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East Greater Ottumwa Central Park Pond

General Information

County: Wapello
Location: Inside Ottumwa city limits
Acres: 10.40
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Amenities

Amenities at East Greater Ottumwa Central Park Pond include:

    Fishing Report

    Please remember to take your trash with you so your favorite fishing spot is clean and unlittered. Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions regarding angling in south central Iowa.
    2000 trout were stocked on Friday, October 31. Remember a trout stamp is required to possess or fish for trout. The pond has frozen over but the ice is not thick enough to support anglers.
    Rainbow Trout - Slow: After the ice thickens, use small jigging spoons fished about 6-12 inches off the pond bottom.
    Please remember to take your trash with you so your favorite fishing spot is clean and unlittered. Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions regarding angling in south central Iowa.
    2000 trout were stocked on Friday, October 31. Remember a trout stamp is required to possess or fish for trout. The pond has frozen over but the ice is not thick enough to support anglers.
    Rainbow Trout - Slow: After the ice thickens, use small jigging spoons fished about 6-12 inches off the pond bottom.

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        Regulations

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

          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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