Iowa Fishing and Boating

Buy a fishing license and take a trip to Big Creek Lake and enjoy a day of fishing for largemouth bass or bluegill. Or, if Iowa river fishing is more your style, find a good spot to catch a channel catfish from either the Mississippi or Missouri River by checking the local fishing reports. Learn more about Iowa fishing licenses and boat registrations.


Iowa Fishing

Go fishing in Iowa and take advantage of the state’s diverse natural habitats. Get all the resources you need here and get started fishing today.

Get an Iowa Fishing License

Buying a fishing license is the first & most important step for any angler. Get more information.

Iowa Boating

Our resources for Iowa boating will make it easier for you to spend quality time on the water with your family and friends.

Register A Boat In Iowa

Registering your boat is easier than you think. Get information about how to register your boat.

Fishing and Boating Events in Iowa


Ice Fishing Clinic – Ladora

Learn the basics of ice fishing. All ages welcomed. For more information, contact Phil DeJarnatt at 319-655-8465 or Don't wait, get your license online:

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Community Ice Fishing Event - Winterset

Join us for a fun-filled morning of ice fishing for all ages and skill levels. Staff from the Madison County Conservation Board will be available to provide basic instructions to newbies. There will be a limited supply of fish...

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