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.

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