Fishing

Madison County parks provide for a multitude of fishing opportunities for anglers. Iowa’s most popular game fish, the Channel Catfish, can be easily caught in all of the river systems in Madison County. Excellent pan fishing opportunities (Bluegills, Bass and Crappie) also abound in each of the public ponds, lakes and impoundments found in various County, State and municipal parks in Madison County.

We strongly encourage all anglers to practice the “catch & release” ethic when catching any size Large-Mouth Bass. Even though we have a posted 15” minimum length limit for Large-Mouth Bass on our public areas, we encourage all anglers to immediately return all bass to the water in healthy condition.

Fishing Information by Park:

Fellowship Forest has a small ½ acre pond that provides the perfect place to take a young family for a few hours of fishing. Although small in size, this pond is surprisingly deep and provides fair fishing for Bluegill, Large-Mouth Bass and Channel Catfish. Park hours are 7:00am to 10:00pm

Special Rules:

  • Fishing pond is designated for kids only.
  • No vessels.
  • 15” Minimum length limit on Large-Mouth Bass

Facilities:

  • ½ Acre Pond
  • Small Fishing Dock
  • Good shore-line accessibility
  • Vault bathrooms

Click for map of Fellowship Pond Depths