northeast edge of Bondurant
Amenities at Lake Petoka include:
- Picnic Area
- Accessible Facilities
- Good/Excellent Shorefishing
|Ice conditions are remaining steady in central Iowa with ice thickness ranging from 18 to 24 inches. Ice fishing will be continuing well into March. For questions on fishing central Iowa lakes and rivers contact Ben Dodd or Andy Otting at 515-432-2823. |
|Rainbow Trout - Fair: Trout were stocked January 25th. Trout remain to be caught using jigging spoons tipped with waxworms. The very clear water can allow for sight fishing during the day.|
Largemouth bass were sampled in fair numbers from 9.5 to 12.5 inches, with a maximum size of just over 15 inches. The bluegill population looks good compared to similar dugout lakes. Most bluegill present are 7 to 7.5 inches, but some exceed 9 inches. At the time of sampling a small white bass population existed with all fish from 13.5 to 14.5 inches. A natural die-off of white bass was reported during the summer of 2013, it is unknown how much of the population remains. A small, but quality sized population of yellow perch is also present. The yellow perch were running between 9 and 10 inches. Channel catfish are present in fair numbers from 11 to 23 inches. Rainbow trout are stocked during the fall/winter and persist into June.(2013)
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