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All 18 community trout ponds have been stocked this fall

All 18 community trout ponds have been stocked this fall

  • 11/3/2020 12:27:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at the last five community trout ponds as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer. 
Six community trout stocking locations ready for anglers to catch trout

Six community trout stocking locations ready for anglers to catch trout

  • 10/6/2020 1:35:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at six of the 18 community trout stocking locations across Iowa as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer. 
Fishing regulations relaxed at Pioneer Park Pond

Fishing regulations relaxed at Pioneer Park Pond

  • 9/10/2020 4:04:00 PM
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Clarinda - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has relaxed the fishing regulations at Pioneer Park Pond in Page County to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the pond is renovated this fall.
Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

  • 8/4/2020 11:39:00 AM
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A healthy pond needs aquatic plants, but too many can upset a fishing pond’s balance and become a nuisance. Many pond owners struggle with how to control the amount of aquatic plants, without completely removing all of them, so they can enjoy their pond.
Time to start planning to control plants in Iowa ponds

Time to start planning to control plants in Iowa ponds

  • 3/31/2020 12:33:00 PM
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A healthy pond needs aquatic plants, but too many plants can limit the pond’s use and cause imbalances in the fish population. If you had problems using your pond last year because of aquatic plant growth, you could have similar problems this year.
Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

  • 8/7/2019 11:36:00 AM
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A healthy pond needs aquatic plants, but too many can upset a fishing pond’s balance and become a nuisance. Many pond owners struggle with how to control the amount of aquatic plants, without completely removing all of them, so they can enjoy their pond.
Dalton Pond trout stocking postponed

Dalton Pond trout stocking postponed

  • 6/4/2019 2:09:00 PM
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PRESTON, Iowa – Trout stockings scheduled for the week of June 3 and on June 13 at Dalton Pond will be postponed to make repairs to a water control structure. Stocking will resume at Dalton Pond on Sept. 6 as planned.
Spring fishing in full swing across Iowa

Spring fishing in full swing across Iowa

  • 5/21/2019 1:05:00 PM
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Crappies and bluegills are biting in small ponds and lakes across Iowa. Spring panfish fishing is a great time to introduce beginners of all ages to fishing. Catching panfish is easy and fun.
Trout coming to North Liberty March 30

Trout coming to North Liberty March 30

  • 3/26/2019 1:07:00 PM
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North Liberty – A family-friendly trout fishing event will be held at Liberty Centre Pond, 820 West Cherry Street, on Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will stock 500 rainbow and 500 brook trout in the pond.
Time to start controlling plants in Iowa ponds

Time to start controlling plants in Iowa ponds

  • 3/19/2019 12:01:00 PM
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A healthy pond needs aquatic plants, but too many plants can limit the pond’s use and cause imbalances in the fish population. If you had problems using your pond last year, you could have similar problems this year.
DNR postpones Fort Madison and Muscatine trout stocking

DNR postpones Fort Madison and Muscatine trout stocking

  • 3/19/2019 11:49:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is postponing trout stockings scheduled for Friday, March 22 at Wilson Lake in Fort Madison, and at the Discovery Park Pond in Muscatine, due to heavy ice cover preventing fisheries staff from stocking trout.
Iowa Great Lakes curlyleaf pondweed management plans for 2019

Iowa Great Lakes curlyleaf pondweed management plans for 2019

  • 3/5/2019 12:48:00 PM
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Spirit Lake - Invasive curlyleaf pondweed has become a common site in the spring on portions of the Iowa Great Lakes in recent years. The 2019 plan for managing this plant will be similar to 2018, but treat more acres.
DNR postponing trout stockings in Spencer and Fort Dodge

DNR postponing trout stockings in Spencer and Fort Dodge

  • 1/16/2019 4:18:00 PM
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The Iowa DNR is postponing the trout stockings and family fishing events scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 19 at Scharnberg Pond, Spencer, and Moorland Pond, Fort Dodge, due to inclement weather expected this weekend.
Ringgold Wildlife Area touts prairie, timber, ponds

Ringgold Wildlife Area touts prairie, timber, ponds

  • 9/4/2018 1:16:00 PM
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The Ringgold Wildlife Area, south of Mount Ayr on the Missouri border, is 2,600 acres of prairie, timber, oak savannas and floodplains with a handful of fishable ponds mixed in.
Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

  • 8/7/2018 3:21:00 PM
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A healthy pond needs aquatic plants, but too many can upset a fishing pond’s balance and become a nuisance. Many pond owners struggle with how to control the amount of aquatic plants, without completely removing all of them, so they can enjoy their pond.
Hooking summer catfish

Hooking summer catfish

  • 7/31/2018 1:45:00 PM
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Fishing for catfish is a summer tradition for many Iowa families. Invite someone new to come along this year to share the fun and memories.
Time to start controlling plants in Iowa ponds

Time to start controlling plants in Iowa ponds

  • 3/20/2018 12:50:00 PM
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Although pond plant growth is not always the same each year; if you had problems using your pond last year, you could have similar problems this year. A healthy pond needs aquatic plant habitat, but too many plants can limit the pond’s use and cause imbalances in the fish population.
Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

  • 8/8/2017 1:33:00 PM
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Pond plants are necessary for a healthy pond, but too many can upset a fishing pond’s balance and become a nuisance. Many pond owners struggle with how to control a number of aquatic plants, without completely removing all plants, so they can enjoy their pond.
Spring fishing in full swing across Iowa

Spring fishing in full swing across Iowa

  • 5/16/2017 12:19:00 PM
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Crappies and bluegills are biting in small ponds and lakes across Iowa. Spring panfish fishing is a great opportunity to introduce beginners of all ages to fishing. Catching panfish is easy and fun.
Time to start controlling plants in Iowa ponds

Time to start controlling plants in Iowa ponds

  • 3/21/2017 11:59:00 AM
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Although pond plant growth is not always the same each year; if you had problems using your pond last year, you could have similar problems this year. A healthy pond needs aquatic plant habitat, but too many plants can limit the pond’s use and cause imbalances in the fish population.
Ice safety reminder as Iowa lakes freeze over

Ice safety reminder as Iowa lakes freeze over

  • 12/20/2016 11:00:00 AM
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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa and sending anglers out for the popular early ice fishing of the season.
Late Summer Underwater Weed Control for Ponds

Late Summer Underwater Weed Control for Ponds

  • 8/9/2016 1:15:00 PM
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Pond plants are essential for healthy fish populations and good water quality, but can become a nuisance.  Finding ways to reduce plant abundance to make pond access easier, without getting rid of them altogether, is a challenge for many pond owners.
Spring Fishing in Full Swing Across Iowa

Spring Fishing in Full Swing Across Iowa

  • 5/17/2016 12:20:00 PM
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Crappies and bluegills are biting in small ponds and lakes across Iowa. Spring panfish fishing is a great opportunity to introduce beginners of all ages to fishing.
Now is the Time to Start Controlling Plants in Iowa Ponds

Now is the Time to Start Controlling Plants in Iowa Ponds

  • 4/19/2016 8:41:00 AM
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Although pond plant growth is not exactly the same each year; if you had problems using your pond last year, chances are that similar problems will exist this year. A healthy pond needs aquatic plant habitat, but too much of a good thing can inhibit the pond’s use and cause imbalances in the fish population.
Relaxed Fishing Regulations Extended at Q Pond

Relaxed Fishing Regulations Extended at Q Pond

  • 9/8/2015 11:03:00 AM
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OSCEOLA - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources relaxed fishing regulations at Q Pond in Osceola last summer due to water loss associated with an issue with the lake’s outlet structure.