Dalton Pond

General Information

County: Jackson
Location: 1 mile southeast of Preston
Acres: 2.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

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Amenities at Dalton Pond include:
  • Camping
Interior rivers remain low and in excellent condition for angling opportunities. Walleye and smallmouth bass have been biting well on plastics this past week. The lakes in and around Black Hawk County have been slow, with some having skim ice. Trout streams are in excellent condition. For further information contact your local baits shops for the most up-to-date information.
The outlet structure boards were pulled on November 16th of last week, the pond is now drained until spring of 2023.
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  • Annual 2021 - 3,123 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • Annual 2020 - 3,314 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • annual 2019 - 1,002 Brook Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2019 - 2,456 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2018 - 1,031 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2018 - 2,848 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 1,327 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 2,759 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 1,252 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 3,386 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 1,363 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 2,747 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 1,000 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 2,680 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • Winter 2013 - 1,350 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • Winter 2013 - 2,950 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 800 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 4,255 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.

  • 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
Dalton pond is stocked weekly with rainbow trout during April, May, September, and October. The pond is drained from November through March and July through August of each year to manage vegetation including chara and coontail that cause problems in this very shallow pond.(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.