Fishing & Boating Events in Iowa

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May
26

Youth Fishing Clinic

Lake Icaria Marina
1730 Juniper Ave.
Corning
Iowa

10:30 AM

Come learn about the following topics: basic spin casting instruction, fish identification, fishing regulations, cleaning/cooking fish and water safety. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
01

Family Fishing Friday

Otter Creek Lake and Park
2283 Park Road
Toledo
Iowa

09:00 AM

Bring the whole family out for fun night of fishing. We will have everything you need to fish, including poles and bait. Learn about basic spin casting instruction, fish identification and fishing regulations. Campfire lunch will be provided. All ages are welcome. Sponsored in part by the Vamos A. Pescar Education Fund. Don't wait, get your license online: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Buy-Your-License. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
01

ReelFun Fishing at Walmart CEDAR FALLS

Walmart
525 BRANDILYNN BLVD

CEDAR FALLS
IA

10:00 AM

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Dustin Newhoff at Walmart on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 10 am to Noon and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer. Test your casting skills and receive a FREE digital subscription to FLW Bass Fishing magazine plus a FREE fishing license holder. Children receive a sticker and FREE State-Fish Art Contest lure offer.
Jun
01

Seth Thompson Memorial Kids Fishing Day

Wilson Park Lake (south side of the lake under the shelter house)
1432 Utah Ave.
Lenox
Iowa

12:00 PM

Come learn about the following topics: fish identification and fishing regulations. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
01

ReelFun Fishing at Walmart WAVERLY

Walmart
2700 4TH ST SW

WAVERLY
IA

12:30 PM

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Dustin Newhoff at Walmart on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer. Test your casting skills and receive a FREE digital subscription to FLW Bass Fishing magazine plus a FREE fishing license holder. Children receive a sticker and FREE State-Fish Art Contest lure offer.
Jun
01

Fishing Clinic - Dakin Lake

Dakins Lake
70613 130th St.
Zearing
Iowa

01:00 PM

Come learn about the following topics: basic spin casting instruction and fish identification. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
01

ReelFun Fishing at Walmart DES MOINES

Walmart
5101 SE 14TH ST

DES MOINES
IA

02:00 PM

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Jay Wolver at Walmart on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 2 pm to 4 pm and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer. Test your casting skills and receive a FREE digital subscription to FLW Bass Fishing magazine plus a FREE fishing license holder. Children receive a sticker and FREE State-Fish Art Contest lure offer.
Jun
01

ReelFun Fishing at Walmart ALTOONA

Walmart
3501 8TH ST SW

ALTOONA
IA

05:00 PM

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Jay Wolver at Walmart on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 5 pm to 7 pm and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer. Test your casting skills and receive a FREE digital subscription to FLW Bass Fishing magazine plus a FREE fishing license holder. Children receive a sticker and FREE State-Fish Art Contest lure offer.
Jun
01

Free Fishing Friday

Grays Lake
2101 Fleur Drive (Park in the SW parking lot)
Des Moines
Iowa

05:00 PM

Park in the southwest parking lot. Come learn about the following topics: equipment care/maintenance, basic spin casting instruction, fish identification, fishing regulations, cleaning/cooking fish and water safety. Bring along equipment if you have it. There will be limited equipment on hand to borrow. Experienced volunteers will be on hand to help. Light supper for participants. Free Fishing Friday is supported by Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Des Moines Izaak Walton League, Latino Center of Iowa, Urban Dreams, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, Mid-Iowa Bassmasters, and more. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
02

Pleasant Hill Youth Fishing Derby

Copper Creek Lake Park
4390 E. University Ave.
Pleasant Hill
Iowa

08:00 AM

Come learn about the following topics: equipment care/maintenance, fish identification, fishing regulations and water safety. The first 150 participants will receive a gift bag and t-shirt. Parents are required to attend the event with their child. Go to www.pleasanthilliowa.org/ for more information. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
02

