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  • Fishing opportunities abound in Southwest Iowa
  • Black Crappie - Fair: Drift jigs or still fish minnows near the trees mid-lake. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are in the shallow bays on the upper half of the lake between the fishing jetties. They should be easy to target in these areas through May.
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  • 6/8/2018 1:53:00 PM
  • DNR: fish are biting in southwest Iowa lakes
  • (KMAland) -- Southwest Iowa has several fishing hot spots this summer. Chris Larson is a regional fisheries supervisor with the Iowa DNR and says KMAland is home to many angler-friendly lakes. "Lake of Three Fires, Lake Icaria, and Viking Lake all have ...
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  • 6/7/2018 10:57:00 AM
  • "Take Your Kid Fishing"
  • WYATT RITTER OF ROCKFORD HOPES TOURNAMENTS LIKE THIS GET MORE KIDS HOOKED ON FISHING. <"it gets kids off the screens at home, and outside." TODAYS EVENT COINCIDED WITH THE FREE FISHING WEEKEND... OPEN TO ALL IOWA RESIDENTS.
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  • 6/3/2018 4:17:00 AM
  • Kids take part in annual fishing derby
  • Children and their parents headed out to Copper Creek Lake for the annual fishing derby.This is all part of free fishing weekend, sponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Fishers lined the creek and waited patiently for a bite.
  • WeAreIOWA
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  • 6/3/2018 12:46:00 AM
  • LOOK: Iowa man catches record-size fish
  • OTTUMWA - It's every fisherman's dream to hook the big one. Just about every fisherman has a big fish story, but a man from southeast Iowa has the picture and the fish to prove it. Randy Conover is an avid fisherman and happened to catch a record setting .
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  • 6/1/2018 10:18:00 PM
  • Free Fishing In Iowa This Weekend
  • Statewide Iowa (Radio Iowa) — Iowans who love to fish, or who want to learn, will be able to fish for free this weekend. The state is holding its annual opportunity to see what the fishing fuss is all about, according to Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa ..
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  • 6/1/2018 8:25:00 PM
  • North Iowa fishing report for June 1
  • Clear Lake: Surface water temperature is 74 degrees. Black Crappie - Fair: Crappies are biting. Use a small jig or a minnow in the rush beds and areas with vegetation. Walleye - Good: Try a slip bobber and leeches fished in the rocky reefs. Yellow Bass ...
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 6/1/2018 3:09:00 PM
  • Don’t miss out on local fishing events
  • It's free fishing weekend in Iowa- no license is required. There's prizes to be won and prize fish to be caught at the 5th annual Kid's Fishing Derby at Tama's Cherry Lake. It's set for tomorrow - Saturday, June 2, with sign in at 7:30 a.m. and the Derby .
  • Tama News-Herald -Toledo Chronicle
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  • 6/1/2018 5:43:00 AM
  • Two family fishing events coming up in Cass County
  • Free fishing days in Iowa are June 1-3, a weekend intended to give residents a chance to fish free before they have to purchase fishing licenses, but also a chance to take their kids, grand-kids or even neighbors and friends fishing. All other fishing ...
  • Atlantic News Telegraph
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  • 6/1/2018 2:50:00 AM
  • Pass On the Passion for Iowa Panfish
  • Take someone fishing, young or old, and introduce them to the fast and furious fun in catching Iowa panfish. No doubt panfish are some of the most popular sportfish we chase in Iowa. These great little fighters bring hours of laughter, enjoyment and sport
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  • 5/31/2018 5:44:00 PM
  • Kids fishing derby at Arrowhead Saturday
  • Children must be younger than 16 years of age to participate in this derby. Since this event is held in conjunction with Iowa’s free fishing weekend, a license is not required for Iowa residents. All other IDNR fishing regulations apply. Attendees must ...
  • The Daily Nonpareil
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  • 5/31/2018 5:20:00 AM
  • Free Family Fishing Day
  • This event is part of celebrating Free Fishing Weekend, June 1-3. A kids fishing tournament will be held. There will be an Iowa Department of Natural Resources live fish demonstration, and many other activities to enjoy. Prizes will be awarded to the top .
