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Ottumwa Park Pond South (Trout Pond)

General Information

County: Wapello
Location: Inside Ottumwa city limits off Wapello Street
Acres: 9.10
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Ottumwa Park Pond South (Trout Pond) include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Accessible Shoreline
  • Community Fishing Location
For information on lakes in south central Iowa call the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406.
Trout were stocked in late October. Try a small tube, in-line spinners or a piece of nightcrawler. You need a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Skim ice is forming around the shorelines on the colder nights.

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

  • Winter 2022 - 3,019 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • Winter 2021 - 3,895 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • Annual 2020 - 4,004 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • 09/21/2020 - 50 Channel Catfish (8.3)
  • March 2019 - 1,017 Brook Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2019 - 3,215 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
  • March 2018 - 1,027 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2018 - 3,008 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 10/20/16 - 15,809 Bluegill (1.9")
  • 10/20/16 - 526 Largemouth Bass (4")
    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:
  • Rainbow Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
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.