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Heritage Pond

General Information

County: Dubuque
Location: N edge of Dubuque
Acres: 10.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Mines of Spain State Rec Area and E. B. Lyons

Amenities

Amenities at Heritage Pond include:
  • Boat Access
  • Accessible Pier
  • Restrooms
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
  • Community Fishing Location
Interior rivers are getting low and providing some fair to good angling opportunities for walleye, pike and smallmouth bass. Rivers should be in good condition for the upcoming weekend. Trout streams are in excellent condition and providing some insect hatches with the warmer weather. For further information contact your area bait and tackle shops. All field stations and fish hatcheries remain closed at this time, for further information contact the N.E. District Office at 563-927-3276.
Heritage Pond was stocked during the last week of March and should still produce some good opportunities at catching some rainbow trout.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Try live bait fished under a bobber or casting and retrieving smaller flashy jigs or spinners.
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  • April 2019 - 910 Brook Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2019 - 2,908 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
  • 09/27/2019 - 240 Largemouth Bass (4.5)
  • 09/11/2019 - 275 Channel Catfish (8.7)
  • annual 2018 - 3,876 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 3,600 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 9/12/2017 - 275 Channel Catfish (7.7")
  • Feb 2016 - 400 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • Feb 2016 - 3,100 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 600 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 2,700 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 09/22/2015 - 176 Channel Catfish (8")
  • annual 2014 - 800 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 2,620 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • Winter 2013 - 3,600 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 09/30/2013 - 285 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • winter 2012 - 5,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • winter 2011 - 45 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • winter 2011 - 3,372 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
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

Contacts

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.