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Additional Regulations
Additional rules and regulations are listed below to help you fish safely, and legally, in Iowa. This is not a complete set of fishing regulations. For more fishing related regulations, check out the information found at Fishing Licenses & Laws


+ Aquatic Invasive Species Law

You cannot possess, introduce, purchase, sell, or transport aquatic invasive species in Iowa except when you are removing a species from watercraft and equipment, you catch and immediately kill or return the species to the water from which it came, or you transport the species in a sealed container for identification purposes. You cannot introduce any live fish, except for hooked bait, into public waters.


Frequently Asked Questions about the Aquatic Invasive Species Law


+ Turtle Seasons and Regulations
+ Frog Seasons and Regulations
+ Missouri River Paddlefish Season and Regulations
+ Fishing Tackle
+ Bait Collection
+ Bait Regulations
+ Iowa Fishing Tournaments
+ Ice Fishing Shelters
+ Motor Regulations
+ Penalties and Liquidated Damages