Get an Iowa Fishing License

Once you have purchased an Iowa fishing license, you can fish for a diverse number of freshwater species such as bluegill, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, trout, walleye, muskie or yellow perch. Just be sure to check the Iowa or Iowa Bay fishing regulations depending on the area and species you plan to catch.

Get an Iowa Fishing License

IOWA FISHING LAWS AND REGULATIONS

Fishing regulations and rules help conserve our natural resources for future generations of anglers. There may be site specific and species specific regulations in effect, so it is important to read the regulations before each fishing trip you take.

IT’S NOT A FEE, IT’S A CONTRIBUTION

Responsible anglersso that they are available for years to come. When you follow simple fishing etiquette guidelines for minimizing your impact on the outdoors, you are doing your part to contribute towards conservation efforts. Learn how to identify and avoid sensitive wildlife areas while helping to educate other anglers about the benefits of protecting the environment.

IOWA FISHING LICENSE INFORMATION

  • The quickest way to get your license and start fishing is to buy your Iowa fishing license online. Fishing licenses can also be purchased in person from a fishing license sales agent, bait shops and sporting goods stores.
  • Residents and nonresidents under sixteen 16 years of age can fish without a license but may need to purchase a trout fee.
  • You must pay a trout fee to legally fish for or possess trout if you are a resident or nonresident required to have a fishing license.