Yellow Banks Park Pond

General Information

County: Polk
Location: SE edge Des Moines
Acres: 4.00
Maximum Depth: 14 ft. (1996 - The level varies with the season; it (maximum depth) can get as low as 10'.)
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Yellow Banks Park Pond include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Restrooms
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Community Fishing Location
No recent updates

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 9/13/2017 - 65 Channel Catfish (7.4")
  • 09/18/2009 - 85 Channel Catfish (8.0")
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: 18-inch minimum
    • Other:
Yellow Banks Pond has a good fishery. Largemouth bass were surveyed at sizes from 12- to 15-inches. Larger bass are present. Bluegills are present in good numbers and size. Anglers can expect to catch bluegills in the 7- to 8.5-inch range. (2017)

Contacts

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.