Witmer Park Pond

General Information

County: Polk
Acres: 1.20
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Walnut Woods State Park


Amenities at Witmer Park Pond include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Community Fishing Location
No recent updates

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

  • 09/29/2021 - 50 Channel Catfish (9)
  • 10/29/2019 - 300 Bluegill (3)
  • 10/18/2019 - 55 Largemouth Bass (4.1)
  • 10/02/2019 - 50 Channel Catfish (9.3)
    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:
Witmer Pond was re-stocked in 2019 with largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish following renovation. A 2020 fishery survey found largemouth had grown to 11- to 12-inches and bluegills to 4.5- to 5.5-inches.(2020)
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.