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 5/29/2018 5:28:00 PM
  • Fishing the heartland: The cross-generational appeal of big bullheads
  • Some of these bullheads were the big, fat, yellow variety – a fine-eating fish. I grew up in Iowa before moving to Minnesota in 1981. The bullhead in Iowa is like walleyes, bass or trout in some states – revered. It was in Iowa where I learned how to ...
  • Outdoornews
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  • 5/29/2018 5:23:00 PM
  • First Annual Kids Fishing Day Coming Saturday
  • The first annual Kids Fishing Day, sponsored by the Knoxville Police Department, the Marion County Conservation Board, and the Iowa DNR will be Saturday at Marion County Park. The event invites children between the ages of 8 and 17 to learn basic fishing .
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  • 5/29/2018 9:56:00 AM
  • Iowa DNR Hosts Free Fishing Weekend June 1-3
  • Iowa residents will enjoy free fishing without a license for three days beginning next Friday. From June 1 to June 3, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will allow fishing without a license at waters across the state. “This is a great time to .
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  • 5/28/2018 3:52:00 PM
  • Fishing frenzy
  • T-R FILE PHOTO This year’s Iowa Department of Natural Resources Free Fishing Weekend comes June 1-3, and it provides an opportunity for Iowa residents to get on the water and cast a line without a fishing license. In Marshall County, fishermen and -women .
  • Times Republican
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  • 5/26/2018 6:31:00 AM
  • Pair of family fishing events next weekend
  • It's no license weekend in Iowa so you don't need a license to take part. Poles and bait will be furnished for free and a campfire dinner will be served. At Cherry Lake The Cherry Lake Fishing Derby is sponsored by the Community Activities Group and the ..
  • Tama News-Herald -Toledo Chronicle
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  • 5/26/2018 5:59:00 AM
  • North Iowa fishing report for May 25
  • Clear Lake: Surface water temperature is 67 degrees. Black Crappie - Good: Crappies are biting. Use a small jig or a minnow in the rush beds and areas with vegetation. Walleye - Good: Try a slip bobber and leeches fished in the rocky reefs. Yellow Bass ...
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 5/25/2018 3:09:00 PM
  • Signs warning of bridge fishing ban in downtown Cedar Rapids not true
  • CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) --The signs on the downtown Cedar Rapids bridge said “clean up your trash or risk no more fishing.” But the warning the city of Cedar Rapids was ready to ban all fishing from downtown bridges over the Cedar River isn’t true.
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  • 5/24/2018 9:38:00 PM
  • Free fishing June 1 at Lake Cornelia
  • Iowa residents have the opportunity to fish without a fishing license in all the state’s lakes and streams during the weekend of June 1-3. On June 2, a fishing derby will take place at Lake Cornelia from 1-3 p.m. Up to $500 in cash prizes will be awarded.
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  • 5/24/2018 6:10:00 AM
  • 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
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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 ..
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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
  • Local hosts fly fishing program in Galva
  • fly fishing in Iowa and out west, making flies and getting started. Radke shared numerous stories about fly fishing in Yellowstone National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and the Black Hills, and he graciously offered to help participants learn how ...
  • Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune
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  • 3/16/2018 3:08:00 PM
  • Anderson: Fly fishing expo flows back to an unlikely source
  • But it wasn't always so. In the 1980s, when Helgeson swapped his editor's pen for a fly rod, the notion that fly fishing in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan — broadly speaking, the Midwest — was worthy of celebrating was rarely uttered.
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  • 3/15/2018 5:12:00 PM
  • Iowa: Ice-Out Channel Cats Biting
  • Channel catfish move close to shore and are 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 cleaning up small fish that died over the winter.
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/14/2018 4:18:00 AM
  • Fishing creates lasting friendship for two local men
  • Plus you need a witness to your fishing tails anyways. A former youth counselor at an Iowa juvenile facility was arrested after she allegedly helped three juveniles escape and had sexual relations with one of them. President Donald Trump praised other ...
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  • 3/11/2018 4:25:00 PM
  • North Iowa fishing report for March 9
  • Clear Lake: Ice thickness is 15-17 inches. Avoid areas near the aerators. Vehicle traffic is not recommended. Yellow Bass - Good: The bite has picked up. Use light tackle and be mobile to stay on fish. The best bite is still at early morning and late ...
