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Trout stocking in northeast Iowa streams starts March 30

Trout stocking in northeast Iowa streams starts March 30

  • 3/17/2020 12:17:00 PM
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The popular trout stream stocking season starts on March 30. Find a list of stocked trout streams on the DNR trout stream map or the Iowa trout streams webpage. All trout stream stocking events will be unannounced due to COVID-19 precautions.
7 Iowa Wildlife Comebacks

7 Iowa Wildlife Comebacks

  • 3/2/2020 4:43:00 PM
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In the last few centuries, a number of Iowa wildlife species have been extirpated from the state - but some have seen successful comebacks, too. Check out these seven animals that have made a comeback in Iowa:
Trout stocking at Ada Hayden Heritage Park postponed

Trout stocking at Ada Hayden Heritage Park postponed

  • 1/28/2020 4:39:00 PM
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Ames, Iowa – The trout stocking and family trout fishing event scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 1, at Ada Hayden Heritage Park, has been postponed due to unsafe ice conditions for the expected large crowd. 
Trout stocking this Saturday at Lake Petocka cancelled

Trout stocking this Saturday at Lake Petocka cancelled

  • 1/21/2020 3:05:00 PM
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Bondurant, Iowa – The trout stocking and family trout fishing event scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 25 at Lake Petocka has been cancelled due to unsafe ice conditions for the expected large crowd.
Trout stocking at Big Lake postponed

Trout stocking at Big Lake postponed

  • 1/14/2020 3:48:00 PM
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Council Bluffs, Iowa – The trout stocking scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 18 at Big Lake has been postponed due to unsafe ice conditions.
Winter community trout stockings start Jan. 11

Winter community trout stockings start Jan. 11

  • 1/7/2020 1:35:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release trout in seven locations across Iowa this winter in areas that would not support them in warmer months.
Blue Pit trout stocking moved to Nov. 26

Blue Pit trout stocking moved to Nov. 26

  • 11/25/2019 11:56:00 AM
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MASON CITY – The trout stocking at Blue Pit has been moved to Nov. 26 at 11:00 a.m. Previously scheduled for Nov. 27, the stocking was moved up a day due to the winter storm forecast for the area on Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Fall trout spawn in full swing

Fall trout spawn in full swing

  • 11/12/2019 12:53:00 PM
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Hundreds of yellow ovals offset the brown and green coloration of each female brown trout ready to spawn at the Manchester Fish Hatchery. The splashes of color are signs that trout spawning season is in full swing.
10 fall favorite trout fishing streams

10 fall favorite trout fishing streams

  • 11/12/2019 7:51:00 AM
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Get out and explore northeast Iowa’s trout streams this fall. From easily accessible streams in state or county parks, to streams in Iowa’s most wild and remote natural spaces – there's a perfect spot for everyone.
Tomorrow’s trout stocking at Bacon Creek postponed

Tomorrow’s trout stocking at Bacon Creek postponed

  • 11/7/2019 4:10:00 PM
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SIOUX CITY – The trout stocking scheduled for tomorrow, Nov. 8 at Bacon Creek has been postponed due to forecast low temperatures that could cause the lake to freeze and create unsafe ice and fishing conditions.
Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

  • 11/5/2019 4:26:00 PM
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Enjoy the spectacular colors and cool weather this fall fishing in northeast Iowa’s hundreds of miles of trout streams. From easily accessible streams in state or county parks, to those found in Iowa’s most wild and remote natural spaces, there are plenty of places to catch rainbow, brown and brook trout.
Learn basic tackle and techniques to catch trout at Terra Park

Learn basic tackle and techniques to catch trout at Terra Park

  • 10/29/2019 12:08:00 PM
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JOHNSTON, Iowa – Last fall the Iowa Department of Natural Resources trout program’s community fisheries expanded its central Iowa stockings to Johnston. Join our community fishing biologist at 2 p.m. on Nov. 10 at Crown Point Community Center, 6300 Pioneer Parkway, to learn some trout fishing basics, then venture to Terra Lake to try your skills. 
Fall community trout stockings start October 19

Fall community trout stockings start October 19

  • 10/15/2019 11:43:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at 19 locations across Iowa as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer. 
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.
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.
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.
Spring community trout stocking starts March 22

Spring community trout stocking starts March 22

  • 3/5/2019 1:44:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout in ten lakes across Iowa in March and April as part of its cool weather trout program.
Think spring: Trout stocking in northeast Iowa streams starts April 1

Think spring: Trout stocking in northeast Iowa streams starts April 1

  • 2/26/2019 12:44:00 PM
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The popular trout stream stocking season starts in only five weeks on April 1. This year’s trout stocking calendar, available on the DNR website, features the traditional favorite streams and one new location on Mill Creek in Bellevue.  The Mill Creek stocking site will provide easy-access fishing in Felderman Park next to Bellevue State Park. 
Trout stocking at Bacon Creek re-scheduled for Feb. 16

