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I have only gone to the actual Faith Pond a few times and had an ok experience. Even though the security guard showed us a picture of a 5 pound bass caught from there. Although remember that it is private and you have to get permission to fish there. Also remember Fishbrain names an entire area of ponds by just one name and I recommend the prairie ridge ponds.

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Brute trout
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I was in my tent with my dad, then all of a sudden my dad got the trout almost got in out of his ice hole but boom the fish almost pulled my dads pole in it hooked my line and I reeled it in. I’m looking or a new bait caster if anyone knows a good price brand let me know!!!

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Fishing regulations in Iowa can change throughout the year. Make sure to check this page before fishing for the most up to date rules and regulations for the current season. Local regulations govern when you can fish, the max size of the fish you can keep, how many fish you can keep, and more.

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