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 3/9/2018 3:31:00 PM
  • Iowa: Urban Trout Stocking Starts March 23
  • The Iowa Department of Natural Resources 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 take kids
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/7/2018 6:05:00 AM
  • Iowa: Grants for Fishing Opportunities in Hispanic Communities
  • Three Iowa organizations were awarded a George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education grant to provide hands-on fishing programs and classes for Hispanic families in their communities. Organizations receiving the grant are the Iowa Latino Community Center ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/7/2018 6:05:00 AM
  • Wisconsin Fishing: Best Early Season Hot Spots
  • Anglers aren’t required to use barbless hooks, but only artificial flies and lures are legal to use during this season. Iowa County’s Gordon Creek is one of the top spots. The stream has an estimated 330 brown trout per acre and fish over 20 inches ...
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  • 3/6/2018 9:56:00 PM
  • Thousands of fish dead after winter kill in three eastern Iowa lakes
  • Bluegills, a favorite among ice anglers, were among the dead fish at Terry Trueblood Lake – about 1,000 bluegills were winter-kill victims at the lake. SOLON, Iowa — The Iowa DNR received reports of dead fish in Terry Trueblood Lake in Iowa City, and ...
  • Outdoornews
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  • 3/6/2018 8:40:00 PM
  • Iowa Crappie Fishing Outlook 2018
  • Iowa crappie fishing action is heating up, and these are among the best waters statewide. Crappie will soon begin to move to shallower haunts, and the fishing will heat up. Anglers statewide will have some great opportunities to pursue this popular species
  • Game & Fish
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  • 3/5/2018 4:29:00 PM
  • North Iowa fishing report for March 2
  • Clear Lake: Ice thickness is 16-20 inches. Avoid areas near the aerators. Yellow Bass - Good: The bite has picked up. Use light tackle and be mobile to stay on fish. The best bite is still at early morning and the last hour of light. Walleye – Fair: Try ..
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 3/2/2018 7:03:00 PM
  • Time to remove fish houses from inland lakes fast approaching
  • Exceptions to the removal deadlines are Minnesota-Canada border waters (March 31), Minnesota-South Dakota and North Dakota border waters (March 5), Minnesota-Wisconsin border waters (March 1) and Minnesota-Iowa border waters (Feb. 20). Fish house owners ..
  • Outdoornews
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  • 3/1/2018 5:34:00 PM
  • Dead fish appear as eastern Iowa marina thaws
  • BURLINGTON, Iowa — The late-winter thawing of an eastern Iowa marina has left anglers and birds with a smelly surprise: thousands of tiny dead shad. Fish in Burlington's Bluff Harbor Marina slowly ran out of oxygen during two months of freezing ...
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  • 2/27/2018 11:14:00 AM
  • Dead fish appear as southeastern Iowa marina thaws
  • BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - The late-winter thawing of a southeastern Iowa marina has left anglers and birds with a smelly surprise: thousands of tiny dead shad. Fish in Burlington's Bluff Harbor Marina slowly ran out of oxygen during two months of freezing ..
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  • 2/26/2018 9:47:00 PM
  • Dead fish appear as eastern Iowa marina thaws
  • BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — The late-winter thawing of an eastern Iowa marina has left anglers and birds with a smelly surprise: thousands of tiny dead shad. Fish in Burlington's Bluff Harbor Marina slowly ran out of oxygen during two months of freezing ...
  • The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
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  • 2/26/2018 7:46:00 PM
  • Dead fish appear as eastern Iowa marina thaws
  • BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) -- The late-winter thawing of an eastern Iowa marina has left anglers and birds with a smelly surprise: thousands of tiny dead shad. Fish in Burlington's Bluff Harbor Marina slowly ran out of oxygen during two months of freezing ...
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  • 2/26/2018 5:45:00 PM
  • PREPARATIONS FOR THE OPEN WATER FISHING SEASON
  • PHOTO CAPTION—When the fish start biting, you need to be ready to go. Clear Lake in north central Iowa is open to fishing year ‘round, and the early bite can be outstanding. Here’s Clear Lake guide Kevan Paul with an early season walleye.
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  • 2/24/2018 5:04:00 PM
  • North Iowa fishing report for Feb. 23
  • Blue Pit: Trout are still being caught. Fish near the pier with small jigs tipped with live bait. Rainbow Trout – Fair. Clear Lake: Ice thickness is 17-20 inches. Avoid areas near the aerators. Ice heaves have made access on the lake difficult in spots.
