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Douma Area Pond

General Information

County: O'Brien
Location: 2 miles west, 1 mile south of Sanborn
Acres: 7.00
Maximum Depth: 14 ft. (1975)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Amenities

Amenities at Douma Area Pond include:
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing

Fishing Report

No recent updates

Fishing Forecast

Channel catfish anglers will find excellent opportunities for superb angling during the 2014 sea-son and beyond. Currently, good numbers of angler acceptable sized fish are available, with larger catfish not uncommon in the pond. The cage catfish program has provided a stocking pro-gram that will sustain the fishery for the future. Largemouth bass anglers will find good oppor-tunities to catch angler acceptable size and larger largemouth bass; however, anglers are reminded to practice catch and release of this important predator fish. Bluegill angling will be nonexistent at Douma Park Pond; however, anglers will see an upswing to the fishery in the next few years. (2014)


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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 06/29/2006 - 800 Largemouth Bass (1.4")

Regulations

The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • 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:
  • Flathead 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: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Pumpkinseed
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:

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.

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