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Every angler has stories to tell: my first fish, my biggest fish, and, of course, the one-that-got-away. Once you learn the basics, it won’t be long before you have your own stories to tell.
No matter how long you've been fishing; there are always different techniques you can learn, new fisheries to experience, and new fishing knots to master. Take a day off, visit a new destination or target a new species.
Sign up for Fishing News Sign up for Weekly Fishing Report Catch and ReleaseFollow these simple tips to give the fish you release the best chance for survival.
Common Fishing MistakesSimple mistakes can prevent you from reeling in the fish. Avoid these pitfalls when you go fishing.
Essential Tips and Tricks for BowfishingThis fast-growing sport is fast and exciting and can be done many places in Iowa. Try these helpful tips and tricks to get you started.
Fish Iowa! Angler EducationTips and resources to teach youth and adults how to fish and explore the basics of fishing.
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.
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.
How to Fish From a KayakFishing from a kayak is great way to stay active and get up close with nature. Try these simple tips to get you started.
Ice FishingSimple tips for a safe and successful ice fishing outing.
Knots Every Angler Should KnowKnot tying is an essential skill for beginning anglers to learn. Try these easy to tie knots to get you started.
Learn How to Fish By DepthTips for what the time of day and which depth to catch popular species in lakes during the summer.
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.
11 Things You Need in Your Tackle Box Right NowPack your tackle box with these basic necessities for a fun and successful spring fishing trip.