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 2/23/2018 11:50:00 PM
  • Where do fish go in the winter time?
  • So where do fish go in winter? We are fortunate to have a premier Mississippi River fishery research facility nearby at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Bellevue Fisheries Station located south of Bellevue. The research station has been mapping ...
  • Clinton Herald
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  • 2/17/2018 12:05:00 PM
  • North Iowa fishing report for Feb. 15
  • Blue Pit: Trout are still being caught. Fish near the pier with small jigs tipped with live bait. Clear Lake: Ice thickness is 17-20 inches. Avoid areas near the aerators. Ice heaves have made access on the lake difficult in spots. Yellow Bass - Good: The
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 2/16/2018 6:47:00 PM
  • Giant Paddlefish From Grand Lake, Oklahoma
  • Though Todd Hoffman’s 105.2 pounder is a lunker, it’s not a record–paddlefish over 120 pounds have been caught in Oklahoma, and the largest on record is apparently a 198 pounder snagged in Iowa. IGFA does not keep paddlefish records because the fish ...
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  • 2/15/2018 4:06:00 PM
  • Garry Allen to present fishing seminar on Feb. 22
  • Nothing beats a walleye sandwich during a fishing break. For many years, Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club (IGLFC) members have met out at Allen’s in late March for their annual early spring rendezvous. Yes, the weather can be iffy, but if it is a good early .
  • Dickinson County News
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  • 2/14/2018 4:20:00 AM
  • Groom snags fiancé while fishing on the river
  • “I agreed to marriage,” Lauren said, “but not to fishing every day.” The couple first met while they were attending Iowa State University. “We met through a mutual friend, Kory Davis, from Monticello,” Lauren said. “Kory and I were eating ...
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 2/13/2018 6:08:00 PM
  • SL continues to have successful ice fishing
  • Bluegill - Fair: Try a small jig tipped with waxworms fished near the bottom. Most lakes in western Iowa have 9-18 inches of ice. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638. East Okoboji Lake Walleye - Fair: Anglers report
  • Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune
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  • 2/12/2018 5:22:00 PM
  • Expanded Yellow Bass Bonanza reels in nearly 4,000 fish
  • The Yellow Bass Bonanza, Iowa's largest fishing tournament, was able to expand this year allowing 301 teams to compete. Throughout the four hours of competition, nearly 4,000 fish were caught. Click on the video tab for the full story and see the results .
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  • 2/12/2018 5:17:00 AM
  • Expanded Yellow Bass Bonanza reel in nearly 4,000 fish
  • Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. bonanza-intro-2 every year the yellow bass bonanza brings out record breaking numbers for fishing tournaments in iowa...people from all across the midwest to even wyoming were present on clear
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  • 2/12/2018 5:17:00 AM
  • Iowa City to see ice fishing, hot cocoa at Freeze Fest
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa City’s annual Freeze Fest — which brings activities from ice fishing to practicing winter survival skills — is underway this weekend. The festival is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area.
  • The Republic
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  • 2/10/2018 1:33:00 PM
  • “Fish Farm” Bill Gets Support in Iowa House Subcommittee
  • One legislator jokingly calls it a “fishy” bill, but it got the enthusiastic support of an Iowa House subcommittee. The measure would change state regulations for livestock confinements — so Iowa “fish farms” could raise all sizes of fish rather ...
  • Radio 570 WNAX
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  • 2/7/2018 8:49:00 PM
  • Casino Beach, Frank Starr and College Island host successful fishing spots
  • Bluegill - Fair: Try a small jig tipped with waxworms fished near the bottom. Most lakes in western Iowa have 9-18 inches of ice. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638. East Okoboji Lake Walleye - Fair: Anglers report
  • Storm Lake Pilot Tribune
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  • 2/7/2018 4:00:00 PM
  • Iowa DNR gives deadline to take down ice fishing shelters
  • DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Iowa DNR is reminding people all ice fishing shelters must be removed by February 20. Permanent ice shelters have to be removed from all state-owned lands and waters by that date in Iowa. Ice shelter owners are reminded .
