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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.

  • Iowa Legislature could be poised to raise hunting and fishing license fees
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - Are Iowa outdoorsmen going to be digging a little deeper the next time they purchase a license to hunt or fish in the state? That's a question that could be answered at the Iowa State Capitol over the next few days. Under a bill now ...
  • siouxlandproud.com
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  • 3/29/2017 2:12:00 AM
  • State considers $8.6 million in hunting, fishing fee increases
  • State considers $8.6 million in hunting, fishing fee increases Hunters and fishers could be asked to shoulder an additional $8.6 million in licensing fees under a bill being considered in the Iowa Legislature. Check out this story on desmoinesregister ...
  • Des Moines Register
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  • 3/29/2017 12:14:00 AM
  • Area tropical fish store opens with a splash
  • Although Moua’s fish store is new in this neighborhood, word gets around. “I have customers from Wisconsin, Fargo, Iowa — I was surprised. I didn’t expect that deal,” he said smiling. Moua used to work in auto body repairs. “I wasn’t ...
  • Press Pubs
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  • 3/28/2017 6:00:00 PM
  • Fareway Centsable Health: Fish
  • CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) – Whitney Hemmer with Fareway talks about the many different ways to prepare fish. If you passed up fish the last time you were at the grocery store, then you also passed up some pretty powerful health benefits. White fish ...
  • ABC Kcrg 9
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  • 3/25/2017 2:23:00 PM
  • The Living Land: Fishing: a beginner's guide
  • License If you’re 16 or older, you need a license to fish. An annual Iowa resident fishing license is $19. Rigging Once you have your pole and tackle, you’ll need to rig it all up. Here’s my favorite set up: Tie a small hook to the end of the line ...
  • Hawk Eye
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  • 3/24/2017 9:32:00 AM
  • Creating New Ice Anglers
  • Creating New Ice Anglers – Rex Clark lives in central Iowa and is learning about ice-fishing from his dad Dax. So far, Rex is liking what ice-fishing is about. Ice-fishing is in high gear wherever people go ice-fishing. Ice-fishing can be a wonderful ...
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 3/20/2017 7:36:00 PM
  • Fish & Richardson Announces 2017 1L Diversity Fellows
  • Sarah Jack, a student at the University of Iowa College of Law (2018), will rejoin the Twin Cities office. James Yang, a student at Harvard Law School (2018), will divide his summer between Fish's New York and San Diego offices. Fish & Richardson is a ...
  • Yahoo Finance
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  • 3/20/2017 5:42:00 PM
  • Fish & Richardson Announces 2017 1L Diversity Fellows
  • Sarah Jack, a student at the University of Iowa College of Law (2018), will rejoin the Twin Cities office. James Yang, a student at Harvard Law School (2018), will divide his summer between Fish’s New York and San Diego offices. Get free real-time news ...
  • Patch
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  • 3/20/2017 1:52:00 PM
  • How to Find and Catch Channel Cats
  • Editor's Note: Here's a useful novice level how-to for locating and catching one of the most widely-distributed fish in the nation, the channel cat, from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Channel Catfish - What do I need? Lake anglers use fairly ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/20/2017 5:56:00 AM
  • Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club offers Jim McDonnell Scholarship
  • This is the time of year that high school seniors spend a lot of time filling out post secondary scholarship applications. Area seniors who are planning on going into programs featuring environmental studies, fish and wildlife are encouraged to apply for a
  • Spencer Daily Reporter
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  • 3/18/2017 12:41:00 AM
  • Iowa: Northeast Trout Stream Stocking Begins April 3
  • Find out when your favorite trout stream will be stocked with the stocking calendar available on the DNR website at www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Trout-Fishing The DNR Trout Program offers Iowa anglers a variety of trout fishing opportunities, including ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/16/2017 6:18:00 AM
  • Ice Out Channel Cats Biting in Iowa
  • Channel catfish are close to shore and eager to bite in many lakes and the large reservoirs across Iowa. After eating light during the winter, channel catfish go on a feeding frenzy in early spring eating gizzard shad and other small fish that died over ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/16/2017 6:18:00 AM
