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Yellow Banks Park Pond

General Information

County: Polk
Location: SE edge Des Moines
Acres: 4.00
Maximum Depth: 18 ft. (2019)
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park


Amenities at Yellow Banks Park Pond include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Restrooms
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Community Fishing Location
No recent updates

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  • 09/20/2021 - 70 Channel Catfish (9.2)
  • 9/13/2017 - 65 Channel Catfish (7.4")
    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
  • 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: 18-inch minimum
    • Other:
Yellow Banks Pond provides some good bass and bluegill fishing. Largemouth bass were surveyed at 8- to 14-inches. Larger bass are present. Bluegills are present in fair numbers with sizes reaching just over 8 inches.(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.