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  • 2/6/2018 7:10:00 PM
  • Family fishing day in Ames
  • AMES - Families braved the slippery ice for a day on the lake. Dozens of family geared up and spent Saturday on the lake at Ada Hayden Heritage Park. The family fishing day gave Iowans plenty of opportunity for a big catch. The lake was just stocked with .
  • WeAreIOWA
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  • 2/4/2018 3:36:00 AM
  • Eastern Iowa kids learn ice fishing fundamentals
  • PALO, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Kids in eastern Iowa had the chance to step out on the ice Saturday at Pleasant Creek State Park in Palo. With permission from the Iowa DNR, Bryon Ruby and a group brought all the equipment, and let kids try it out for free.
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  • 2/3/2018 5:23:00 PM
  • Free fly fishing workshop
  • The Iowa Driftless Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Decorah Parks & Recreation and Winneshiek County Conservation will co-host a free fly fishing workshop Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m; (noon) in the Decorah High School main gym. This event is open
  • The Decorah Newspapers
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  • 1/31/2018 11:00:00 PM
  • Missouri and Big Sioux rivers paddlefish fishing season opens Feb. 4
  • Anglers fishing for paddlefish must have a valid Iowa fishing license, along with a special paddlefish license and unused transportation tag(s). Anglers are asked to keep track of their catch and effort and return the survey card after the paddlefish ...
  • Dickinson County News
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  • 1/31/2018 3:30:00 PM
  • Best Midwinter Fishing in Iowa: Walleye, Urban Trout, More
  • Midwinter fishing in Iowa ranges from hot ice-fishing locales to open-water trout. It’s midwinter, when many of Iowa’s anglers flop up the footrest on their recliner and wear out their TV’s remote control surfing between fishing shows, wishing they ...
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  • 1/31/2018 3:26:00 PM
  • Ice fishing takes over at Bacon Creek Park
  • SIOUX CITY, Iowa - It was a great day for ice fishing out at Bacon Creek Lake. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources this afternoon stocking the east side of Bacon Creek with 1500 new rainbow trout. As soon as they were released, the fishing began.
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  • 1/27/2018 9:37:00 PM
  • Chris Kolbert: If at first you don't succeed — go fishing again
  • It was much better luck than my brother-in-law and I had the day before. I had invited my brother-in-law Dave to drive up from his home in Iowa to join me for a day of ice fishing. Dave's pretty experienced at open-water fishing for walleye and pike ...
  • Post-Bulletin
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  • 1/27/2018 2:59:00 AM
  • Iowa fisherman spots muskrat while ice fishing in Clear Lake (with video)
  • CLEAR LAKE | A Iowa fisherman was greeted by a furry friend while ice fishing on Clear Lake earlier this week. Clayton Will, an avid fisherman from Madrid, posted a Youtube video of his encounter with a muskrat on Jan. 22, while he was ice fishing on Clear
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 1/25/2018 9:00:00 PM
  • Iowa: Trout Stocking, Family Fishing At Lake Petocka Postponed
  • BONDURANT – The trout stocking and family trout fishing event scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 27 at Lake Petocka has been postponed due to unsafe ice conditions. A rescheduled date has not yet been determined due to the uncertainty of the future ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/25/2018 5:18:00 AM
  • SATURDAY MORNING FISHING REPORT: Black Crappie and Bluegill are Good
  • Most lakes in western Iowa have 8-15 inches of ice.For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638. Ice thickness is 13 to 15 inches. Walleye – Slow: The best bite is at dawn and dusk fishing with minnows. Yellow Perch – Slow.
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  • 1/20/2018 3:41:00 PM
  • Coming full circle and enjoying the grand merits of fishing from shore
  • After moving to Minnesota in 1981 from my home town of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, I realized a jonboat was not the best watercraft for the lakes on the west side of the Twin Cities. When I upgraded to a V-bottomed boat, I thought I had the ultimate fishing machin
  • Outdoor News
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  • 1/19/2018 8:40:00 PM
  • 2018 Winter Ice Fishing Day
  • The Mason City Recreation Department and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources hosted the event. This year, 2500 rainbow trout were stocked in the lake and people were able to win door prizes like fishing gear. Wyatt Stark attends every year with his ..
