Wapsipinicon River (state line to Tripoli)

General Information

County: Chickasaw
Location: This section includes Bremer, Chickasaw, Howard and Mitchell County. Twin Ponds Park has good access to the Wapsi River and is about 5 miles southeast of Ionia.
Acres: 88.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: None

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Wapsipinicon River (state line to Tripoli) include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
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  • annual 2012 - 2,295 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 05/07/2012 - 1,840 Brown Trout (2.1")
  • annual 2009 - 2,219 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 05/21/2009 - 2,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • annual 2008 - 1,866 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 05/13/2008 - 1,417 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • annual 2007 - 18 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2007 - 2,816 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 05/24/2007 - 2,000 Brown Trout (2.1")
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:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White Sucker
    • 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.
With the exception of the trout section on the Wapsipinicon River, there is very little public access to the stream. The stream gains water volume and flow below the confluence with Little Wapsipinicon River. A few places are accessible by canoe but be prepared to navigate around many log jams and snags. Most angling takes place off of bridges and from shoreline. Northern Pike is a popular species among anglers.(2016)

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Fish Surveys

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Water Quality

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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.