Trout stocking at Bacon Creek re-scheduled for Feb. 16

  • 2/5/2019 12:07:00 PM
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SIOUX CITY – The trout stocking at Bacon Creek is scheduled for Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Previously scheduled for Jan. 26, the stocking was postponed due to unsafe ice conditions.
Trout stocking at Lake Petocka this week

Trout stocking at Lake Petocka this week

  • 1/29/2019 3:30:00 PM
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BONDURANT – The DNR is planning to stock trout in Lake Petocka late this week or early next week if weather and road conditions are safe.
Saturday trout stocking at Lake Petocka cancelled

Saturday trout stocking at Lake Petocka cancelled

  • 1/22/2019 12:36:00 PM
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BONDURANT – The trout stocking and family trout fishing event scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 26 at Lake Petocka, has been cancelled due to current unsafe ice conditions and the forecast of inclement weather.
DNR postponing trout stockings in Spencer and Fort Dodge

DNR postponing trout stockings in Spencer and Fort Dodge

  • 1/16/2019 5:18:00 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.
Trout stocking at Big Lake postponed

Trout stocking at Big Lake postponed

  • 1/15/2019 2:03:00 PM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS – The trout stocking and family trout fishing event scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 19, at Big Lake has been postponed due to unsafe ice conditions.
Trout stocking at Bacon Creek postponed

Trout stocking at Bacon Creek postponed

  • 1/8/2019 1:37:00 PM
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SIOUX CITY – The trout stocking and family trout fishing event scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 12 at Bacon Creek has been postponed due to unsafe ice conditions.
Winter community trout stocking starts Jan. 12

Winter community trout stocking starts Jan. 12

  • 1/3/2019 4:26:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release trout in seven locations this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months.
Fall trout spawn in full swing

Fall trout spawn in full swing

  • 11/20/2018 12:51:00 PM
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Hundreds of yellow ovals offset the brown and green coloration of each female brown trout ready to spawn at the Manchester Fish Hatchery. The splashes of color are signs that trout spawning season is in full swing.
10 fall favorite trout fishing streams

10 fall favorite trout fishing streams

  • 11/15/2018 3:17:00 PM
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Get out and explore northeast Iowa’s trout streams this fall. From easily accessible streams in state or county parks, to streams in Iowa’s most wild and remote natural spaces – there's a perfect spot for everyone.
Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

  • 10/30/2018 1:35:00 PM
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Enjoy the spectacular colors and cool weather this fall fishing in northeast Iowa’s hundreds of miles of trout streams.
Terra Lake added to fall community trout stocking schedule

Terra Lake added to fall community trout stocking schedule

  • 10/16/2018 12:44:00 PM
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JOHNSTON, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will stock trout at 1:00 p.m. on Oct. 24 at Terra Lake, as the trout program’s community fisheries, expands its central Iowa stockings to Johnston.
Fall community trout stocking starts October 19

Fall community trout stocking starts October 19

  • 10/9/2018 1:06:00 PM
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Seventeen lakes across Iowa are gearing up to receive trout this fall. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at each location as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer months. 
Moderate flooding at the Manchester Fish Hatchery

Moderate flooding at the Manchester Fish Hatchery

  • 10/3/2018 2:54:00 PM
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MANCHESTER – Saturated soils and heavy rain on Oct. 1 caused moderate flooding at the Manchester Fish Hatchery. Water was about three feet above the tops of the lower raceways and ½ inch from entering the office building.  
7 hidden surprises at Yellow River State Forest

7 hidden surprises at Yellow River State Forest

  • 9/19/2018 10:12:00 AM
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With 8,900 acres of forest nestled in Iowa’s Driftless region, Yellow River State Forest holds its fair share of hidden surprises. With so many different options, you’re sure to find your peace in this special place of rugged tranquility, says Park Ranger Rylan Retallick. Here are his top picks for the forest.
Notes from Iowa’s outdoors

Notes from Iowa’s outdoors

  • 5/8/2018 11:57:00 AM
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Iowa’s 2018 reported spring turkey harvest is approaching 9,300 birds. Last year, hunters reported nearly 11,800 turkeys. Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season ends May 20.
Family trout fishing event Saturday at Summerset Park

Family trout fishing event Saturday at Summerset Park

  • 4/3/2018 1:12:00 PM
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INDIANOLA – A family trout fishing event will be held at Banner Lake South at Summerset Park, north of Indianola, this Saturday, April 7 at 11 a.m. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release 1,400 rainbow trout.
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