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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.

  • 2018 Iowa Catfish Forecast
  • June in Iowa — a time when catfish focus on reproduction, and catfish anglers focus on catching as many catfish as possible during what likely is the most misunderstood time of the catfish fishing calendar. Myriad folk tales have been told about how good .
  • Game & Fish
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  • 5/11/2018 3:59:00 PM
  • North Iowa fishing report for May 12
  • Clark Lake (Mike Zack W.A.): Northern Pike and Largemouth are biting on crankbaits and soft plastic baits. Clear Lake: Water temperature is 62 degrees. The docks are in at all the boat ramps. Black Crappie - Good: Crappies are biting. Use a small jig or a
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 5/11/2018 1:10:00 PM
  • Detroit Lakes prepares for busy fishing opener
  • A recent study shows most out-of-state visitors to Minnesota comes from neighboring Iowa. In fact, nearly 45,000 Iowans bought Minnesota fishing licenses in 2013. With so many people coming through town, the fishing opener helps create a good impression of
  • WDAY
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  • 5/11/2018 12:04:00 AM
  • St. Paul’s Fish Hatchery Trail Closure: An Update
  • It’s actually part of the Mississippi River Trail (MRT), a 600-mile stretch from the river’s source at Lake Itasca to the Iowa border. Note: the MnDOT’s MRT maps are dated 2015 and do not have the Fish Hatchery Trail detour marked. St Paul Women on ...
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  • 5/8/2018 4:51:00 PM
  • Fly fishing event to raise money for ASAC
  • NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- If learning to fly fish is on your bucket list, John Cambell has found a man who is right at home with a fly rod who loves teaching others. Local angler Dan Johnston is an artist with a fly rod in his hand. His idea of a .
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  • 5/7/2018 6:49:00 PM
  • North Iowa fishing report for May 5
  • Clear Lake: Water temperature is 55 degrees. The docks are in at all the boat ramps. Black Crappie - Good: Crappies are biting in the canals and fishing off the jetties. Walleye - Fair: Walleyes are still being caught near the outlet. Best time to fish is
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 5/4/2018 1:14:00 PM
  • Fish best beware: Walleye Weekend is here
  • SPIRIT LAKE — Neither the Iowa Great Lakes Chamber or the Department of Natural Resources was convinced the region's annual fishing tournament would be put on ice this weekend. Chamber Events Coordinator Kara Matheson said organizers expected the recent ..
  • Spencer Daily Reporter
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  • 5/4/2018 5:22:00 AM
  • Kids Fishing Day Event Coming in June
  • The first annual Kids Fishing Day, sponsored by the Knoxville Police Department, the Marion County Conservation Board, and the Iowa DNR will be on June 2nd at Marion County Park. The event invites children between the ages of 8 and 17 to learn basic ...
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  • 5/3/2018 9:55:00 AM
  • A new open water fishing season
  • First of all, make sure you have a current fishing license. Some states offer options on fishing licenses. For instance, in Iowa you can buy a three-year license that offers a cost savings. For me, even better than the cost savings, is the fact that I don
  • Dickinson County News
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  • 5/1/2018 9:29:00 PM
  • Fish best beware — Walleye Weekend approaches
  • Neither the Iowa Great Lakes Chamber or the Department of Natural Resources was convinced the region's annual fishing tournament would be put on ice this weekend. Chamber Events Coordinator Kara Matheson said organizers expected the recent warm weather ...
  • Dickinson County News
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  • 5/1/2018 9:06:00 PM
  • Fishing is heating up in NW Iowa lakes
  • This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake) Water temperature is around 40 degrees. Walleye - Fair: Throw twisters .
  • Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune
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  • 4/30/2018 2:42:00 PM
  • 2018 Iowa Family Fishing Destinations
  • The combination of amusement parks, water parks, boat rentals, sandy beaches and a variety of evening entertainments draws families to the Iowa Great Lakes year after year. In recent years phenomenal fishing has enhanced the attraction for families who ...
  • Game & Fish
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  • 4/27/2018 2:20:00 PM
  • Jensen's Fishing the Midwest: Open-water season is finally here
  • First of all, make sure you have a current fishing license. Some states offer options on fishing licenses. For instance, in Iowa you can buy a three year license that offers a cost savings. For me, even better than the cost savings, is the fact that I don
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 4/27/2018 2:12:00 PM
  • North Iowa fishing report for April 27
  • Beeds Lake: Beeds Lake is ice free. Clear Lake: Clear Lake is about 95 percent ice free. Water temperature is 46 degrees. The docks are in at the city beach ramp and the Island boat ramp. Black Crappie - Good: Crappies are biting in the cannels and fishing
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 4/27/2018 1:36:00 PM
  • PELICAN RESCUE: Fishing hook restricts bird from flying
  • Face to face with a pelican, something one eastern Iowa man was prompted to do when he saved it from the perils of a fishing hook. Naturalists at Benton County Conservation say pelicans are in the middle of migrating north to breed and that is why we've ..
  • KWWL
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  • 4/26/2018 10:06:00 PM
  • 'Monster' walleye fish caught in Iowa lake
  • A “monster” walleye fish was caught in an Iowa lake, the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced on Tuesday. The fish was caught by DNR employees who were collecting broodstock on Lake Rathburn, the agency said. The supersized walleye ...
  • Fox News
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  • 4/26/2018 3:43:00 PM
  • DNR catches 'monster' fish in Iowa lake
  • The Iowa Department of Natural Resources shared a photo on its Facebook page. It's of a walleye the agency says it found while collecting broodstock on Rathbun Lake. According to Facebook, "It weighed in at 12.74 pounds and measured 28.8 inches." That's ..
  • 4 KTIV Siouxland's News channel
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  • 4/26/2018 12:47:00 PM
  • Walleye Season Opens May 5 on Iowa's Great Lakes
  • The 142th walleye fishing season officially opens May 5 at Spirit Lake, East and West Okoboji lakes. “Winter is still hanging on in northern Iowa and some lakes are still frozen. The latest ice out for Spirit Lake and the Okoboji’s is April 28th, 1951 ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 4/25/2018 7:28:00 AM
  • Kids Free Fishing Clinic set for May 2
  • The outing, sponsored by the Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club (IGLFC), will consist of seminar stations, fishing contest, supper and awarding of prizes. IGLFC President, and one of the event's organizers, Terry Thomson says youths from all over northwest Iowa
  • Dickinson County News
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  • 4/25/2018 3:30:00 AM
  • GALLAGHER: Eagles, fish soaring at Black Hawk Lake
  • LAKE VIEW, Iowa | Locals and visitors alike hit the Black Hawk Lake neighborhood this week for sights they're not accustomed to seeing. Bald eagles. In bunches. On Thursday, Lannie Miller, a retired DNR fisheries biologist, drove around the lake with his .
  • Sioux City Journal
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  • 3/18/2018 5:11:00 AM
  • North Iowa fishing report for March 16
  • Clear Lake: Ice thickness is 16-19 inches. Avoid areas near the aerators. Vehicle traffic is not recommended. Yellow Bass - good: Try near the Baptist camp in the main lake and by the channel in the little lake. Use light tackle and be mobile to stay on fi
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 3/16/2018 5:49:00 PM

Iowa Guides/Outfitters

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Iowa Fishing Clubs

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