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Annett Nature Center Pond (Lester Pond)

General Information

County: Warren
Location: 4 miles south of Indianola.
Acres: 5.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Lake Ahquabi State Park


Amenities at Annett Nature Center Pond (Lester Pond) include:
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
No recent updates

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  • 09/18/2019 - 66 Channel Catfish (8.8)
  • 9/7/2017 - 65 Channel Catfish (7.6")
  • 09/21/2015 - 65 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 06/24/2014 - 400 Largemouth Bass (2")
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:
Lester Pond continues to recover from a 2014 winter fish kill. Largemouth bass were restocked in the summer of 2014 and when surveyed in June of 2015 they had reached 10- to 11-inches. The bluegill were only 1 year old when surveyed in June of 2015 and averaged 5.5-inches. A portion of the black crappie population survived the winterkill and are present in low to fair numbers ranging in size from 8- to 12-inches.(2015)
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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.