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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.

  • Thelen to hold fishing seminar at Okoboji Blue Water Festival
  • "His topic will be ‘Walleyes in the Weeds,’ which is certainly appropriate for fishing walleyes on the Iowa Great Lakes in August!” The hour-long seminar will take place under the big tent. “I am excited to be able to spend the day talking fishing ...
  • Dickinson County News
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  • 7/25/2017 3:06:00 PM
  • Joplin woman affectionately known as the 'Fish Lady'
  • While she talks to her fish, she didn’t become the Fish Lady overnight. Though her store at the corner of Iowa Avenue and 15th Street, Becky’s Aquarium Works, celebrated its one-year anniversary a month ago, she’s been servicing tanks in Missouri ...
  • Joplin Globe
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  • 7/24/2017 4:25:00 AM
  • Iowa men charged for illegal fishing in Muscatine County
  • MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources law enforcement conservation officers have charged two men after an investigation of illegal netting in an Iowa river. The DNR received a tip in June about a hoop net in the Cedar River in .
  • KWQC
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  • 7/21/2017 6:38:00 PM
  • Two men arrested for illegal fishing in SE Iowa
  • Two southeast Iowa men are facing charges for illegal fishing activities on the Cedar River in Muscatine County. DNR law enforcement conservation officer Joe Fourdyce started looking into the matter in late June after receiving a report of a hoop net on ..
  • Radio Iowa
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  • 7/19/2017 10:45:00 PM
  • DNR investigates fish kill in Dubuque County
  • According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, about 1,300 fish were found dead in a stream in Dubuque County. DNR says the source was manure runoff from a cattle feedlot near Luxemberg. The owners of the cattle feedlot, James Schieltz and Joseph .
  • KWWL
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  • 7/10/2017 10:54:00 PM
  • Iowa Fisherman Sees “Huge” Sea Snake Steal, Eat A Fish He Caught
  • CBS Local– Bob Howard was enjoying a nice day on the water of Rathbun Lake in Iowa when he begun to notice a large sea snake in the water near him. Before long, as Howard was reeling in a fish, the sea snake leapt onto the pole to steal the catch.
  • tampa.cbslocal.com
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  • 7/7/2017 6:15:00 PM
  • Iowa: Biologist Recognized for Fish Management Techniques
  • Iowa fisheries management biologist Mark Flammang was recognized as the Fisheries Biologist of the Year by the Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (MAFWA) at their annual meeting, June 26 in Ashland, Nebraska. MAFWA, an organization of 13 ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/28/2017 5:40:00 AM
  • John's Big Ol' Fish: June 26th
  • CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Batting leadoff is Jakob Gienapp and his hog from a Lisbon area farm pond. Look just to the left of her sandals and you will spot Zoey Suchaneks first fish ever. Trevor Eiben holds up the northern he nailed on the big river.
  • ABC Kcrg 9
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  • 6/27/2017 3:39:00 AM
  • Iowa fisherman use bows to catch rough fish
  • BELLEVUE — Kenny and Cody Nachtman peered through their polarized sunglasses and spotted a carp to the right of the stripped-down pontoon boat near a tiny island on the Mississippi River. It wiggled slowly near the surface about 15 feet away, providing a .
  • Hawk Eye
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  • 6/24/2017 10:55:00 PM
  • Iowa fisherman use bows to catch rough fish
  • BELLEVUE, Iowa (AP) — Kenny and Cody Nachtman peered through their polarized sunglasses and spotted a carp to the right of the stripped-down pontoon boat near a tiny island on the Mississippi River. It wiggled slowly near the surface about 15 feet away ...
  • Connecticut Post
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  • 6/24/2017 3:31:00 PM
  • Iowa fisherman use bows to catch rough fish
  • BELLEVUE, Iowa (AP) — Kenny and Cody Nachtman peered through their polarized sunglasses and spotted a carp to the right of the stripped-down pontoon boat near a tiny island on the Mississippi River. It wiggled slowly near the surface about 15 feet away ...
  • Beaumont Enterprise
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  • 6/24/2017 3:18:00 PM
  • Iowa fisherman use bows to catch rough fish
  • BELLEVUE, Iowa (AP) — Kenny and Cody Nachtman peered through their polarized sunglasses and spotted a carp to the right of the stripped-down pontoon boat near a tiny island on the Mississippi River. It wiggled slowly near the surface about 15 feet away ...
  • Longview Daily News
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  • 6/24/2017 5:04:00 AM
