Iowa's Fish Hatcheries

More than 130 million fish are stocked annually into Iowa waters, raised in cold water fish hatcheries, cool and warm water hatcheries and egg-taking stations. Fish raised and stocked from hatcheries include trout, channel catfish, hybrid striped bass, muskellunge, northern pike, saugeye, walleye and more.



+ Big Spring Fish Hatchery
+ Decorah Fish Hatchery
+ Fairport Fish Hatchery
+ Guttenberg Fish Hatchery
+ Manchester Fish Hatchery
+ Mount Ayr Fish Hatchery
+ Rathbun Fish Hatchery
+ Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery
A look inside...


Many people think of trout in terms of going from the water to the frying pan but it all actually starts in reverse, from fertilized trout eggs in a pan to hatching and eventually going to the water where they can be caught.

Take a look inside the Manchester Fish Hatchery and the trout spawning process.