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DMACC West Campus Pond

General Information

County: Polk
Location: 1 mile west of I-35 and Grand Avenue interchange in West Des Moines.
Acres: 3.60
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks


Amenities at DMACC West Campus Pond include:
  • Accessible Pier
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Community Fishing Location
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  • 06/07/2018 - 360 Largemouth Bass (1.6)
  • 9/18/2017 - 64 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 09/28/2015 - 64 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:
  • 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:
DMACC West Campus Pond is private, but open to public fishing from shore during open water. Ice fishing is not allowed. Any fish caught must be released. Bluegill and largemouth bass make up the fishery. The pond is a good location to introduce young anglers. (2019)
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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.