The Iowa DNR will be stocking trout at a popular local fishing spot in Ottumwa.
According to a press release from the City, The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be stocking 2,000 rainbow trout in the pond at the east side of Wapello street by the orange and blue playground equipment between March 23rd-25th. All Iowa fishing regulations apply at the pond. There is a bag limit of 5 trout per day; the possession limit is 10. A trout fishing derby will be held on Saturday March 26th from 8:00 A.M. to Noon. Prizes will be awarded for the first 15 fish caught.
The Ottumwa Park Department has partnered with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to improve fishing in the ponds in Ottumwa Park. The Iowa DNR Fisheries Bureau has been involved in trout stocking in urban areas for over 30 years in an effort to introduce trout fishing to more anglers across the state. More information about fishing in Iowa, including licensing and the urban
trout-stocking program can be found online at www.iowadnr.gov.