Fishing Areas

Big Lake - 2600 N 8th Street
Lake Manawa - 110 S Shore Drive
All state fishing license requirements apply (click on the link below)
Lakes are stocked periodically through the year with Rainbow Trout 

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the Council Bluffs Parks, Recreation and Public Property Department, stock Big Lake bi-annually with rainbow trout. They usually stock it in late October, and then again in February. Trout fees are required and fishing licenses required for ages 16 and older. Children under 16 accompanied by a properly licensed adult (trout fee included) do not need to pay the trout fee, but the combined limit is 5 per day. Big Lake was restored in 2009 and stocked with warm water fish the Spring of 2010 and 2011.

Iowa DNR "Places to Fish


Trout Stocking