Fishing & Boating Events in Iowa

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Jan
17

Introduction to Ice Fishing Clinic

Briggs Woods Park/Hickory Cabin
2477 Briggs Woods Trail
Webster City
Iowa

04:00 PM

Learn the basics of ice fishing including equipment, ice safety, fish species, fishing locations and more. All ages welcomed. For more information, contact Hamilton County Naturalist, John Laird, at 515-832-9570 or hccblaird@wmtel.net.
Jan
20

Ice Fishing 101

Otter Creek Lake
2267 Park Rd
Toledo
Iowa

09:00 AM

Join us for an ice fishing clinic for kids or families. Learn the basics of safety, fish ID and equipment for fishing on the ice. We will make our own simple ice fishing rods, then head out to the lake to try them out. This event is dependent on ice conditions. Please pre-register by Jan. 19 by calling or emailing Logan at 641-484-2231 or lroberts@tamacounty.org.
Jan
20

Urban Winter Trout Stocking and Family Fishing Event - Fort Dodge

Moorland Pond
East of Moorland on Hwy 20
Moorland
Iowa

09:30 AM

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-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months. They are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. Anglers need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. For more information, call the Webster County Conservation Board at 515-576-4258. Find more information about trout fishing in urban lakes on the DNR trout fishing webpage.
Jan
20

Urban Winter Trout Stocking and Family Fishing Event – Council Bluffs

Big Lake
2600 N 8th Street
Council Bluffs
Iowa

12:00 PM

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-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months. They are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. Anglers need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. For more information, call the Council Bluffs Parks & Rec at 712-328-4650. Find more information about trout fishing in urban lakes on the DNR trout fishing webpage.
Jan
27

Community Ice Fishing Event - Winterset

Criss Cove County Park Pond
3007 HWY 169
Winterset
Iowa

09:00 AM

Join us for a fun-filled morning of ice fishing for all ages and skill levels. Staff from the Conservation Board will be on hand to provide basic instructions to newcomers. There will be a limited supply of fishing rods and bait available for use during the event. You are welcome to bring your own fishing equipment and join us on the ice. This event will be held weather permitting provided the ice meets the safety guidelines. A fire and warm beverages will be provided. Find more information about ice fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos/Ice-Fishing
Jan
27

Urban Winter Trout Stocking and Family Fishing Event - Bondurant

Lake Petocka
520 Pleasant Street NW
Bondurant
Iowa

12:00 PM

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-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months. They are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. Anglers need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. For more information, call the Bondurant Parks & Recreation at 515-967-2418. Find more information about trout fishing in urban lakes on the DNR trout fishing webpage.
Jan
27

Urban Winter Trout Stocking - Sioux City

Bacon Creek
5015 Correctville Road
Sioux City
Iowa

02:00 PM

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-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months. They are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. Anglers need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Find more information about trout fishing in urban lakes on the DNR trout fishing webpage.
Jan
28

Harpers Ferry Kids Ice Fishing Clinic

Nobles Island Fishing Access (Mississippi River Pool 10)
4 miles South of Harpers Ferry on County Road X52
Harpers Ferry
Iowa

11:00 AM

Learn the basics of ice fishing - ice fishing poles, tackle and equipment will be available for anyone who does not have their own. Many ice holes will be predrilled for participants to use. The Harpers Ferry Booster Club will provide food and drinks along with prizes for the contestants. For more information, contact the Allamakee County Conservation Board at 563-538-0403.
Feb
03

Palo Youth Ice Fishing Event

Pleasant Creek Lake
3598 STRAWN RD
Palo
Iowa

09:00 AM

Come learn the basics of ice fishing and try it yourself (kids under 16 years of age). All ice fishing items will be supplied including shelters. Find more information about ice fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos/Ice-Fishing
Feb
03

Youth Ice Fishing Clinic

Arrowhead Lake
Lake View
Iowa

09:00 AM

Meet at the Lake View Public Library (202 Main St.). Participants will be able to follow leaders and others to Arrowhead Lake. Come learn the basics of ice fishing and try it yourself. Sponsored by the Sac County Conservation Board, Iowa State University, Sac County Extension, and the Iowa DNR.
Feb
03

