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Gizzard Shad found in Iowa Great Lakes

Gizzard Shad found in Iowa Great Lakes

  • 8/29/2017 1:05:00 PM
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SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) discovered 26, 3- to 5-inch gizzard shad, in East Okoboji Lake on August 11 as part of routine sampling.
9 animals you probably won’t see in Iowa

9 animals you probably won’t see in Iowa

  • 8/4/2017 2:15:00 PM
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Whether they are on the endangered species list, only come out during certain times of the year, or are simply hard to see, these animals are rarely seen in Iowa.
Ice-out channel catfish are biting

Ice-out channel catfish are biting

  • 3/14/2017 11:38:00 AM
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Channel catfish are close to shore and 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 eating gizzard shad and other small fish that died over the winter.