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10 fall favorite trout fishing streams

10 fall favorite trout fishing streams

  • 11/15/2018 2:17:00 PM
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Get out and explore northeast Iowa’s trout streams this fall. From easily accessible streams in state or county parks, to streams in Iowa’s most wild and remote natural spaces – there's a perfect spot for everyone.
Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

  • 10/30/2018 12:35:00 PM
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Enjoy the spectacular colors and cool weather this fall fishing in northeast Iowa’s hundreds of miles of trout streams.
7 lakes you’ve got to fish this fall

7 lakes you’ve got to fish this fall

  • 10/23/2018 2:27:00 PM
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Get out and enjoy Iowa’s fantastic fishing opportunities. The air is cool, the views are picturesque, lakes are less crowded and the fish are easy to catch.
Fall community trout stocking starts October 19

Fall community trout stocking starts October 19

  • 10/9/2018 12:06:00 PM
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Seventeen lakes across Iowa are gearing up to receive trout this fall. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 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. 
Fall fishing is one of Iowa's best kept secrets

Fall fishing is one of Iowa's best kept secrets

  • 9/18/2018 3:16:00 PM
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Fall is a great time to catch fish with family and friends. The air is cool, the views are picturesque, lakes are less crowded and the fish are easy to catch.
Iowa educators recognized for programs to get students outside, fishing

Iowa educators recognized for programs to get students outside, fishing

  • 9/18/2018 3:12:00 PM
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Faith Bruck with Logan-Magnolia High School is the 2018 recipient of the Brass Bluegill award from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fish Iowa! program.In 2015, Logan-Magnolia Schools’ science teacher K.C. Kersten got a grant through Monsanto to develop a fishing pond and wetland area next to the school. The pond was stocked in the fall of 2016. In 2017, Bruck capitalized on the outdoor interests of her students and the newly stocked pond to create excitement about lifetime recreati...
Hooking summer catfish

Hooking summer catfish

  • 7/31/2018 12:45:00 PM
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Fishing for catfish is a summer tradition for many Iowa families. Invite someone new to come along this year to share the fun and memories.
5 Fun Summer Fishing Getaways

5 Fun Summer Fishing Getaways

  • 7/30/2018 12:58:00 PM
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Take that long-needed break and go fishing with your family before the crazy back to school schedule starts!
Fish kill north of Runnells appears limited to five miles

Fish kill north of Runnells appears limited to five miles

  • 7/25/2018 7:47:00 AM
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PLEASANT HILL - A fish kill that began in Camp Creek east of Pleasant Hill and about five miles north of Runnells in Polk County appears to be limited to less than five miles of Camp Creek, DNR investigators said today.
Fishing regulations relaxed at Hickory Grove Lake

Fishing regulations relaxed at Hickory Grove Lake

  • 7/17/2018 11:17:00 AM
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Colo – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has relaxed the fishing regulations at Hickory Grove Lake to allow anglers to more freely harvest game fish before the lake is renovated.
Choose your perfect fishing experience

Choose your perfect fishing experience

  • 6/13/2018 2:55:00 PM
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Getting outdoors and fishing is a little different for everyone. Some people want to get away from it all, and others enjoy a few extra amenities nearby to extend the fun. Whatever you prefer, we’ve got you covered! Here’s suggestions for some excellent Des Moines area fishing spots if…
Decorah Fish Hatchery renaming dedication

Decorah Fish Hatchery renaming dedication

  • 6/12/2018 3:09:00 PM
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DECORAH, Iowa – The Natural Resources Commission voted on May 16 to rename the DNR’s Decorah Fish Hatchery after retired director Chuck Gipp.
Iowa residents enjoy free fishing days June 1-3, 2018

Iowa residents enjoy free fishing days June 1-3, 2018

  • 5/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
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Iowa residents can try fishing without buying a license on June 1, 2 and 3 as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) free fishing weekend. All other regulations remain in place.
Fish kill under investigation in Dubuque County

