Ankeny Lake (DMACC)
Ankeny, DMACC Campus
22 ft. (1984)
Amenities at Ankeny Lake (DMACC) include:
2013 surveys showed bluegills were abundant and ranged in size from 3 to 7.5 inches, somewhat smaller than historically. Now that lake dredging is complete, vegetation will reestablish. Bluegill growth should improve and maximum size should again approach 8 inches or better in 2014. Black crappie were found in low numbers and had a maximum length of 9 inches. Largemouth bass were found in good numbers and ranged in size from 8 to 18 inches. Most of the largemouth sampled were 12 to 15.5 inches. A maintenance stocking of channel catfish was added to the existing population. With major renovation work now complete, the DMACC fishery should respond to the improvements and provide a high quality urban fishing opportunity.(2013)
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