Moorehead Park Pond

General Information

County: Ida
Location: 1/2 mile north of Ida Grove
Acres: 10.00
Maximum Depth: 20.1 ft. (2008 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping project.)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Moorehead Park Pond include:
  • Boat Access
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Gravel Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
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  • 09/08/2020 - 180 Channel Catfish (8)
  • 10/03/2018 - 182 Channel Catfish (8.7)
  • 10/3/16 - 180 Channel Catfish (9.1")
  • 05/23/2013 - 1,000 Channel Catfish (5.0")
  • Brittle Naiad
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:
Moorehead Park Pond has a fair panfish population. Expect to catch decent numbers of bluegill and crappie. The size structure of the panfish has improved a little over the past several years. There are good numbers of bass, but not a lot of legal size fish. The channel catfish population is very strong with many catfish from 2- to 4-pounds.(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.