  • Bob Jensen
  • Jensen has appeared as a guest on many fishing television shows. In 1988 he launched his own television series, Fishing Iowa. Fishing Iowa aired on network stations throughout Iowa for three(3) years. Bob then began the Outdoor Sportsman television series
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 3/15/2017 4:46:00 PM
  • In Iowa, ice-out fishing for channel cats is in
  • As winter continues to melt away in Iowa, channel catfish are close to shore and eager to bite in many lakes and the large reservoirs across the state, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. After eating light during the winter, channel ...
  • Outdoor News
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  • 3/15/2017 2:42:00 PM
  • Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club offers Jim McDonnell Scholarship
  • This is the time of year that high school seniors spend a lot of time filling out post secondary scholarship applications. Area seniors who are planning on going into programs featuring environmental studies, fish and wildlife are encouraged to apply for a
  • Dickinson County News
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  • 3/15/2017 5:09:00 AM
  • Hunting, fishing, camping featured at sport show
  • CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) --A convention on the UNI campus in Cedar Falls was the place for outdoors lovers this weekend. Outdoor lovers view the latest RVs, fishing boats, motorcycles and more at the Eastern Iowa Sport Show in the Uni-Dome in Cedar ...
  • ABC Kcrg 9
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  • 3/13/2017 3:50:00 AM
  • Fishing magnate known as 'The Codfather' to plead guilty
  • He then sold the fish for cash, some of which was smuggled overseas. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Democratic Party has a new executive director. WASHINGTON (AP) — A political consultant and former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump says he ...
  • Santa Maria Times
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  • 3/12/2017 5:03:00 PM
  • Yearning for open water fishing
  • Most anglers will be fishing a minnow, jig and a minnow, jig and plastic or a Mister Twister. Then there are the Mississippi River Pools in northeast Iowa. The last snowfall caused the river to rise, but water levels are now receding, and as they stabilize
  • Spencer Daily Reporter
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  • 3/11/2017 6:23:00 AM
  • Grab the tartar sauce! Check out these 14 Twin Cities fish fries
  • Here’s another advantage: The kitchen remains in fish-fry mode for 13½ hours, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. This vast, family-friendly, Iowa-based chain is the place for a crowd (and, yes, reservations are accepted), particularly on Friday, when the all ...
  • m.startribune.com
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  • 3/8/2017 9:21:00 PM
  • Iowa: Urban Trout Stocking Schedule
  • The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries staff will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout in 10 lakes across Iowa in March and April as part of its cool weather trout program. The spring urban trout stockings are a great place to ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/8/2017 7:15:00 AM
  • Yearning for open water fishing
  • Most anglers will be fishing a minnow, jig and a minnow, jig and plastic or a Mister Twister. Then there are the Mississippi River Pools in northeast Iowa. The last snowfall caused the river to rise, but water levels are now receding, and as they stabilize
  • Dickinson County News
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  • 3/8/2017 6:27:00 AM
  • First Fish Fry Friday serving hundreds
  • "Last week we voted to support the UNI Dance Marathon. We help with the Northeast Iowa Special Olympics. We help St. Vincent De Paul with Christmas baskets," said Lueck. All while having a good time. The St. Pat's Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be every
  • KWWL
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  • 3/4/2017 4:31:00 AM
  • Retired Clinton doc builds fishing rods, teaches others the craft
  • CAMANCHE — Still too cold for fishing, Garry Land of Clinton did not have anywhere else to be this past Saturday other than the Mississippi River Eco-Tourism Center off U.S. 67 near Folletts, Iowa. At 72, the retired eye surgeon builds fishing rods ...
  • Quad-Cities Times
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  • 3/3/2017 7:27:00 PM

Iowa Guides/Outfitters

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Iowa Fishing Clubs

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