  • KIMT
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  • 1/14/2018 5:08:00 PM
  • Winter Family Ice Fishing Day
  • ice fishing-vo-1 ice fishing-vo-2 the mason city recreation department and iowa d-n-r host the even. this year... 25- hundred rainbow trout were stocked in the lake. and people were able to win door prizes like fishing gear. we spoke to two local kids who
  • KIMT
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  • 1/14/2018 6:00:00 AM
  • Ice fishing heats up after slow start in Iowa Great Lakes
  • OKOBOJI, Iowa | Zach Mankle lit a cigarette while sitting on a 5-gallon bucket at the apex of a Monday afternoon in Okoboji. "This is my first time out here this season," Mankle said. "It's been way too cold before. Today feels like fall." As temperatures
  • Sioux City Journal
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  • 1/14/2018 1:07:00 AM
  • NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Spend a Winter Day Ice Fishing
  • Ice fishing has a passionate following across Iowa. Get a group of friends and/or family together, bundle up and go ice fishing this winter. Check the weekly DNR fishing report (www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing-Reports) for ice conditions across the state .
  • KIOW
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  • 1/13/2018 4:01:00 PM
  • Family Ice Fishing Day scheduled at Mason City park
  • MASON CITY | Family Ice Fishing Day is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, at Lester Milligan Park. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be stocking rainbow trout at 11:30 a.m. to encourage family participation in ice fishing.
  • Globe Gazette
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  • 1/12/2018 10:52:00 PM
  • Spend a winter day ice fishing
  • Ice fishing has a passionate following across Iowa. Get a group of friends and/or family together, bundle up and go ice fishing this winter. Check the weekly DNR fishing report (www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing-Reports) for ice conditions across the state .
  • Storm Lake Pilot Tribune
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  • 1/12/2018 4:28:00 PM
  • Anglers enjoy ice fishing at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge
  • That's just how Crescent, Iowa, resident George Hall likes it. Hall was the only soul on DeSoto Lake last week as the refuge opened its ice fishing season, which will last until the end of February. Refuge officials recommend at least four inches of clear
  • Washington County Pilot Tribune Enterprise
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  • 1/12/2018 4:09:00 PM
  • Iowa Winter Trout Fishing
  • Schedule time during your next trip to northeast Iowa to visit one of Iowa's three trout hatcheries - Manchester, Decorah, or Big Springs. The grounds to each facility are open to the public year round from sunrise to sunset. Fisheries employees are ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/12/2018 7:42:00 AM
  • DNR Iowa fishing report
  • Ponds in the southwest district have 6 to 10 inches of ice and fishing was good this week. Bluegill - Good: Anglers are finding bluegills in the deepest part of ponds. Move often if fishing is slow. Black Crappie - Fair: The late afternoon bite has ...
  • crestonnews.com
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  • 1/12/2018 5:07:00 AM
  • DNR Iowa fishing report: Jan 11
  • Ponds in the southwest district have 6 to 10 inches of ice and fishing was good this week. Bluegill - Good: Anglers are finding bluegills in the deepest part of ponds. Move often if fishing is slow. Black Crappie - Fair: The late afternoon bite has ...
  • crestonnews.com
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  • 1/12/2018 4:37:00 AM
  • Iowa Offers Ice Fishing Tips
  • Ice fishing has a passionate following across Iowa. Get a group of friends and/or family together, bundle up and go ice fishing this winter. Check the weekly DNR fishing report (www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing-Reports) for ice conditions across the state .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/10/2018 8:24:00 AM
  • Snow sculptures in Wisconsin, ice fishing in Minnesota and more winter fun
  • All proceeds benefit charitable activities in the Brainerd area. www.icefishing.org ♦The Eagles & Ivories Ragtime Weekend, Jan. 26-28 in Muscatine, Iowa, features ragtime music performances held in conjunction with an eagle watch on the Mississippi River.