Urban Winter Trout Stocking and Family Fishing Event - Ames

Ada Hayden Heritage Park Lake
5205 Grand
Ames
Iowa

12:00 PM

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-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months. They are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. Anglers need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. For more information, call the Story CCB at 515-232-6989. Find more information about trout fishing in urban lakes on the DNR trout fishing webpage.
Mar
23

Urban Trout Stocking - Muscatine

Discovery Park
3300 Cedar Street
Muscatine
Iowa

10:00 AM

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-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months. They are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. Anglers need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Find more information about trout fishing in urban lakes on the DNR trout fishing webpage.
Mar
23

Urban Trout Stocking - Davenport

Lake of the Hills (Gate 1 boat ramp)
14910-110th Avenue
Davenport
Iowa

10:30 AM

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-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months. They are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. Anglers need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Find more information about trout fishing in urban lakes on the DNR trout fishing webpage.
Mar
23

Urban Trout Stocking - Fort Madison

Wilson Lake
2195 220th Street
Donnellson
Iowa

12:00 PM

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-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months. They are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. Anglers need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Find more information about trout fishing in urban lakes on the DNR trout fishing webpage.
Mar
24

Urban Trout Stocking and Family Fishing Event - Ottumwa

Ottumwa Park Pond
Ottumwa Central Park
Ottumwa
Iowa

11:00 AM

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-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months. They are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. Anglers need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. For more information, call the Ottumwa Parks & Recreation at 641-682-7873. Find more information about trout fishing in urban lakes on the DNR trout fishing webpage.
Mar
24

Urban Trout Stocking and Family Fishing Event - Iowa City

Terry Trueblood Lake
4213 Sand Rd SE
Iowa City
Iowa

11:00 AM

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-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months. They are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. Anglers need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. For more information, call the Iowa City Parks & Recreation at 319-356-5100. Find more information about trout fishing in urban lakes on the DNR trout fishing webpage.
Mar
31

Urban Trout Stocking and Family Fishing Event – Cedar Rapids

Prairie Park (Cedar Bend)
2125 Otis Road SE
Cedar Rapids
Iowa

10:00 AM

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-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months. They are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. For more information, call the Cedar Rapids Parks & Rec at 319-286-5799. Anglers need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Find more information about trout fishing in urban lakes on the DNR trout fishing webpage.
Apr
07

Urban Trout Stocking and Family Fishing Event - Indianola

Banner Lake (South) at Summerset State Park
16510 118th Avenue
Indianola
Iowa

11:00 AM

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-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months. They are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. Anglers need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. For more information, call the Warren County Izaak Walton League at 515-229-7418. Find more information about trout fishing in urban lakes on the DNR trout fishing webpage.
Apr
14

Urban Trout Stocking and Family Fishing Event - Dubuque

Heritage Pond
3 miles north of Dubuque on US 52 at Rupp Hollow Road
Dubuque
Iowa

10:00 AM

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-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months. They are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. Anglers need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. For more information, call the Dubuque County Conservation Board at 563-556-6745. Find more information about trout fishing in urban lakes on the DNR trout fishing webpage.
Apr
14

Urban Trout Stocking and Family Fishing Event - Cedar Falls

North Prairie Lake
SW edge of Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls
Iowa

11:00 AM

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-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months. They are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. Anglers need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Find more information about trout fishing in urban lakes on the DNR trout fishing webpage.
Apr
21

Urban Trout Stocking and Family Fishing Event - Marshalltown

Sand Lake
NE edge of Marshalltown
Marshalltown
Iowa

11:00 AM

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-access trout fishing opportunities in areas that cannot support trout during the summer months. They are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. Anglers need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. For more information, call the Marshall County Conservation Board at 641-752-5490. Find more information about trout fishing in urban lakes on the DNR trout fishing webpage.
Jun
02

Fishing Clinic – Webster City

Briggs Woods Lake
2490 Briggs Woods Trail
Webster City
Iowa

08:30 AM

General Fishing Clinic. Come learn about the following topics: basic spin casting instruction, equipment care/maintenance, fish identification, fishing regulations and water safety. For more information, contact Hamilton County Naturalist, John Laird at 515-832-9570 or hccblaird@wmtel.net.
Jun
02

Lake Anita Kids Fishing Day

Lake Anita State Park
55111 750th St.
Anita
Iowa

10:00 AM

Fishing event for kids (0-15 years old) at the parking area between south boat ramp and the beach. Come learn about the following topics: equipment care/maintenance, fish identification and fishing regulations.