Fishing

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).

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.