Official State of Iowa Website Here is how you know

Copper Creek

General Information

County: Polk
Location: North side of University Ave. in Pleasant Hill along Four Mile Creek.
Acres: 42.50
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Copper Creek include:
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
  • Community Fishing Location
No recent updates

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 06/24/2021 - 521 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.5)
  • 09/18/2019 - 299 Channel Catfish (8.8)
  • 06/26/2019 - 250 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.3)
  • 9/13/2017 - 498 Channel Catfish (7.4")
  • 6/29/2017 - 225 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • 09/28/2015 - 500 Channel Catfish (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
  • 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:
  • Common Carp
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • 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:
Copper Creek provides a good community fishing spot with healthy populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish and hybrid striped bass. 2017 fishery surveys showed good bass numbers with sizes from 8- to 17-inches. Fair numbers of bluegills were sampled over 7 inches with the largest at 8.5 inches. This is above average for similar surface mine lakes. Channel catfish were sampled at 13- to 29-inches. Crappies are present in the lake, but were sampled in low numbers. Based on angler reports, there is likely a little better crappie fishery than what the sampling showed. The originally stocked hybrid striped bass were 20- to 22-inches. A new round of fingerling hybrid striped bass were stocked in late spring 2017.(2017)
Tip: Click the arrow in the lower right corner to view the Fish Survey Data tool in full-screen mode.


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.