The City of Waukee works closely with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to provide accessible, quality fishing opportunities in the Waukee community. Three ponds in Waukee's Kettlestone Development are now 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. Learn more about trout fishing in Iowa. See a map of Waukee's fishing destinations (PDF).
The City is also planning to build a pond and an all-inclusive fishing pier at the future Waukee Youth Sports Complex and Park, anticipated to be completed in 2022.
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 the Hy-Vee Gas Station, located at 1025 Hickman Road.
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 motor boats are not allowed in the Kettlestone Commons and Tallgrass ponds.