Welcome to Iowa Trout Country!

Plenty of opportunities await trout anglers in Iowa:

Schedule time during your next trip to northeast Iowa to visit one of Iowa's three trout hatcheries - Manchester, Decorah, or Big Springs. The grounds to each facility are open to the public year round from sunrise to sunset.

Plan your Iowa Trout Fishing Adventure

The fall community fishing trout stockings and family fishing events start Oct. 19. Check the calendar at the bottom of this page for dates and details. These cool weather stockings provide easy-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months. They are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish.

Get the most out of your trout fishing trip with information about each stream's location, qualities, and other fun facts on the trout streams webpage.

Check out the overview map of all trout streams in Northeast Iowa online, or email the DNR or call the DNR Phone Center at 515-725-8200 to request a printed version. A mobile-friendly version of the trout map is also available.

Buy Your Fishing Licenses Online

Catchable Trout Streams

Find your favorite trout stream and when it will be stocked with the Trout Stream Stocking Calendar. Call 563-927-5736 for current trout stream or urban stocking information.

 

 

Trout Information
+ Trout Regulations (License, Seasons, Limits)
+ Where can I fish for trout?
+ Iowa's Wild Trout
+ Improving Trout Stream Fishing
+ Kids' Trout Fishing Ponds