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

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

Apr.
20

Community Spring Trout Stocking & Family Fishing Event – Cedar Rapids

Watch the fish being stocked and try to catch your first trout. The Community Fishing Trout Program offers a “close to home” option for anglers across the state to experience trout fishing. These cool weather stockings provide...

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Apr.
20

Community Spring Trout Stocking & Family Fishing Event - Marshalltown

Watch the fish being stocked and try to catch your first trout. The Community Fishing Trout Program offers a “close to home” option for anglers across the state to experience trout fishing. These cool weather stockings provide...

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May.
18

Lake Iowa Fishing Clinic & Tournament

Come learn about the basics of fishing, fish habitat and fish management.

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