Walker-Johnston Pond

General Information

County: Polk
Location: Within Walker-Johnston Park in the city of Urbandale.
Acres: 1.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Walker-Johnston Pond include:
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Community Fishing Location
No recent updates

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

  • 9/18/2017 - 18 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 09/29/2015 - 18 Channel Catfish (8")
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:
This fishery has declined in quality since the 2015 survey. The 2018 survey found the largemouth bass and bluegill sizes to be smaller than expected. Bluegills are now mostly around 5 inches with a few up to 7 inches. All bass surveyed were from 8- to 9.5-inches. More surveys will be done in the near future to see if these small size structures are permanent or fluctuating.(2019)

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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.