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10 fantastic fall fishing spots

10 fantastic fall fishing spots

  • 10/17/2017 3:05:00 PM
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Fall offers fantastic fishing – get out and enjoy it. The air is cool, lakes are less crowded and fish are easy to catch.
Top fall trout fishing destinations

Top fall trout fishing destinations

  • 10/5/2017 3:07:00 PM
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Get out and explore northeast Iowa this fall. Enjoy fewer visitors, cool weather and spectacular displays of autumn colors, including Iowa’s prize trout.
Trout fishing under a canopy of fall colors

Trout fishing under a canopy of fall colors

  • 10/3/2017 1:37:00 PM
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Enjoy the spectacular colors and cool weather this fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout in northeast Iowa’s hundreds of miles of trout streams. From easily accessible streams in state or county parks, to those found in Iowa’s most wild and remote natural spaces, there are plenty of places to catch rainbow, brown and brook trout.
Fall colors beginning to show in Iowa

Fall colors beginning to show in Iowa

  • 9/19/2017 2:35:00 PM
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This year may be a good one for leaf viewers, according to Jeff Goerndt, state forester with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Fall fishing in Iowa rivers

Fall fishing in Iowa rivers

  • 9/19/2017 11:38:00 AM
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Enjoy Iowa’s natural landscapes fishing Iowa’s rivers and streams this fall. A unique angling challenge is hidden around every bend.
Iowa Fall Fishing Forecast for 2017

Iowa Fall Fishing Forecast for 2017

  • 9/18/2017 3:06:00 PM
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Fall offers fantastic fishing – get out and enjoy it. The air is cool, lakes are less crowded and fish are easy to catch. Add one of these destinations to your fall fishing itinerary.
Fall is a great time to catch fish

Fall is a great time to catch fish

  • 9/12/2017 3:17:00 PM
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Fall is a great time to be outdoors with family and friends. The air is cool, the views are picturesque, lakes are less crowded and the fish are easy to catch.
10 top destinations for trout fishing this fall

10 top destinations for trout fishing this fall

  • 10/18/2016 11:14:00 AM
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Start a new fall tradition with a trip to northeast Iowa’s hundreds of miles of trout streams. From easily accessible streams in state or county parks, to those found in Iowa’s most wild and remote natural spaces, there are plenty of places to catch rainbow, brown and brook trout.
7 ways to prep for fall hunting in Iowa

7 ways to prep for fall hunting in Iowa

  • 10/14/2016 2:52:00 PM
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Are you ready for some hunting? Iowa's most popular hunting seasons are just around the corner! Here are tips and resources to help you get ready.
Colors of the Driftless

Colors of the Driftless

  • 10/7/2016 3:14:00 PM
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Far up in the northeast corner of Iowa lies a tiny gem of a town called Marquette. The town proudly proclaims to be “Iowa’s Best Kept Secret.” In fact, if it wasn’t for the congenial welcome sign that reads “The People of Iowa Welcome You. Iowa: Fields of Opportunities,” most Iowans would never know they were still in the Hawkeye State. Yet, in this area of Iowa, the sign almost seems like a misnomer as there are few fields to see.
Trout fishing under a canopy of fall colors

Trout fishing under a canopy of fall colors

  • 10/4/2016 1:43:00 PM
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Enjoy the vibrant scenery and cool weather this fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout in northeast Iowa’s hundreds of miles of trout streams. From easily accessible streams in state or county parks, to those found in Iowa’s most wild and remote natural spaces, there are plenty of places to catch rainbow, brown and brook trout.
Fall urban trout stocking begins October 13

Fall urban trout stocking begins October 13

  • 10/4/2016 1:42:00 PM
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Seventeen locations across Iowa are gearing up to receive trout this fall. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at each location as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer months. 
Out of the way fall color

Out of the way fall color

  • 9/30/2016 11:17:00 AM
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Autumn brings a welcoming crispness to the air. It’s officially fall in the Midwest, and fun abounds statewide for those in search of color and good times outdoors. Yes, northeast Iowa is the top hotspot for fall color, but here are some less trod places with everything from fishing to paddling and hiking. So get out—there is much to explore!
Top 10 destinations for trout fishing this fall in Iowa

Top 10 destinations for trout fishing this fall in Iowa

  • 9/30/2016 10:30:00 AM
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Start a new fall tradition with a trip to northeast Iowa’s hundreds of miles of trout streams. From easily accessible streams in state or county parks, to those found in Iowa’s most wild and remote natural spaces, there are plenty of places to catch rainbow, brown and brook trout.
7 must-see waterfalls in Iowa State Parks

7 must-see waterfalls in Iowa State Parks

  • 9/29/2016 3:39:00 PM
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From nature's splendor to man-made spillways, these water features are definitely wonderful. Below, get the full list of Iowa's waterfalls, how to get to each one, and ideas on other things to do in the area while on your waterfall tour.
6 tips for cool-weather camping

6 tips for cool-weather camping

  • 9/23/2016 1:06:00 PM
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Campers don’t have to pack up the tent and park the camper just because the calendar flips to September (or wait for it to hit June, either!). These off-peak seasons can be some of the best times to go, with cooler temperatures and in the fall, gorgeous fall colors at the campground. As the temperature dips, here are some tips to stay cozy at the campground.
Iowa Fall Fishing Forecast

