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Ottumwa Park Pond West

General Information

County: Wapello
Location: Inside Ottumwa city limits off Wapello Street
Acres: 5.82
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: Boats not allowed

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Ottumwa Park Pond West include:
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Community Fishing Location
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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:
The West Pond was renovated in the summer of 2016. The pond has been restocked with largemouth bass and bluegill. This is part of a comprehensive project to improve angling opportunities at all of the park ponds in the Greater Ottumwa Park. Channel catfish will be added in 2017.(2017)

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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.