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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.

  • Weekly Dakota Angler Fishing Report
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. Well the cold air has arrived and soon everyone will be on the ice!
  • KIWA-FM 105.3
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  • 12/8/2016 2:18:51 PM
  • Iowa DNR announces 2017 hunting, fishing licenses on sale Dec. 15
  • Iowans can start buying 2017 resident hunting, fishing and other licenses on Dec. 15. Licenses purchased for 2016 expire on Jan. 10. The menu of license options includes the popular Outdoor Combo annual resident hunting/fishing/habitat combo license for $
  • Newton Daily News
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  • 12/7/2016 10:38:08 AM
  • Fishing the Midwest TV set to begin new season, 26th year
  • “We had outstanding walleye fishing on Clear Lake, Iowa, Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota, and Lake Francis Case in South Dakota among other places while filming episodes for the coming season,” Mike Frisch, the show’s co-host, said. “In ...
  • Fergus Falls Daily Journal
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  • 12/3/2016 3:29:12 PM
  • Conservation program through Iowa State University comes to Fish Creek
  • The former Hole-in-the-Wall Ranch up Fish Creek will be a conservation education camp run by Iowa State University in 2017. The late Rod French and his wife, Connie French, owned the property, and the longtime supporters of Iowa State donated the ranch to
  • Missoulian
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  • 12/1/2016 4:54:29 AM
  • DNR budget cuts forecast if state fishing license fee remains $19
  • The director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says he’ll be forced to layoff employees and reduce services “significantly” if there’s not an increase in the fee for an Iowa fishing license. The $19 annual fee hasn’t been changed since ...
  • Radio Iowa
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  • 11/29/2016 7:44:29 PM
  • DNR director: 'Relief' needed to maintain fish and wildlife trust fund
  • The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will have to cut staff and services provided by the Fish and Wildlife Trust Fund if the state doesn't approve a revenue increase, Director Chuck Gipp said Tuesday. The trust is funded primarily through fishing and .
  • Des Moines Register
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  • 11/29/2016 6:11:26 PM
  • Fish oil may help with diabetic neuropathy
  • “Diabetic neuropathy is a very costly and debilitating complication of diabetes.” said Mark Yorek of the VA Medical Center in Iowa City, the study’s lead investigator. Fish oil is an attractive treatment approach because “supplements are considered ...
  • Knowridge Science Report
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  • 11/26/2016 11:41:17 AM
  • Reflections on Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club’s annual fall meeting
  • On Thursday, Nov. 10, I attended the Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club’s annual fall DNR night. Held at Godfather’s Pizza in Spencer, it was a great opportunity to hear DNR updates from Ben Wallace, Iowa DNR fisheries biologist, who has been instrumental ...
  • Spencer Daily Reporter
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  • 11/26/2016 12:35:34 AM
  • Jensen: Reflections on good fishing buddies
  • Mac and Toad called the Iowa Great Lakes home, Patrick lived on the border of Wisconsin and Michigan near Land O’Lakes Wisconsin. All three were wonderful people who lived for their families and friends and the outdoors. My last fishing trip with Mac is ..
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 11/19/2016 5:26:02 PM
  • Jensen: Ice-fishing will be in North Iowa soon, so get ready
  • It may not look like it now, but soon the outdoor landscape is going to change. It could be tomorrow or next week, but it’s going to get cold, it’s going to snow, there’s going to be ice on the ponds and lakes and we’re going to have the ...
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 11/12/2016 5:27:10 PM
  • The value of having a fish tank
  • BETTENDORF, Iowa — For Bettendorf's Coral Haven, business is as good as owner Joseph Eckman's passion is alive; and his passion, is as vibrant as the coral and fish he sells out of his shop every day. "Coral is my passion just the intricacy how many ...
  • WQAD
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  • 11/8/2016 1:25:33 AM
  • Page County man dies after falling into Tarkio Creek while fishing
  • A Page County man is dead after he fell into a creek while fishing. Joseph B. Hines, 69, of Blanchard along the Iowa-Missouri state line, died after falling into the Tarkio Creek around 3 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Page County Sheriff’s Office.
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  • 11/7/2016 11:20:52 AM
  • Southwest Iowa man, 69, dies in fall while fishing
  • A 69-year-old southwest Iowa man died Saturday after he was injured during a fall while fishing near the Iowa-Missouri border. The Page County Sheriff’s Office said Joseph Bruce Hines of Blanchard was pronounced dead at Shenandoah Medical Center, where ...
  • Omaha.com
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  • 11/7/2016 10:09:17 AM
  • Jensen selected for Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame
  • A native of Sheffield, Iowa, Bob Jensen began fishing as a young boy and started his career in the fishing industry as a Camp Fish instructor in northern Minnesota. Jensen was also a guide and tournament angler in his early years. From those roots ...
  • Spencer Daily Reporter
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  • 11/5/2016 12:53:19 AM
  • Jensen selected for Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame
  • A native of Sheffield, Iowa, Bob Jensen began fishing as a young boy and started his career in the fishing industry as a Camp Fish instructor in northern Minnesota. Jensen was also a guide and tournament angler in his early years. From those roots ...
  • Dickinson County News
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  • 11/2/2016 1:39:49 AM
  • ISU Fishing Club looks to make a splash in 2016 national tournament
  • Before the Iowa State Fishing Club can compete in this year’s national fishing tournament, it'll already know whether to prepare for next year’s tournament. This is especially the case for partners Patrick Morrison and Dylan Rague, who are both members ...
  • Iowa State Daily
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  • 10/31/2016 3:39:43 PM
  • Sheffield fishing pro selected for Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame
  • Writes and hosts “The Outdoor Minute” radio show, which airs 50 times a week in Iowa and has been on the air in various forms for 12 years. Presented nearly 1,000 fishing seminars at sport shows and other outdoor events during his career. Co-founder of ...
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 10/29/2016 11:24:23 AM
  • Ottumwa's trout stocking keeps anglers fishing locally
  • OTTUMWA, Iowa--Friday's weather was perfect for fisherman that showed up for a trout stocking. The Iowa DNR brought in 2,000 rainbow trout to the pond at Greater Ottumwa Park. They do a trout stocking in the fall and spring. This gives anglers more fish to
  • ktvo.com
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  • 10/28/2016 9:34:01 PM
  • Jensen selected for Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame!
  • A native of Sheffield, Iowa, Bob Jensen began fishing as a young boy and started his career in the fishing industry as a Camp Fish instructor in northern Minnesota. Jensen was also a guide and tournament angler in his early years. From those roots ...
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 10/26/2016 12:39:31 PM
  • America's hometown dedicated nature preserve for both people and bats
  • The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation holds a conservation easement, which restricts residential and commercial development, ensuring the property—and the bats—will be protected forever. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, working closely with the City ...
  • www.fws.gov
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  • 10/21/2016 11:08:13 PM
  • Aswegan Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kentucky Lake
  • The largest bass fishing site on the Web! The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 17, 2016) – Chris Aswegan of Tiffin, Iowa, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds even Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL ...
  • The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide
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  • 10/18/2016 12:31:43 AM

Iowa Guides/Outfitters

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Iowa Fishing Clubs

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Iowa Weather

Iowa City, IA (52240)

Updated on 17:56 PM

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Humidity:70% 
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