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Witmer Park Pond

General Information

County: Polk
Acres: 1.20
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Walnut Woods State Park


Amenities at Witmer Park Pond include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Community Fishing Location
No recent updates

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

  • 10/29/2019 - 300 Bluegill (3)
  • 10/18/2019 - 55 Largemouth Bass (4.1)
  • 10/02/2019 - 50 Channel Catfish (9.3)
  • 06/24/2011 - 100 Largemouth Bass (1.2")
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
  • 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:
Witmer Pond can give the urban angler a good largemouth bass fishing experience. A survey in 2017 found 6.5- to 17.5-inch bass. Bluegills and crappies are present, but at stunted sizes. Bluegills are abundant at 3.5- to 5.5-inches. Crappies were surveyed in low numbers at around 6-inches. Work is planned to improve the fishery by removing the common carp and restocking the pond. The project will also improve shore fishing access. (2017)


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.