Chautauqua Park Pond

General Information

County: Polk
Location: Located on the East side of SW White Birch Dr., Ankeny
Acres: 4.80
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Chautauqua Park Pond include:
  • Trails
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Community Fishing Location
No recent updates

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  • 03/26/2021 - 720 Yellow Perch (8)
  • 08/06/2020 - 1,690 Yellow Perch (3.8)
    No known aquatic invasive species have been found
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • 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:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
A fishery survey in 2020 showed a good bluegill population with most fish being 7.5- to 8-inches. Largemouth bass are abundant, but all bass surveyed were under 10 inches. Larger individuals are likely present. From stocking history and angler reports it is known that crappie and yellow perch exist, but none were collected during the survey.(2020)
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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.