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Spring community trout stocking starts March 22

Spring community trout stocking starts March 22

  • 3/5/2019 12:44:00 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 11:44:00 AM
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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 11:07:00 AM
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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 2:30:00 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 11:36:00 AM
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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 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.
Trout stocking at Big Lake postponed

Trout stocking at Big Lake postponed

  • 1/15/2019 1:03:00 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 12:37:00 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 3:26:00 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 11:51:00 AM
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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 2:17:00 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. Here are the forest staff's top picks for your visit.
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.
Northeast Iowa trout stream stocking begins April 2

Northeast Iowa trout stream stocking begins April 2

  • 3/20/2018 1:04:00 PM
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The popular trout stream stocking season starts April 2.  By Saturday, April 7, every stocked stream will have received at least one stocking of 10-12 inch trout.
Spring urban trout stocking starts March 23

Spring urban trout stocking starts March 23

  • 3/6/2018 12:15:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout in 10 lakes across Iowa in March and April as part of its cool weather trout program.
Family trout fishing event Saturday at Bondurant

Family trout fishing event Saturday at Bondurant

  • 2/6/2018 1:08:00 PM
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BONDURANT – A family trout fishing event will be held at Lake Petocka, in Bondurant, at noon on Feb. 10. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will stock 1,400 rainbow trout in the lake. Previously scheduled for Jan. 27, the stocking was postponed due to unsafe ice conditions. 
Winter urban trout stocking starts Jan. 13

Winter urban trout stocking starts Jan. 13

  • 1/2/2018 12:48:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 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

  • 11/15/2017 9:58:00 AM
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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.
Fall urban trout stocking begins October 14

Fall urban trout stocking begins October 14

  • 10/10/2017 12:57:00 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. 
Top fall trout fishing destinations

Top fall trout fishing destinations

  • 10/5/2017 3:07:00 PM
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Get out and explore northeast Iowa this fall. Enjoy fewer visitors, cool weather and spectacular displays of autumn colors, including Iowa’s prize trout.
Trout fishing under a canopy of fall colors

Trout fishing under a canopy of fall colors

  • 10/3/2017 1:37:00 PM
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Enjoy the spectacular colors and cool weather this fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout 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.
A Spring Quadfecta

A Spring Quadfecta

  • 4/7/2017 11:15:00 AM
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Last year was the first year I attempted a spring quadfecta: a turkey, a limit of trout, morels and wild asparagus.
Our picks for Iowa's top nine trout streams in 2017

Our picks for Iowa's top nine trout streams in 2017

  • 3/29/2017 11:54:00 AM
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More than 300,000 catchable-sized rainbow and brook trout, and 110,000 fingerling brown trout will be stocked in hundreds of miles of northeast Iowa streams between April 3 and October 2017.
Family trout fishing event April 8 at Summerset Park

Family trout fishing event April 8 at Summerset Park

  • 3/28/2017 12:01:00 PM
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INDIANOLA – A family trout fishing event will be held at Banner Lake South at Summerset Park, north of Indianola, April 8 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release 1,400 rainbow trout around noon.
Iowans celebrate water quality successes in annual review

Iowans celebrate water quality successes in annual review

  • 3/23/2017 11:54:00 AM
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DES MOINES — The efforts of Iowans to improve Iowa’s lakes, rivers and streams have resulted in success stories across the state, and a new publication is showcasing some of the most impressive efforts over the last decade. 
Northeast Iowa goes wild for trout

Northeast Iowa goes wild for trout

  • 3/16/2017 3:27:00 PM
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​Things are getting even wilder in northeast Iowa. Watershed projects on northeast Iowa’s famed trout streams over the last two decades have improved water quality, and in turn, wild trout populations, fishing and tourism. By changing the way water comes into trout streams, watershed projects have kept excess sediment, nutrients and bacteria out of the water. 
Northeast Iowa trout stream stocking begins April 3

Northeast Iowa trout stream stocking begins April 3

  • 3/14/2017 11:37:00 AM
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The popular annual stream trout stocking season starts April 3.  Find out when your favorite trout stream will be stocked with the stocking calendar available on the DNR website.
Spring urban trout stocking schedule

Spring urban trout stocking schedule

  • 3/7/2017 12:16:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries staff will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout in 10 lakes across Iowa in March and April as part of its cool weather trout program.
Trout stocking at Ada Hayden postponed

Trout stocking at Ada Hayden postponed

  • 2/1/2017 8:47:00 AM
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AMES – The trout stocking scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 4 at Ada Hayden in Ames has been postponed due to unsafe ice conditions. 
Trout survey prize winners announced

Trout survey prize winners announced

  • 1/24/2017 12:22:00 PM
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BOONE - The recently completed 2016 Iowa Trout Angler Survey received more than 3,500 responses of which 11 names were drawn for prizes.
Trout stocking at Lake Petocka postponed

Trout stocking at Lake Petocka postponed

  • 1/24/2017 12:18:00 PM
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Bondurant – The trout stocking and family fishing event scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 28 at Lake Petocka has been postponed due to unsafe ice conditions.
Trout stocking at Big Lake postponed

Trout stocking at Big Lake postponed

  • 1/19/2017 3:06:00 PM
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Council Bluffs – The trout stocking scheduled for tomorrow, Jan. 20 at Big Lake has been postponed until spring due to rapidly deteriorating ice conditions. 
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