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  • 1/5/2018 3:46:00 PM
  • Iowa: Winter Urban Trout Stocking Starts Jan. 13
  • The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release trout in seven locations this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months. These winter stockings are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. A family friendly .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/4/2018 10:17:00 AM
  • Ice fishing on the rise
  • I love to see that, and so does the DNR.” “Ice fishing is one of our great winter sports. It is a fun, social activity best enjoyed with a group of friends,” said Joe Larscheid, chief of fisheries for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
  • Storm Lake Pilot Tribune
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  • 1/3/2018 4:42:00 PM
  • Iowa Paddlefish Permits Available Until Jan. 7
  • This special paddlefish snagging season is limited to waters of the Big Sioux River below the I-29 bridge (both Iowa and South Dakota waters) and Iowa waters only on the Missouri River beginning at the Big Sioux River confluence and extending to the ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/3/2018 10:45:00 AM
  • Safety tips to keep in mind while ice fishing
  • SCOTT COUNTY, Iowa (KWQC) - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says this is the first big weekend for ice fishermen at Lost Grove Lake. Several were out fishing today, despite sub-zero weather. Fishermen say safety is always first. "We carry some ...
  • KWQC-TV6
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  • 12/31/2017 4:52:00 AM
  • Ice thickens for area fishing spots as temperatures drop
  • Walleye - Good: Use a minnow and spoon fished in the dredge cuts; best luck during low light conditions. Ice fishing is underway in Western Iowa. As of Dec. 28, ice thickness varies from a few pockets of open water to areas with up to 7 inches of ice.
  • Storm Lake Pilot Tribune
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  • 12/29/2017 4:00:00 PM
  • ICE FISHING HAZARDS EXIST EVEN WITH BELOW ZERO TEMPERATURES
  • While temperatures have dropped below zero across the area, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is warning those who enjoy ice fishing to be extra careful during the next few days. D-N-R Fisheries Chief Joe Larscheid says the cold snap likely froze ..
  • KSCJ
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  • 12/27/2017 5:22:00 PM
  • Ice fishing slow until ice conditions improve
  • Limited ice fishing activity on the Iowa Great Lakes. Look for ice conditions to improve with cooler temperatures in the forecast. For more information throughout the week, contact the Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.
  • Storm Lake Pilot Tribune
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  • 12/27/2017 4:45:00 PM
  • Fishing with the vets to 'let them get their minds off stuff”
  • CLEAR LAKE, Iowa - Clear Lake Bait and Tackle is teaming up with other area fishing retail stores to host a “Fishing with the Vets” event on Jan. 31. The event will take place at McIntosh Woods State Park State Park in Clear Lake where 35 local vets ...
  • KIMT
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  • 12/20/2017 12:43:00 PM
  • Fishing with the vets
  • CLEAR LAKE, Iowa - Clear Lake Bait and Tackle is teaming up with other area fishing retail stores to host a “Fishing with the Vets” event on January 31st. The event will take place at McIntosh Woods State Park State Park in Clear Lake where 35 local ...
  • KIMT
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  • 12/20/2017 5:20:00 AM
  • Iowa 2018 hunting, fishing licenses on sale now
  • The public can now purchase Iowa 2018 hunting and fishing licenses at their nearest license vendor or on the Iowa Department and Natural Resources website. Here’s a list of popular licenses from which to choose: • Angler’s Special Three-Year License ...
  • DAILY NONPAREIL
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  • 12/19/2017 6:11:00 AM
  • Iowa: 2018 Licenses Now On Sale
  • Starting today, you can purchase your Iowa 2018 hunting and fishing licenses! Find a nearby Iowa license vendor, or get your license on the DNR's online sales site. A hunting or fishing license also makes a great gift for the holidays. You'll just need the
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 12/18/2017 9:27:00 AM
  • Fishing notes for this ice fishing season
  • 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 ..
  • Spencer Daily Reporter
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  • 12/18/2017 1:56:00 AM
  • Fishing notes for this ice fishing season
  • 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 ..
  • Dickinson County News
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  • 12/13/2017 12:57:00 AM
  • Tall Fishing Tales: Learning to Fish With Mom
  • According to state fish and game departments, there are about 150,000 farm ponds in Kansas alone, another 80,000 in Iowa, and more than a million in Texas. Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is ...
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  • 12/12/2017 5:34:00 PM
  • NSF Gives Michigan Tech High Marks for Research Expenditures
  • You can find more information here. Johann Kowalko, Department of Genetics at Iowa State University, will present a seminar titled "Understanding the Genetic Basis of Trait Evolution in the Cavefish, Astyanax mexicanus" at 3 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 14 ...
  • Michigan Tech News
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  • 12/11/2017 6:15:00 AM
  • 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 ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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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 ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 12/6/2017 7:44:00 AM

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