapello
Location: Inside Ottumwa city limits
Acres: 3.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: Boats not allowed

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Ottumwa Park Pond North include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
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  • annual 2015 - 201 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 3,799 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 10/05/2015 - 50 Largemouth Bass (Adult)
  • 09/30/2015 - 4,600 Black Crappie (1.75")
  • 09/01/2015 - 2,500 Channel Catfish (Adult)
  • 09/10/2014 - 190 Channel Catfish (8")
  • Winter 2013 - 200 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • Winter 2013 - 3,300 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 09/25/2013 - 1,285 Channel Catfish (8.0")
  • winter 2012 - 200 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • winter 2012 - 3,700 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
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:
The fishery was renovated in 2015 and was restocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, hybrid striped bass, and channel catfish. In addition, spring and fall trout stockings take place each year. The fishery is progressing well with largemouth common in the 8-12 inch range. Bluegill up to 7 inches were seen in 2016 and their quality will continue to improve. Vegetation treatment will continue in future years to improve angler access.(2016)


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.