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Clay Pond

General Information

County: Polk
Location: On the West Side of 3rd Ave SW near 35th St. SW in Altoona
Acres: 0.80
Maximum Depth: 10.5 ft. (2019)
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Clay Pond include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Shoreline
  • Community Fishing Location
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  • 09/12/2019 - 25 Channel Catfish (8.7)
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:
A fishery survey in 2019 found Largemouth Bass and Bluegills. Fair numbers of bass were present from 10- to 14-inches. The bluegill fishery looked very good with a group of 7.5- to 8.5-inch fish present.(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.