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

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  • 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)


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.