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Art Center

General Information

County: Polk
Location: Located on the East side of SW State St. at the Art Center, Ankeny
Acres: 1.60
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Art Center include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Community Fishing Location
No recent updates

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

  • 10/17/2018 - 61 Channel Catfish (8.5)
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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:
A fishery survey in 2019 found excellent numbers of Largemouth Bass with sizes ranging from 7- to 18.5-inches. The most common sizes of bass were between 9.5- and 12-inches. Bluegills were 3- to 7-inches with most around 5.5-inches. (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.