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Ottumwa Lagoon

General Information

County: Wapello
Location: Inside Ottumwa city limits off Wapello Street
Acres: 59.00
Maximum Depth: 14 ft. (2015)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Ottumwa Lagoon include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Community Fishing Location
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  • fall 2018 - 1,058 Channel Catfish (8.6)
  • 9/15/16 - 550 Channel Catfish (9.1")
  • 10/01/2015 - 14,858 Bluegill (1.2")
  • winter 2011 - 2,700 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 10/14/2011 - 200 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 09/09/2011 - 1,444 Channel Catfish (8.1")
  • 03/19/2011 - 200 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 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: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers (Missouri, Big Sioux, and Des Moines) where intermittent or constant flow occur have a catfish combined daily bag of 15 fish. Associated chutes and backwaters of the Mississippi River have no daily bag or possession limit.
  • 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:

Contacts

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.