  • UPDATE: DNR investigates spilled milk
  • FONTANELLE, Iowa (AP) - DNR staff checked an Adair County tributary for dead fish Monday and Tuesday, following an accident that spilled milk east of Fontanelle Sunday evening. The unnamed stream that flows into the Middle Nodaway River was beginning to ..
  • ABC Kcrg 9
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  • 6/22/2017 6:39:00 PM
  • New fish structure maps on DNR website
  • “Bluegills may be spawning on top of a rock reef in pea gravel beds, while groups of crappies are suspended on the sides of the rock reef near large boulders,” said Lewis Bruce, fisheries technician for the Iowa Department of Natural Resource
  • Newton Daily News
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  • 6/22/2017 4:34:00 PM
  • Fish of legend
  • After asking what he was looking at, he immediately said, “that’s no fish, it’s the Loch Ness Monster.” You heard it here first. Ol’ Nessie has made the trip from Scotland to Iowa.
  • Newton Daily News
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  • 6/22/2017 4:29:00 PM
  • At National Eagle Center, fishing is for the birds
  • Moments later, he was thrilled to catch a 10-inch fish. Garrett, accompanied by his great-aunt Karol Beard, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was participating in the National Eagle Center's summer fishing program, Fishing for Eagles. Beard had been looking for ...
  • Post-Bulletin
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  • 6/22/2017 4:10:00 PM
  • Spilled milk from tanker in Iowa causes fish kill worries
  • FONTANELLE — Iowa officials say there could be reason to cry over the spilling of a lot of milk — at least some of which made its way into a southeastern Iowa river. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday in a news release that the crash ...
  • Newton Daily News
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  • 6/21/2017 3:17:00 PM
  • DNR Officials Say Spilled Milk From Tanker Could Causes Fish Kills
  • (Fontanelle) -- Iowa D-N-R officials are concerned about possible fish kills after thousands of gallons of milk were accidentally spilled into an Adair County river. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday that the crash of a tanker hauling .
  • Kmaland
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  • 6/21/2017 2:43:00 PM
  • Iowa worries about fish kill after milk spills
  • FONTANELLE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say there could be reason to cry over the spilling of a lot of milk — at least some of which made its way into a southeastern Iowa river. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday in a press release ...
  • Omaha.com
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  • 6/21/2017 7:53:00 AM
  • Iowa: New Fish Structure Maps Added to DNR Website
  • "Bluegills may be spawning on top of a rock reef in pea gravel beds, while groups of crappies are suspended on the sides of the rock reef near large boulders," said Lewis Bruce, fisheries technician for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Find more .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/21/2017 5:53:00 AM
  • Spilled milk from tanker in Iowa causes fish kill worries
  • Iowa officials say there could be reason to cry over the spilling of a lot of milk - at least some of which made its way into a southeastern Iowa river. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday in a news release that the crash of a tanker ...
  • ketv.com
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  • 6/20/2017 8:11:00 PM
  • Fishing good, but effects of recent water issues linger
  • Knowing that some of the lakes might be closed didn’t deter Iowa residents Randy and Kolin Mueggenberg from planning their annual fishing trip and stay at Lynn Lake Lodge near Webster. By early Saturday afternoon, they were cleaning their fishing party ...
  • Aberdeen News
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  • 6/19/2017 7:40:00 PM
  • Iowa DNR: Father's Day perfect for contest fishing photos
  • The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is calling on sons to take their dads fishing this Father's Day. The department is billing Sunday as the perfect time to not only fish, but to snap some photos of father and son to enter in the state's MissionFishin
  • kcci.com
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  • 6/17/2017 7:01:00 PM
  • Iowa DNR: Father's Day perfect for contest fishing photos
  • DES MOINES -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is calling on sons to take their dads fishing this Father's Day. The department is billing Sunday as the perfect time to not only fish, but to snap some photos of father and son to enter in the state's
  • KWWL
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  • 6/17/2017 4:03:00 PM

Iowa Guides/Outfitters

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Iowa Fishing Clubs

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