The City of Waukee works closely with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to provide accessible, quality fishing opportunities in the Waukee community. 

Where to fish

Three ponds in Waukee's Kettlestone Development are stocked with bluegill and largemouth bass; of those, the two located north of Holmes Murphy, the Kettlestone Commons Ponds, were stocked with trout in the fall of 2019. The Tallgrass Pond is located west of the Grand Prairie Parkway and south of Tallgrass Lane. Anglers are encouraged to access these ponds via the Kettlestone Trails System. 

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. 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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