Big Spring Kids Trout Fishing Pond

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: On the grounds of the Big Spring Trout Hatchery
Acres: 0.15
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Big Spring Kids Trout Fishing Pond include:
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
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  • annual 2017 - 605 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 1,835 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 663 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 1,473 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 970 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 1,549 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 715 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 985 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 978 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 334 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 1,588 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 359 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 1,716 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2010 - 168 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2010 - 1,595 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.

  • 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.

Lake Mini-report

Lake Reports Summary report information about selected (~130) lakes regarding water quality, upstream land use, usage, economic value and more. Reports are customizable by the user to include only that information which the user desires to include.

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.