Scharnberg Pond

General Information

County: Clay
Location: 3m E Everly
Acres: 10.00
Maximum Depth: 12 ft. ( - No year listed)
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Scharnberg Pond include:
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Accessible Shoreline
The majority of area lakes have 12+ inches of ice allowing for safe ice fishing. In areas with thicker ice some small vehicle traffic has been prevalent. Use caution as there have been a handful of snowmobiles and atvs that have gone though in lakes that still have open holes and seams. Be sure you know a safe route on and off the ice. Bring safety essentials like flotation, ice picks and a friend. Area lakes have 3-6 inches of snow coverage. The forecast calls continued below freezing temperatu
A trout stocking took place mid January and fish should be biting well. You will need a valid fishing license and trout stamp in order to fish or possess trout.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Trout are biting on a variety of different baits. Try using a worm or lure that imitates a minnow.
Brook Trout - Good:

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  • Winter 2020 - 3,041 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • 09/23/2020 - 161 Channel Catfish (9.4)
  • winter 2019 - 3,457 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
  • winter 2018 - 3,545 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 3,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • Jan 2016 - 750 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • Jan 2016 - 2,500 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 10/6/16 - 176 Channel Catfish (9.1")
  • annual 2015 - 3,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 2,850 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • Winter 2013 - 3,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 05/23/2013 - 600 Channel Catfish (5.1")
  • winter 2012 - 3,000 Rainbow 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 Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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
  • 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:
  • Rainbow Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
  • Smallmouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Walleye
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Scharnberg Pond will provide anglers quality fishing throughout the 2014 fishing season. Largemouth bass anglers will find a catch dominated by fish just under the 15-inch length limit; persistence and patience will be rewarded with legal size and larger fish being caught. Anglers are reminded to practice catch and release of this important predator species at Scharnberg Park Pond. Bluegill anglers will find good opportunities at Scharnberg Park Pond during the 2014 fishing season. Early season (May - June, 2014) will produce a catch dominated by angler acceptable size and larger bluegill common within the catch. Continued good growth of the Scharnberg Park Pond bluegill population should produce good numbers of quality (6.0 - 7.9 inches) sized fish for the fall (2014) and winter seasons. Channel catfish anglers will find good opportunities for superb angling during the 2014 season and beyond. Currently, quality numbers of angler acceptable sized fish 17 inches and larger are available. (2014)
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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.