Public Fishing Ponds

  • Ankeny has several public ponds that offer great recreational fishing. Anglers will find largemouth bass, blue gill and crappie. All public ponds can be fished. View map (PDF). Visit DNR's Fish Local website for additional information. 

Do I need a fishing license?

  • A fishing license is required for everyone age 14 and older. A trout stamp is not required to possess trout. All other Iowa fishing regulations must be obeyed. 

Is ice fishing allowed?

  • Ice fishing is allowed on all public ponds. 

Are boats or canoes allowed?

  • Boats, canoes, kayaks or tubes are not permitted on any public body of water in Ankeny.