Prairie Lakes North

General Information

County: Polk
Location: Located on the Southwest of the intersection of NW 18th St. and NW State St., Ankeny
Acres: 3.50
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Prairie Lakes North include:
  • Trails
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Community Fishing Location
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  • 09/21/2021 - 63 Channel Catfish (9.2)
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:
Priarie Lakes North pond will provide anglers with good in-town bass fishing. A 2018 fish survey found good numbers of 7- to 17-inch bass with some larger fish up to 20-inches. Bluegills were mostly 3.5- to 7-inches. Black crappies are present, but fish over 9-inches are rare. This pond offers a unique opportunity to catch large pumpkinseed sunfish up to 8.5 inches. (2018)
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.