Prairie Park Fishery

General Information

County: Linn
Location: 1.5 miles SSE of Cargill on Otis Road, along the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids
Acres: 42.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Palisades-Kepler State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Prairie Park Fishery include:
  • Boat Access
  • Trails
  • Restrooms
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
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  • annual 2015 - 202 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2015 - 3,909 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 06/24/2015 - 30,000 Largemouth Bass (2")
  • 05/12/2015 - 100,000 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (Fry)
  • annual 2014 - 200 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 1,080 Channel Catfish (8")
  • annual 2014 - 3,600 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 06/13/2014 - 6,758 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • Winter 2013 - 200 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • Winter 2013 - 3,800 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 06/19/2013 - 27,000 Largemouth Bass (0.9")
  • winter 2012 - 200 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2012 - 3,900 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 09/11/2012 - 1,680 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 04/19/2012 - 150,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 04/11/2012 - 50,000 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (Fry)
  • 10/28/2011 - 400 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • 10/28/2011 - 1,600 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 9/12/2011 - 1,100 Channel Catfish (8.8")
  • 11/13/2010 - 1,500 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 06/25/2010 - 975 Channel Catfish (5.0")
  • 09/03/2008 - 1,080 Channel Catfish (7.3")
  • 06/29/2007 - 5,000 Largemouth Bass (1.7")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Bigmouth Buffalo
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Brook 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
  • 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:
  • Common Carp
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • Flathead 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:
  • Freshwater Drum
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • 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:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • 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
  • Smallmouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Smallmouth Buffalo
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Walleye
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Yellow Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Bluegill numbers are fair with most fish being 4-6". Crappie numbers are fair with black crappies up to 10" and white crappies up to 12". Largemouth bass numbers are fair with most in the 12-16" range, but fish up to 21" are available. White bass, hybrid striped bass, walleyes, smallmouth bass, and rainbow trout (winter through spring) are also present here.(2014)

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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.