Fishing and Boating in Iowa

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.

Iowa

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

Feb.
24

Kids Ice Fishing Clinic - Pinicon Ridge Park

Backwater area of Pinicon Ridge Park near the canoe rental building - drive past the park office and wildlife cages, past the picnic shelter and turn right to park near the canoe rental building. Watch for signs leading to the...

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Mar.
23

Urban Trout Stocking - Muscatine

Watch the fish being stocked and try to catch your first trout. The urban lakes trout program offers a “close to home” option for anglers across the state to experience trout fishing. These cool weather stockings provide easy-...

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Mar.
23

Urban Trout Stocking - Davenport

Watch the fish being stocked and try to catch your first trout. The urban lakes trout program offers a “close to home” option for anglers across the state to experience trout fishing. These cool weather stockings provide easy-...

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