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Fishing in Iowa is better than ever!
Here are some fishing tips to help make your next trip more successful and enjoyable for your whole family.
How to Fish For…
Every fish species is unique in where they live, what they eat, and best techniques for catching. Here’s some easy tricks on how to fish for the most popular species in Iowa.
Fishing EducationTips and resources to teach youth and adults how to fish and explore the basics of fishing.
Taking Kids Fishing
Get some simple tips to ensure kids have fun in Iowa’s great outdoors, and most importantly, want to go fishing again.
From Hookin’ to Cookin’
New to fishing? These step-by-step tips will help you gear up and then clean and cook the fish once you have caught them.
Catch and ReleaseFollow these simple tips to give the fish you release the best chance for survival.