Hooper Area Pond
6 miles southwest of Indianola
No Size Limit at No Wake
Amenities at Hooper Area Pond include:
- Boat Access
- Good/Excellent Shorefishing
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|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. |
|Bluegill - Good: Anglers are catching fair numbers of bluegills with occasional crappies fishing the lower half of the lake.|
Hooper looks to be an excellent crappie fishery in 2012. Black and white crappies were surveyed in good numbers. White crappie ranged from 7 to 12 inches and the black crappie from 7 to 11 inches. Bluegill sizes are currently less desirable with most fish 6 to a little over 7 inches. There is a large year class of redear sunfish at 7.5 inches with fewer numbers of fish stretching out to 9.5 inches. Largemouth bass are abundant with a good distribution of fish from 8 to 16.5 inches. Hooper has a strong channel catfish population that tends to average larger size fish than most lakes in central Iowa. Most catfish sampled were 20 to 24 inches with fish over 30 inches observed. (2011)
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