Fish kill under investigation in Dubuque County

  • 5/12/2018 7:47:00 AM
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PEOSTA - The DNR was unable to determine the cause of a fish kill in Whitewater Creek, Dubuque County, that occurred sometime in the first week of May.
Family trout fishing event Saturday at Summerset Park

Family trout fishing event Saturday at Summerset Park

  • 4/3/2018 12:12:00 PM
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INDIANOLA – A family trout fishing event will be held at Banner Lake South at Summerset Park, north of Indianola, this Saturday, April 7 at 11 a.m. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release 1,400 rainbow trout.
Fishing Frenzy: 2018 Fishing Forecast

Fishing Frenzy: 2018 Fishing Forecast

  • 3/28/2018 8:33:00 AM
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We have 10 categories of recommended angling fun—everything from beginner to challenging, best with a boat, off the beaten path, master angler worthy and best for the whole family. 
Northeast Iowa trout stream stocking begins April 2

Northeast Iowa trout stream stocking begins April 2

  • 3/20/2018 12:04:00 PM
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The popular trout stream stocking season starts April 2.  By Saturday, April 7, every stocked stream will have received at least one stocking of 10-12 inch trout.
Ice-out channel catfish are biting

Ice-out channel catfish are biting

  • 3/13/2018 1:23:00 PM
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Channel catfish move close to shore and are eager to bite in many lakes and the large reservoirs across Iowa. After eating light during the winter, channel catfish go on a feeding frenzy in early spring cleaning up small fish that died over the winter.
Ice fishing shelters must be removed by Feb. 20

Ice fishing shelters must be removed by Feb. 20

  • 2/6/2018 1:09:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Permanent ice shelters must be removed from all state-owned lands and waters by Feb. 20. Ice shelter owners are encouraged not to wait until the last minute to get their shelter off the ice. If a shelter falls through the ice, the owner is responsible for getting it out of the lake.
Family trout fishing event Saturday at Bondurant

Family trout fishing event Saturday at Bondurant

  • 2/6/2018 1:08:00 PM
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BONDURANT – A family trout fishing event will be held at Lake Petocka, in Bondurant, at noon on Feb. 10. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will stock 1,400 rainbow trout in the lake. Previously scheduled for Jan. 27, the stocking was postponed due to unsafe ice conditions. 
Missouri and Big Sioux rivers paddlefish fishing season opens Feb. 4

Missouri and Big Sioux rivers paddlefish fishing season opens Feb. 4

  • 1/23/2018 12:49:00 PM
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The paddlefish fishing season is open from sunrise to sunset from Feb. 4 to April 30 on the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers. Anglers fishing for paddlefish must have a valid Iowa fishing license, along with a special paddlefish license and unused transportation tag(s).
Spend a winter day ice fishing

Spend a winter day ice fishing

  • 1/9/2018 11:41:00 AM
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Ice fishing has a passionate following across Iowa. Get a group of friends and/or family together, bundle up and go ice fishing this winter.
Licenses Expire January 10

Licenses Expire January 10

  • 1/2/2018 12:52:00 PM
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Hunters and anglers are encouraged to purchase their 2018 license before their 2017 license expires. Annual Iowa hunting and fishing licenses expire on Jan. 10. License holders who purchased the three year option should check the date range printed on their license for expiration.
Ice safety reminder as Iowa lakes freeze over

Ice safety reminder as Iowa lakes freeze over

  • 12/27/2017 11:12:00 AM
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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa. Anglers are starting to get out for the popular early ice fishing of the season.
Fantastic Fisheries Work on Small Streams

Fantastic Fisheries Work on Small Streams

  • 11/20/2017 8:16:00 AM
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Through the Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring (MSIM) Project, Iowa State University and the Iowa DNR Wildlife Bureau have a partnership to sample small streams throughout the state for fish diversity.
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