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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 Paddlefish Licenses Available through Jan. 31
  • Fishing News Paddlefish caught on the Big Sioux River. Don't miss your chance to catch a big fish this spring on the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers. Paddlefish can reach lengths of more than 50 inches and weigh more than 50 pounds. Buy your special ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/18/2017 9:17:00 AM
  • Iowa: Live Ice Fishing Today at 3:15 CT
  • VAN METER - Iowa DNR staff will be offering ice fishing tips and techniques, along with ice safety information, live from the ice of Badger Creek Lake on Wednesday afternoon. Go to www.facebook.com/iowadnr at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday to watch live as DNR
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/18/2017 9:17:00 AM
  • Don't break the ice: Ice fishing safety tips from the DNR
  • But before you drill a hole and hunker down for the big catch, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources wants you to remember a few things so you don’t become the one people are fishing for. First thing is first: Make sure your ice is stable and sturdy.
  • Sioux City Journal
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  • 1/16/2017 8:39:00 PM
  • Woman dead, 4 hospitalized from CO poisoning at ice fishing house
  • The Martin County Sheriff’s Office responded at about 1:55 p.m. to a report of an unresponsive female at an ice fishing house on Lake Wilmert, near the Minnesota-Iowa border. When authorities arrived, a 21-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • KFGO
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  • 1/16/2017 4:12:00 PM
  • Woman dead, 4 hospitalized hrom CO poisoning at ice fishing house
  • The Martin County Sheriff’s Office responded at about 1:55 p.m. to a report of an unresponsive female at an ice fishing house on Lake Wilmert, near the Minnesota-Iowa border. When authorities arrived, a 21-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • KFGO
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  • 1/16/2017 12:16:00 PM
  • 1 dead, 4 sickened by CO poisoning at ice fishing house
  • MARTIN COUNTY, Minn. (KMSP) - One woman was killed and four others were sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning at an ice fishing house on a lake near the Iowa-Minnesota border Sunday afternoon. The 21-year-old woman was found unresponsive in an ice fishing
  • fox9.com
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  • 1/16/2017 3:22:00 AM
  • Woman Dead, 4 Hospitalized From CO Poisoning At Ice Fishing House
  • The Martin County Sheriff’s Office responded at about 1:55 p.m. to a report of an unresponsive female at an ice fishing house on Lake Wilmert, near the Minnesota-Iowa border. When authorities arrived, a 21-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • CBS Minnesota
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  • 1/16/2017 2:33:00 AM
  • Ice Fishing Event
  • Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) MASON CITY, Iowa – fishing poles, s’mores, hotdogs and hundreds of ...
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  • 1/14/2017 9:16:00 PM
  • Health Benefits of Fish Oil That Could Save Your Life
  • However, the benefits of fish oils for cognitive function in older populations may be less impressive. A study by researchers at the University of Iowa suggested that high levels of omega-3 are of no benefit to cognitive decline in older women. 6 ...
  • olajide.tv
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  • 1/12/2017 6:35:00 AM
  • MYHRE: Eight lures you should fish, but may not
  • I learned very early that this spinner was a real fish catcher. I used it mostly on Iowa farm ponds for largemouth bass. But I also caught a lot of walleyes on it in a variety of waters. Walleyes will come a long ways off the bottom to grab this flashing .
  • Sioux City Journal
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  • 1/12/2017 6:10:00 AM
  • Health Benefits of Fish Oil That Could Save Your Life
  • However, the benefits of fish oils for cognitive function in older populations may be less impressive. A study by researchers at the University of Iowa suggested that high levels of omega-3 are of no benefit to cognitive decline in older women. 6 ...
  • reportnaija.com
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  • 1/11/2017 11:14:00 PM
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Finalizes Squaw Creek Name Change
  • The hills stretch from about 30 miles south of St. Joseph to northern Iowa, according to the agency. According to the release, the name change only affects the refuge name and not the creek itself. For more information on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Stjoe Channel
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  • 1/11/2017 9:15:00 PM
  • Spend a winter day ice fishing
  • Ice fishing is a fun, social winter activity best enjoyed as a group. Anglers should note that the quality of ice over parts of central and southeast Iowa has been reduced by the unseasonably mild weather and Christmas Day thunderstorm. The impact was ...
  • Dickinson County News
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  • 1/11/2017 7:44:00 PM
  • Iowa: Deadline to Buy Paddlefish License Jan. 31
  • Iowa anglers have until January 31 to buy their 2017 paddlefish license for the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers. The special paddlefish season runs from March 1 to April 15. Anglers must buy the paddlefish license on the DNR website at www.iowadnr.gov or by
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/11/2017 10:36:00 AM
  • Iowa Ice Fishing Tips
  • Get a group of friends and/or family together, bundle up and try ice fishing this winter. Ice fishing is a fun, social winter activity best enjoyed as a group. Anglers should note that the quality of ice over parts of central and southeast Iowa has been ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/10/2017 7:42:00 AM
  • Iowa: Winter Urban Trout Stocking Begins in January
  • The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release trout in seven locations this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months. The popular program is supported by the sales of the trout fee. Anglers need a valid fishing license and .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/10/2017 7:42:00 AM
  • Iowa: Urban Trout Stocking Begins Jan. 4
  • The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release trout in seven locations this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months. The popular program is supported by the sales of the trout fee. Anglers need a valid fishing license and .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/4/2017 8:08:00 AM
  • Ice fishing tips this season
  • Also, if a meal of fish is your goal, concentrate on the species of fish that can handle some harvest. For example, on Clear Lake in north-central Iowa, yellow bass are the guys to go after. They’re super abundant, willing biters, and are great on the tabl
  • Spencer Daily Reporter
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  • 1/3/2017 1:57:00 AM
  • State fishing licenses will soon expire
  • State fishing licenses for the new year are now available. Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries chief, Joe Larschied, says you do still have some time on your old license. “Your 2016 is good all the way through January 10th, but if you want to ..
  • Radio Iowa
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  • 1/2/2017 9:36:00 PM
  • Iowa DNR offers ice fishing safety tips
  • (KMAland) -- As area anglers prepare for the heart of Iowa's ice fishing season, the Iowa DNR wants people to be safe. Joe Larscheid is the DNR's Chief of Fisheries. He tells KMA News that while ice fishing is one of the state's great winter sports, people
  • Kmaland
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  • 1/2/2017 2:24:00 PM
  • Ice fishing safety tips
  • MASON CITY, Iowa- The cold weather we’ve been having lately is good for people who love ice fishing. If you plan on making your way out on the ice, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources provided us some tips on how you can do it carefully. Iowa ...
  • WTHITV 10
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  • 1/1/2017 1:54:34 AM
  • Jerry Davis: Early fishing thrills amid the chill
  • Surface or shore ice is the main concern. “After the fall rains, the water levels are back to normal,” said Bradd Sims, a Department of Natural Resources’ fish biologist for Grant, Iowa, Lafayette and Richland counties in Dodgeville. “The water is ...
  • Madison
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  • 12/31/2016 8:17:00 PM

Iowa Guides/Outfitters

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Iowa Fishing Clubs

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Iowa Weather

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