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Trout to Be Stocked at Ada Hayden on Nov. 8

Post Date:11/06/2019 10:00 AM

Due to sub-freezing temperatures predicted next week, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has moved the trout stocking at Ada Hayden Heritage Park Lake to 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8.

The trout stocking will take place near the boat ramp on the north side of the lake. Prior to releasing approximately 2,000 rainbow trout, Iowa DNR staff will install a net in the water below the bridge to prohibit trout from migrating to the south lake. The trout will range in length from 10 to 12 inches. The stocking of the lake is part of the Urban Lakes Trout Program, an effort to introduce trout fishing to more anglers across the state. This is the seventh year the Iowa DNR has used this program to release trout into Ada Hayden Heritage Park Lake.

For those interested in fishing for trout at Ada Hayden Heritage Park, the State of Iowa requires a valid fishing license, as well as a trout stamp for individuals over the age of 16.  More information regarding State of Iowa fishing regulations is available at

For more information about the stocking of Ada Hayden Heritage Park Lake, contact Ben Dodd at 515.432.2823 or

 The Parks and Recreation Department manages 38 parks and offers approximately 180 athletic, aquatic, instructional and wellness programs. Indoor programs are offered year round at the Community Center, Ames/ISU Ice Arena, and Municipal Pool. For more information, go to the Parks and Recreation homepage at or call the Community Center at 515.239.5350.

People fishing at Ada Hayden Heritage Park after Trout Stocking event in 2017Two people display trout caught during Trout Stocking event in 2017

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