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Boating and Fishing in Iowa
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IA Fishing Resources
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Driftless Area Restoration Effort
Habitat and Lake Projects
Examples of activities Iowa DNR Fisheries staff undertakes to improve your fishing.
Lake Restoration and Water Quality Improvement
Successful lake restoration projects will improve lake water quality and recreational opportunities, contribute to community development efforts, and make Iowa a better place to live and work.
50 catchable rainbow and brook trout fisheries, seven special trout fisheries, seven urban trout fisheries, and 26 put-an-grow trout fisheries.
: Fisheries research helps us provide information managers use to improve the quality of Iowa's fishing resources.
Aquatic Invasive Species Program
: One of the greatest threats to Iowa fish is invasive aquatic species like zebra mussels and Eurasion watermilfoil. The DNR is aggressively fighting invasive species through management and education.
In This Section
IA Conservation Activities
A resource for responsible fishing. Here you can research regulations pertaining to species, techniques, bodies of water, tournaments and more.
Iowa Fishing Reports
Find links to regionally focused Web sites that provide up-to-date information about how the fish have been biting, tips on what bait they prefer, how seasonal conditions affect fishing and much more.
IA Education Programs
Educational programs are one of the best ways to master the art of fishing, and connect with the wider community of anglers.
Iowa Fishing Events
Our nationwide events database provides convenient access to information about fishing and boating events.
Iowa Fishing Organizations
The sport of fishing has given rise to a remarkable array of local and national organization devoted too every imaginable aspect of fishing.
Iowa Fishing Online
Here you will find a sampling of state fishing Web sites. If you know of other great sites about fishing in your state, please let us know by using our Web site submission form.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find answers to some frequently asked questions.
Fishing With Your Family
Protect Our Waters
Respect the Resource
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers
Research & Evaluations
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