Johnston Commons

General Information

County: Polk
Location: Located on Northglenn Dr. behind the Johnston Library and Historical Museum, Johnston
Acres: 3.50
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Johnston Commons include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Community Fishing Location
No recent updates

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

  • 09/29/2021 - 64 Channel Catfish (9)
  • 10/09/2018 - 76 Channel Catfish (8.3)
  • 06/07/2018 - 350 Largemouth Bass (1.6)
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:
A 2018 fish survey showed the pond is absent of largemouth bass. This has resulted in a stunted bluegill population where most are 4.5- to 5.5-inches. The only other species surveyed were white crappies with sizes from 5.5- to 10.5-inches. (2019)
Tip: Click the arrow in the lower right corner to view the Fish Survey Data tool in full-screen mode.


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.