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Ice fishing shelters must be removed by Feb. 20

Ice fishing shelters must be removed by Feb. 20

  • 2/6/2024 12:04:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Ice fishing shelters, left unattended, must be removed from state-owned lands and waters, including parking lots and boat ramps by Feb. 20.
Walleye season closes Feb. 15 on Iowa Great Lakes

Walleye season closes Feb. 15 on Iowa Great Lakes

  • 2/6/2024 11:59:00 AM
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SPIRIT LAKE – The walleye fishing season on Spirit, East and West Okoboji lakes is open through Feb. 14. It will close after that date and reopens on May 4. These are the only Iowa lakes that have a closed season for walleye.
Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

  • 11/7/2023 11:52:00 AM
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Fishing Iowa’s trout streams is a unique way to enjoy the cool fall weather and marvel at the amazing colors of Iowa’s prize trout. Male brown and brook trout display their brightest, most vibrant spawning colors this time of year.
Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Casey Lake in Tama County

Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Casey Lake in Tama County

  • 10/3/2023 12:56:00 PM
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TAMA COUNTY - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will relax the fishing regulations at Casey Lake in Hickory Hills Park starting October 4 to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lake is renovated.
Big Creek Wildlife Area is hidden in plain sight

Big Creek Wildlife Area is hidden in plain sight

  • 8/9/2023 7:30:00 AM
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Often overlooked for its similarly named state park or mistaken for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sprawling Saylorville Wildlife Area, Big Creek Wildlife Area is roughly 3,100-acre, one stop outdoor shop just 10 minutes from Ankeny.
Catch a summer of family fun

Catch a summer of family fun

  • 7/18/2023 11:37:00 AM
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A summer of family fun is just a short drive and a fishing pole away. Plan a day trip or bring along fishing gear on your next weekend or camping trip.
Catfish are biting across Iowa

Catfish are biting across Iowa

  • 7/11/2023 3:07:00 PM
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Fishing for catfish is a fun summer tradition for many Iowa families. Invite someone new to fishing to come along to share the fun and memories.
Celebrate a child’s first fish

Celebrate a child’s first fish

  • 7/11/2023 3:05:00 PM
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Preserve the memory of your child or grandchild hooking their first fish this summer with a special certificate. Print the certificate yourself from an electronic file posted online or request a printed certificate.
Help Iowa DNR expand walleye collection data

Help Iowa DNR expand walleye collection data

  • 4/18/2023 4:26:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering for a second year with MyCatch by Angler’s Atlas to conduct a statewide walleye fishing challenge starting May 1 through June 30. The Iowa Chapter of the American Fisheries Society has joined as a research partner for the 2023 challenge.
New veterans hunting, fishing licenses available April 12

New veterans hunting, fishing licenses available April 12

  • 4/12/2023 1:24:00 PM
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The new Armed Forces Hunting and Fishing licenses are now available to residents of Iowa who served in the armed forces of the United States on federal active duty. The new annual fishing license, or hunting and fishing combo license, is $5, with a $2 processing fee.
Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

  • 11/8/2022 3:58:00 PM
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Enjoy the cool weather and scenic views while fishing in northeast Iowa’s hundreds of miles of trout streams this fall. 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.
Diverse, untamed landscapes make Clear Creek one wild place

Diverse, untamed landscapes make Clear Creek one wild place

  • 10/11/2022 11:57:00 AM
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Golden Ridge Road winds through the valley in scenery-rich Allamakee County, leading to Clear Creek Wildlife Area; a 950-acre public area that is a mix of timbered hills, a fen and a cold-water trout stream that are linked by three connected parcels.
Celebrate a child’s first fish

Celebrate a child’s first fish

  • 7/12/2022 1:46:00 PM
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Preserve the memory of your child or grandchild hooking their first fish this summer with a special certificate. Print the certificate yourself from an electronic file posted online or request a printed certificate.
Catfish are biting across Iowa

Catfish are biting across Iowa

  • 7/12/2022 1:43:00 PM
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Fishing for catfish is a fun summer tradition for many Iowa families. Invite someone new to come along this year to share the fun and memories.
New fish structure maps added to DNR website

New fish structure maps added to DNR website

  • 5/31/2022 3:34:00 PM
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More than 2,000 updated fish structure locations and 215 lake contour maps have been added to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website at www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing-Maps.
Get hooked on fishing during free fishing weekend June 3-5

Get hooked on fishing during free fishing weekend June 3-5

  • 5/24/2022 3:31:00 PM
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Iowa residents can try fishing without buying a license on June 3, 4 and 5 as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) free fishing weekend. All other regulations remain in place.
Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Badger Lake in Webster County

Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Badger Lake in Webster County

  • 5/3/2022 3:54:00 PM
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FORT DODGE - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will relax the fishing regulations at Badger Lake beginning May 7 to more freely harvest game fish before the lake is renovated to eliminate an overabundant population of common carp and restore water quality and habitat.
Fish Iowa! offers webinar on kayak fishing basics

Fish Iowa! offers webinar on kayak fishing basics

  • 4/26/2022 1:44:00 PM
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DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a free kayak fishing basics webinar on May 16, from 7 - 8 p.m., via Zoom, for those who have little or no experience and want to learn more about how to get started.
Fishing regulations relaxed at West Swan Lake in Emmet County

Fishing regulations relaxed at West Swan Lake in Emmet County

  • 4/19/2022 11:57:00 AM
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ESTHERVILLE - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has relaxed the fishing regulations at West Swan Lake in Emmet County to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lake is renovated to eliminate an overabundant population of bullhead and common carp, and restore water quality and habitat.
2022 Iowa Outdoors Spring Fishing Forecast

2022 Iowa Outdoors Spring Fishing Forecast

  • 4/14/2022 3:16:00 PM
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Anglers have become accustomed to some of the greatest fishing in state history, this year let’s explore newer upgrades across our waters. So get busy exploring and wet a line. Fun awaits!
2022 hunting, fishing license on sale Dec. 15; duck, goose and dove hunters now required to register with HIP

2022 hunting, fishing license on sale Dec. 15; duck, goose and dove hunters now required to register with HIP

  • 12/8/2021 2:20:00 PM
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Resident hunting, fishing and other licenses for 2022 are available beginning Dec. 15. The menu of license options includes the popular Outdoor Combo annual resident hunting/fishing/habitat combo license for $55; the Angler’s Special three-year fishing license for $62; and the Hunter’s Special three-year hunting license with habitat included for $101.
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