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Notes from Iowa’s outdoors

Notes from Iowa’s outdoors

  • 5/8/2018 11:57:00 AM
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Iowa’s 2018 reported spring turkey harvest is approaching 9,300 birds. Last year, hunters reported nearly 11,800 turkeys. Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season ends May 20.
Northeast Iowa trout stream stocking begins April 2

Northeast Iowa trout stream stocking begins April 2

  • 3/20/2018 1:04:00 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.
Spring urban trout stocking starts March 23

Spring urban trout stocking starts March 23

  • 3/6/2018 1:15:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout in 10 lakes across Iowa in March and April as part of its cool weather trout program.
Winter urban trout stocking starts Jan. 13

Winter urban trout stocking starts Jan. 13

  • 1/2/2018 1:48:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release trout in seven locations this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months.
Fall urban trout stocking begins October 14

Fall urban trout stocking begins October 14

  • 10/10/2017 12:57:00 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. 
Family trout fishing event April 8 at Summerset Park

Family trout fishing event April 8 at Summerset Park

  • 3/28/2017 12:01:00 PM
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INDIANOLA – A family trout fishing event will be held at Banner Lake South at Summerset Park, north of Indianola, April 8 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release 1,400 rainbow trout around noon.
Northeast Iowa trout stream stocking begins April 3

Northeast Iowa trout stream stocking begins April 3

  • 3/14/2017 11:37:00 AM
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The popular annual stream trout stocking season starts April 3.  Find out when your favorite trout stream will be stocked with the stocking calendar available on the DNR website.
Spring urban trout stocking schedule

Spring urban trout stocking schedule

  • 3/7/2017 1:16:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries staff will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout in 10 lakes across Iowa in March and April as part of its cool weather trout program.
Trout stocking at Ada Hayden postponed

Trout stocking at Ada Hayden postponed

  • 2/1/2017 9:47:00 AM
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AMES – The trout stocking scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 4 at Ada Hayden in Ames has been postponed due to unsafe ice conditions. 
Trout stocking at Lake Petocka postponed

Trout stocking at Lake Petocka postponed

  • 1/24/2017 1:18:00 PM
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Bondurant – The trout stocking and family fishing event scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 28 at Lake Petocka has been postponed due to unsafe ice conditions.
Trout stocking at Big Lake postponed

Trout stocking at Big Lake postponed

  • 1/19/2017 4:06:00 PM
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Council Bluffs – The trout stocking scheduled for tomorrow, Jan. 20 at Big Lake has been postponed until spring due to rapidly deteriorating ice conditions. 
Winter urban trout stocking begins Jan. 14

Winter urban trout stocking begins Jan. 14

  • 12/27/2016 2:13:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release trout in seven locations this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months.
Put More Urban Trout In Your Creel

Put More Urban Trout In Your Creel

  • 12/8/2016 4:19:00 PM
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The DNR keeps expanding its urban trout program, which brings trout fishing closer to anglers across Iowa.
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. 
Spring Urban Trout Stocking Schedule

Spring Urban Trout Stocking Schedule

  • 2/23/2016 7:32:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release trout in 10 locations in areas that would not support them during warmer months.
Trout Stocking Delayed at Bacon Creek Lake

Trout Stocking Delayed at Bacon Creek Lake

  • 1/14/2016 8:41:00 AM
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Sioux City – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has cancelled the trout stocking at Bacon Creek Lake scheduled for Jan. 16, due to unsafe ice conditions.
Trout Stocking Delayed at Scharnberg Pond

Trout Stocking Delayed at Scharnberg Pond

  • 1/5/2016 10:37:00 AM
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Spencer – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has cancelled the trout stocking at Scharnberg Pond scheduled for Jan. 9, due to unsafe ice conditions.
Winter Trout Stocking Begins Jan 9

Winter Trout Stocking Begins Jan 9

  • 12/29/2015 7:47:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release trout in seven locations this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months.
Six tips for cold-weather trout fishing

Six tips for cold-weather trout fishing

  • 12/3/2014 10:29:00 AM
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If you want to fish this winter in Iowa without stepping out on the ice, check out northeast Iowa’s trout streams, which rarely freeze and are open for fishing year-round. Or if you’re not able to make the trip, we stock a number of urban lakes statewide with trout for a new fishing experience through the ice.