Learn Fishing Tips from the Experts
Posted: 05/20/2014
Whether you want to learn to fish, compete for prizes at a tournament, or just have some fun, there is something for everyone at upcoming fishing clinics held across the state.
A list of fishing clinics is available on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources website under the special events calendar at https://programs.iowadnr.gov/specialevents/Search.aspx.  For more information about individual events, call the number listed with the clinic.
Activities vary at each clinic and may include fish identification, how to operate a reel, different ways to cast, knot tying, how to handle fish, bait presentations and different fish cleaning methods.  


May 31
Muscatine, 34th Annual Kids Fishing Seminar, Environmental Discovery Park Pond, 9 a.m. to Noon
Wapello, Outdoor Adventure Day, Langwood Education Center, 8-10 a.m.

June 7
Anita, Lake Anita Kids Fishing Day, Lake Anita, 10 a.m. to Noon
Ankeny, Ankeny Optimist Club Fishing Derby, Hawkeye Park Pond, 10 a.m. to Noon
Bloomfield, Youth Fishing Clinic, Davis County Pond 7 (S-NM1), 9:30 a.m. to Noon
Center Junction, Central Park Annual Kids Fishing Derby, Central Park Lake, 8 a.m. to Noon
Central City, Annual Kids Fishing Clinic, Wapsi – Central City to Oxford Junction, 9-11:30 a.m
Correctionville, NwIowaOutdoors.com Youth Fishing Tournament, Little Sioux Lake, 8 a.m. to Noon
Davenport, West Lake Park Fishing Clinic, Lake of the Hills, 8 a.m. to Noon
Des Moines, Pleasant Hill Youth Fishing Derby, Copper Creek, 8 a.m. to Noon
Duncombe, Youth Fishing Derby, Brushy Creek Lake, 10 a.m. to Noon
Dundee, Backbone Lake Kids Fishing Clinic and Derby, Backbone Lake, 1-3:30 p.m.
Lenox, Seth Thompson Memorial Kids Fishing Day, Wilson Park Lake, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Maquoketa, Free Fishing Clinic, Hurstville Pond, 9-11 a.m.
Marion, Kids Fish Iowa! Adventure, Lowe Park, 3-6 p.m.
Nevada, Go FISH – “Fishing Instruction Starts Here,” Hickory Grove Lake, 8-11 a.m.
Newton, Hook, Line and Sinker Fishing Derby, Mariposa Lake, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
North Liberty, Free Family Fishing Event, Liberty Centre Pond, 10 a.m. to Noon
Onawa, Blue Lake Kids Day, Blue Lake, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Scranton, Scranton’s Kids Fishing Days, Lost Lagoon, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Shenandoah, Optimist Club/Page County Conservation Fishing Derby, Pioneer Park, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sperry, DMCC Kids Fishing Derby, Big Hollow Lake, 9 a.m. to Noon
Stacyville, Family Fishing Day!, Riverside Park, 9 a.m. to Noon
Ventura, Fishing Clinic, Clear Lake, 8:30-10 a.m.
West Des Moines, 15th Annual Cops N’ Bobbers Fishing Clinic, West Des Moines City Hall, 9 a.m. to Noon
Woodbine, Kid’s Fishing Day, Willow Lake, 9-11 a.m.

June 8
Adel, Family Fishing Fun, Glissman Pond, 4-6 p.m.
Bellevue, Kids Fishing Day, Mississippi River Pool 13, 2-4 p.m.
West Point, Fishing Clinic and Derby, Pollmiller Park Lake, 9 a.m. to Noon