The City of Waukee works closely with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to provide accessible, quality fishing opportunities in the Waukee community. An Iowa fishing license is required at any of the public fishing ponds.

Where to fish

Four ponds in Waukee's Kettlestone Development are stocked with bluegill and largemouth bass. They can be accessed from the Kettlestone Greenbelt trail.

  • Kettlestone Commons Ponds are north of the Holmes Murphy building and east of Grand Prairie Parkway. 
  • Tallgrass Pond is located west of Grand Prairie Parkway and south of Tallgrass Lane. T
  • Kettlestone Village Pond is located north of Westown Parkway and east of SE Parkview Crossing Drive. 

Triumph Park includes an 11-acre pond and an ADA-compliant accessible fishing pier. This pond was part of the Iowa DNR's fall trout stocking program on October 28, 2022. Learn more about trout fishing in Iowa

See a map of Waukee's fishing destinations (PDF).

Preparing to fish

Those wishing to buy a fishing license, explore maps, get Iowa fishing regulations and learn more can visit the DNR website. In Waukee, residents and visitors can purchase fishing licenses in-person at Fleet Farm, located at 1300 SE Kettlestone Blvd.

Per Iowa's fishing regulations, the daily limit for bluegills is 25 and trout is 5. The daily limit for bass is 3, but bass must be at least 15 inches long to keep. Releasing bass back into the waterbody helps maintain healthy fish populations.

Kayaks, paddle boats and motorboats are not allowed in the Kettlestone Commons and Tallgrass ponds.

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