Iowa Fall Fishing Forecast

  • 9/14/2016 4:14:00 PM
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Fall fishing is one of Iowa's best kept secrets. The air is cool, the views are picturesque and the fish are pulling out of their late summer slumber. Add one of these destinations to your fall fishing itinerary.
Fall Fishing Frenzy

Fall Fishing Frenzy

  • 9/13/2016 12:54:00 PM
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Fall is a great time to be outdoors. The air is cool, the views are picturesque and the fish are pulling out of their late summer slumber.
Fall Fishing in Iowa Rivers

Fall Fishing in Iowa Rivers

  • 8/30/2016 1:51:00 PM
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Enjoy Iowa’s natural landscapes fishing Iowa’s rivers and streams this fall. A unique angling challenge is hidden around every bend.
Be careful, late summer is prime time for fish kills

Be careful, late summer is prime time for fish kills

  • 8/24/2016 2:22:00 PM
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Unfortunately the end of summer is the worst time for underwater dwellers. In August and September, temperatures are often high, oxygen levels tend to be low and if stream levels are low, fish and other water critters can be especially vulnerable. 
Heavy Rainfall Closes Shooting Range At Hawkeye Wildlife Area

Heavy Rainfall Closes Shooting Range At Hawkeye Wildlife Area

  • 6/22/2016 1:55:00 PM
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IOWA CITY - The Tim Dorr rifle and handgun range at the Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area is closed after a nearly six inch rainfall Tuesday night damaged the recently completed renovation on the popular shooting range.
Fall Trout Spawn

Fall Trout Spawn

  • 11/10/2015 6:32:00 AM
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Hundreds of yellow ovals offset the brown and green coloration of each female brown trout ready to spawn at the Manchester Fish Hatchery. The splashes of color are signs that trout spawning season is in full swing.
5 Fishing Hot Spots for Fall

5 Fishing Hot Spots for Fall

  • 10/15/2015 9:12:00 AM
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One of Iowa’s best kept secrets is excellent fall fishing. Many Iowa anglers love to fish this time of year simply because it’s a relaxing time to enjoy being on the water, with smaller crowds and picturesque views. But just as importantly, cooler temperatures trigger fish to actively search for food, and that means a lot more action on Iowa lakes and streams.
Top Spots to Hunt Turkey This Fall

Top Spots to Hunt Turkey This Fall

  • 10/9/2015 10:33:00 AM
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While we’re not about to give away anybody’s prized hunting spot, there are areas better than others when it comes to turkey hunting. And fall hunting’s a totally different game than spring turkey hunting. Fall regulations allow for the take of any sex or age of a wild turkey, one per turkey license, but mature males are more difficult to hunt in the fall
7 Stunning Iowa State Park Views for Fall

7 Stunning Iowa State Park Views for Fall

  • 10/8/2015 12:00:00 PM
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While looks aren’t everything, they certainly don’t hurt when you’re talking about parks. If you haven’t seen the views below for yourself, put these state parks on your list of destinations to hit this autumn. Changing leaves make fall one of Iowa’s most picturesque seasons, so take plenty of photos when you stop to admire the view.
  Trout Fishing Under a Canopy of Fall Colors

Trout Fishing Under a Canopy of Fall Colors

  • 9/29/2015 12:00:00 PM
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DECORAH – Fishing Iowa’s trout streams this fall is a unique way to enjoy the cool weather and marvel at the amazing colors of fall and Iowa’s prize trout. Male brown and brook trout will display their brightest, most vibrant colors this time of year.
  Fall Urban Trout Stocking Begins October 9

Fall Urban Trout Stocking Begins October 9

  • 9/22/2015 12:00:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will begin its popular fall and winter trout stocking on Oct. 9, with releases planned for Sand Lake, in Marshalltown and North Prairie Lake, in Cedar Falls.
Fall Fishing Frenzy

Fall Fishing Frenzy

  • 9/15/2015 12:00:00 PM
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Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Bureau, says fall is often overlooked as a prime fishing time because “many of us are in hunting mode or are busy with school activities, but there is excellent fishing to be had and most of our trophy fish are caught in the fall.”
Explore This Iowan Urban Sanctuary

Explore This Iowan Urban Sanctuary

  • 7/10/2015 10:51:00 AM
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By Jennifer Wilson From the July/August 2014 issue of Iowa Outdoors magazine Ask park manager Lori Eberhard what George Wyth Memorial State Park has to offer travelers, and you’d better settle in for a long answer.
7 Things To Do in Iowa's Outdoors This Week

7 Things To Do in Iowa's Outdoors This Week

  • 6/26/2015 4:21:00 AM
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If you’re looking for some new or different ideas to explore Iowa’s outdoors, we have a suggestion for each day of the holiday week:
Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of Fall Fishing in Iowa

Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of Fall Fishing in Iowa

  • 10/10/2014 10:36:00 AM
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As we creep further into autumn, fish are going on a feeding frenzy to prepare for winter and next spring’s spawn. Fish get into predictable patterns, making them easier to locate. For anglers, that means some of the best fishing of the year –second only to spring – and a great chance at hooking a trophy fish.