Welcome to Iowa Trout Country!

Plenty of opportunities await trout anglers in Iowa:

Schedule time during your next trip to northeast Iowa to visit one of Iowa's three trout hatcheries - Manchester, Decorah, or Big Spring. The grounds to each facility are open to the public year round from sunrise to sunset.

Plan your Iowa Trout Fishing Adventure

Get the most out of your trout fishing trip with information about each stream's location, qualities, and other fun facts on the trout streams webpage.

Check out the overview map of all trout streams in Northeast Iowa online, or email the DNR or call the DNR Phone Center at 515-725-8200 to request a printed version. A mobile-friendly version of the trout map is also available.

2016 Trout Angler Survey [PDF]

Catchable Trout Streams

Find your favorite trout stream and when it will be stocked with the Trout Stream Stocking Calendar. Call 563-927-5736 for current trout stream or urban stocking information.



Trout Information
+ Trout Regulations (License, Seasons, Limits)
+ Where can I fish for trout?
+ Iowa's Wild Trout
+ Improving Trout Stream Fishing
+ Kids' Trout Fishing Ponds
Community Trout and Trout Streams Stockings