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Fishing Iowa

EZFishing brings you Iowa's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Find any of the 2427 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.

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Iowa Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Iowa.

Iowa Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in Iowa?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.


Iowa Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to Iowa Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Iowa's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Iowa Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Iowa.

  • On Hunting and Fishing Day, enthusiasts hope to bolster ranks
  • Use Saturday to mentor a future hunter or angler, encouraged Iowa and Illinois natural resources officials. Saturday marks the 45th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day. This year's event is bolstered with the NHFS Challenge, promoted by famed NASCAR ..
  • Quad-Cities Times
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  • 9/23/2017 6:02:00 AM
  • Fall Fishing in Iowa Rivers
  • Enjoy Iowa's natural landscapes fishing Iowa's rivers and streams this fall. A unique angling challenge is hidden around every bend. "You are never far from one of Iowa's many rivers," said Greg Gelwicks, Iowa DNR interior rivers research biologist.
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 9/21/2017 6:26:00 AM
  • A TRIP TO REMEMBER
  • Here’s what I mean. I was going to be fishing with local angler Travis Carlson. Travis moved to Kab from Iowa a number of years ago: He and his family looked all over the Midwest for a place to buy a resort and to live. They decided that they ...
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 9/19/2017 11:19:00 AM
  • Iowa: Fall Bite is On
  • Fall is a great time to be outdoors with family and friends. The air is cool, the views are picturesque, lakes are less crowded and the fish are easy to catch. "Fall fishing is one of Iowa's best kept secrets," said Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 9/13/2017 6:13:00 AM
  • Fish-O-Rama raises record-breaking amount for Boys & Girls Club
  • CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- This year’s 15th Annual Fish-O-Rama raised nearly $200,000 with more than $145,000 going to directly benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids. The amount set records for the event held at Robbins Lake on August 5 and
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  • 9/7/2017 6:00:00 PM
  • CHEF SCOTT: Add a little tequila to your fish
  • BETTENDORF, Iowa – If you want to eat healthy and help your heart, look no further than fish. "You know as a culinary professional and a chef instructor it's our job to teach our students and upcoming chefs how to cook heart healthy," says Chef Brad ...
  • WQAD
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  • 9/7/2017 4:30:00 PM
  • Fall Fishing for Crappie, Walleye, Bass, Catfish, ‘Wipers’
  • If you put away your fishing tackle in Iowa after Labor Day you’re missing some of the best fishing of the year. Hybrid bass, white bass, largemouth bass, walleyes, crappies and even catfish begin to feed aggressively as waters cool in September.
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 9/7/2017 3:34:00 PM
  • Cause of Fish Kill in Northwest Iowa Stream Found
  • State officials say ammonia used as a refrigerant in a Wells Blue Bunny plant is the likely cause of a fish kill in a small stream near Le Mars Iowa. Julie Sievers of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the dead fish were first reported early ...
  • Radio 570 WNAX
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  • 9/5/2017 11:45:00 AM
  • Fish kill in Iowa stream is traced to ice cream plant
  • You have reached the limit of 7 free articles every 30 days. To continue, sign up for a digital subscription at a special introductory rate of only 99¢ for the first month. Subscribe here. If you're already a subscriber, click on Log in below. Seven-day ..
  • Omaha.com
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  • 9/5/2017 6:02:00 AM
  • Iowa Officials Learn More on Cause of Dead Fish
  • State officials say ammonia used as a refrigerant in a Wells Blue Bunny plant is the likely cause of a fish kill in a small stream near Le Mars Iowa. Julie Sievers of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the dead fish were first reported early ...
  • Radio 570 WNAX
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  • 9/4/2017 8:08:00 PM
  • Officials: Fish kill near Le Mars traced to ice cream plant
  • LE MARS, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a fish kill in a northwestern Iowa stream has been traced to a Le Mars ice cream making plant. The department says ammonia from the Wells Enterprises plant, which makes Blue Bunny ice cream
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  • 9/3/2017 8:40:00 PM
  • Fish Not Native To The Area Found At Iowa Great Lakes
  • An unusual fish has been found in East Okoboji recently, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is not sure how it ended up there. A recent reports says 26, three- to five-inch gizzard shad were found on Aug. 11 during a routine sampling.
  • CBC Online 1380 KCIM
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  • 9/3/2017 11:08:00 AM
  • Officials: Fish Kill Near Le Mars Traced To Ice Cream Plant
  • The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a fish kill in a northwestern Iowa stream has been traced to a Le Mars ice cream making plant. The department says ammonia from the Wells Enterprises plant, which makes Blue Bunny ice cream, found its way into
  • Keloland
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  • 9/2/2017 9:13:00 PM
  • Officials: Fish kill near Le Mars traced to ice cream plant
  • LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a fish kill in a northwestern Iowa stream has been traced to a Le Mars ice cream making plant. The department says ammonia from the Wells Enterprises plant, which makes Blue Bunny ice ...
  • San Francisco Gate
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  • 9/2/2017 6:51:00 PM
  • Fish kill occurs in Le Mars area stream
  • LE MARS, Iowa | The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has traced the source of a fish kill in a stream to Wells Enterprises, a Le Mars-based ice cream maker that uses ammonia as a refrigerant. A large number of fish were found dead in the Plymouth ...
  • Sioux City Journal
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  • 9/1/2017 11:00:00 PM
  • Le Mars fish kill blamed on Wells Blue Bunny
  • LE MARS, Iowa - UPDATE: After looking for the cause of a fish kill in a small stream west of Le Mars Thursday afternoon, The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) traced the source to a local industry that uses ammonia as a refrigerant. The spill ...
  • siouxlandproud.com
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  • 9/1/2017 9:16:00 PM
  • DNR Investigates Fish Kill In Plymouth County
  • The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is investigating a fish kill in north central Plymouth County. The DNR was notified Thursday morning of ammonia entering a stream near the Floyd River, a tributary of the Missouri River, from the Wells Blue ..
  • CBC Online 1380 KCIM
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  • 9/1/2017 9:14:00 PM
  • DNR: Iowa ice cream manufacturer caused fish kill
  • LE MARS | After looking for the cause of a fish kill in a small stream west of Le Mars Thursday afternoon, the Iowa DNR traced the source to a local industry that uses ammonia as a refrigerant. The spill appears to be cooling water discharge from Wells ...
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 9/1/2017 8:49:00 PM
  • Ammonia from Wells Blue Bunny plant likely caused fish kill
  • Julie Sievers of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the dead fish were first reported early Thursday morning by a person who’d been on a bike path near the stream. “We sent one of our environmental specialists to investigate and he ...
  • Radio Iowa
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  • 9/1/2017 7:04:00 PM
  • Mule Deer Break-In, Invasive Discoveries, AHD in Deer: State Outdoors News
  • Gizzard Shad found in Iowa Great Lakes The Iowa Department of Natural Resources doesn’t know how the fish got into the water, but 26 3- to 5-inch gizzard shad were found in East Okoboji Lake on Aug. 11 as part of routine sampling. It’s the first time ...
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 9/1/2017 6:59:00 PM

Iowa Guides/Outfitters

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Iowa Fishing Clubs

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