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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.

Search Fishing Locations in Iowa

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


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.

  • Jensen: Notes on fishing
  • I have many fond memories of fishing the Missouri River below the dam(be careful of slippery rocks) at Pierre South Dakota, Leech Lake in Minnesota, and Clear Lake in Iowa. Big fish and lots of fish. In fact, one of the biggest walleyes I’ve ever caught ..
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 12/10/2017 3:29:00 AM
  • John's Big Ol' Fish: December 9
  • CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9 )-- 1. Dan McGreal leads us off with a homerun. Checkout the big bass from his secret fishing hole. 2. Alex Mota landed this 5 pound walleye while fishing Lake Erie with his grandpa and Uncle Scott. 3. Trevor Jones of Cedar ...
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  • 12/10/2017 3:26:00 AM
  • Iowa: Licenses for 2018 on Sale Beginning Dec. 15
  • Iowans can start buying 2018 resident hunting, fishing and other licenses on December 15. Licenses purchased for 2017 expire on Jan. 10. The menu of license options includes the popular Outdoor Combo annual resident hunting/fishing/habitat combo license ..
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  • 12/6/2017 7:44:00 AM
  • Missouri, Big Sioux River Paddlefish Licenses on Sale Dec. 15
  • A resident license sells for $22 and a nonresident license is $42. Anglers must also have a valid Iowa fishing license. The paddlefish season was opened on the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers March 1, 2015 after being closed since 1986 due to concerns of ...
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  • 12/6/2017 7:44:00 AM
  • Bass Pro Shops renews support of fishing education fund
  • In all, $70,000 was distributed to grantees in California, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Kansas and Texas. More information about the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund is available at
  • Boating Industry
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  • 12/5/2017 2:13:00 PM
  • The Great Outdoors: Jewell & Hulett go fishing
  • JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) --University of Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell of Decorah and defensive lineman Jake Hulett of Springville love the great outdoors. But the time constraints of Big Ten football limit their chances to hunt and fish. On Monday .
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  • 11/29/2017 3:45:00 AM
  • Deer & Catfish On The Big Muddy
  • That works to your advantage. For details, see the conservation area database at The Missouri River from the Iowa border to St. Joseph has had outstanding catfishing in recent years, thanks to major floods in 2010 and 2011. Extended periods of
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  • 11/20/2017 5:47:00 PM
  • Manure from Iowa dairy farm blamed for deaths of 60K fish
  • NEW VIENNA, Iowa — Authorities are blaming a manure runoff from a dairy farm for killing about 60,000 fish in eastern Iowa. The farm is situated about 3 miles (5 kilometers) east of New Vienna. The fish kill was reported Oct. 9 after fish carcasses were ..
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  • 11/19/2017 11:35:00 AM
  • SATURDAY MORNING FISHING REPORT: Walleye and White Bass Are Fair
  • DNR fisheries staff will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at 17 locations across Iowa. Rainbow Trout – Fair: About 1500 rainbow trout averaging 11 inches were stocked on Nov. 1. Use small tube and twister jigs, in-line spinners, casting ...
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  • 11/18/2017 12:03:00 PM
  • Southern Cal Boat Show Sept. 28-Oct. 1
  • Local attractions include Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the L.A. Maritime Museum, Battleship USS Iowa, the S.S. Lane Victory, Ports O'Call Village, the San Pedro Fish Market and the popular handmade artisan marketplace, Crafted at the Port of L.A. For the .
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  • 9/27/2017 7:21:00 AM
  • 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 ..
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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.
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  • 9/21/2017 6:26:00 AM
  • 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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Iowa Guides/Outfitters

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Want to learn a new fishing technique or need some help for you next outing? Check out one of the guide/outfitter services listed below.

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Iowa Fishing Clubs

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Look up the following list of fishing clubs in Iowa.

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