Ottumwa Park Pond South

General Information

County: Wapello
Location: Inside Ottumwa city limits off Wapello Street
Acres: 9.10
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Ottumwa Park Pond South include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Community Fishing Location
There has been very little angler activity in the last week. The district includes Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Wapello, Wayne and Van Buren counties. Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.
Trout were stocked on October 25th. The pond is covered in skim ice making fishing difficult. You need a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout.

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

  • March 2018 - 1,027 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2018 - 3,008 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 10/20/16 - 15,809 Bluegill (1.9")
  • 10/20/16 - 526 Largemouth Bass (4")
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:

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.