Osborne Pond

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: Located 4.5 miles southwest of Elkader on Highway 13.
Acres: 3.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Osborne Pond include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
No recent updates

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

  • 09/27/2019 - 10,000 Bluegill (1.26)
  • 09/22/2015 - 36 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 10/03/2013 - 36 Channel Catfish (8.8")
  • 09/14/2011 - 36 Channel Catfish (8.9")
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:
Following draining, dredging, dam and watershed improvements, in-lake fish attracting structures were added. Early rains mid-September filled the lake enough to stock 10,000 bluegill fry. Largemouth bass and channel catfish will be stocked 2020. (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.