Stan Shevik Family Fishing Clinic - Lake Meyers

Lake Meyers
2546 Lake Meyer Road
Fort Atkinson
Iowa

08:30 AM

Enjoy a fun day of family fishing. Learn about the following topics: basic spin casting instruction, fish identification, cleaning/cooking fish, fishing regulations and water safety. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos For more information, call the Winneshiek County Conservation Board, 563-534-7145.
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

Friends of Lake Wapello Kids Fishing Clinic

Lake Wapello State Park
15248 Campground Road
Drakesville
Iowa

08:30 AM

Come learn about the following topics: basic spin casting instruction, fish identification, fishing regulations and water safety. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
02

Kids Fishing Seminar & Derby - Muscatine

Environmental Discovery Park North Pond
3300 Cedar Street
Muscatine
Iowa

09:00 AM

Come learn about the following topics: basic spin casting instruction, equipment care/maintenance, fish identification, fishing regulations and cleaning/cooking fish. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
02

Bremer County Pheasant Forever Kids Fishing Derby-

Plainfield Lake
1370 Badger Ave
Plainfield
Iowa

09:00 AM

Come learn about fish identification and have fun fishing. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
02

Youth Fishing Clinic – Lost Island Nature Center

Lost Island Nature Center
3267 350th Avenue
Ruthven
Iowa

09:00 AM

Come learn about the following topics: basic spin casting instruction, fish identification and fishing regulations. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
02

Youth Fishing Clinic - Black Hawk Lake

Black Hawk Lake
441 Lakewood Dr.
Lake View
Iowa

09:00 AM

Meet at the open shelter house in Ice House Point Park. Come learn about the following topics: basic spin casting instruction, equipment care/maintenance, fish identification, fishing regulations and water safety. Sponsored by the Sac County Conservation Board, Iowa State University Sac County Extension and Iowa DNR.
Jun
02

Kids Fishing Derby – Carter Lake

Carter Lake
Mabrey Park Boat Ramp
Carter Lake
Iowa

09:00 AM

Meet at the Mabrey Park Boat Ramp. Join us for a fun morning of fishing; learn how to identify Iowa fish species and about rules and regulations you need to fish in Iowa. For more information, contact Chris Ethen, City of Carter Lake at 712-847-0536 or chris.ethen@carterlake-ia.gov. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
02

Kids Fishing Clinic – Prairie Rose Lake

Prairie Rose Lake
Prairie Rose State Park
Harlan
Iowa

10:00 AM

Come learn about the following topics: basic spin casting instruction, equipment care/maintenance, fish identification, and fishing regulations. All participants will get a goody bag to take home. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided by the Friends of Prairie Rose. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
02

Family Fishing Clinic

Liberty Centre Pond
820 West Cherry St.
North Liberty
Iowa

10:00 AM

Come learn about the following topics: basic spin casting instruction, equipment care/maintenance, fish identification, fishing regulations and water safety. A limited supply of fishing rods will be available; bring your own if you have one. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
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.
Jun
02

ReelFun Fishing at Walmart DAVENPORT

Walmart
3101 W KIMBERLY RD

DAVENPORT
IA

10:00 AM

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Rocco Marrari at Walmart on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10 am to Noon and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer. Test your casting skills and receive a FREE digital subscription to FLW Bass Fishing magazine plus a FREE fishing license holder. Children receive a sticker and FREE State-Fish Art Contest lure offer.
Jun
02

ReelFun Fishing at Walmart CENTERVILLE

Walmart
23148 HWY 5

CENTERVILLE
IA

10:00 AM

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Jay Wolver at Walmart on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10 am to Noon and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer. Test your casting skills and receive a FREE digital subscription to FLW Bass Fishing magazine plus a FREE fishing license holder. Children receive a sticker and FREE State-Fish Art Contest lure offer.
Jun
02

ReelFun Fishing at Walmart ANKENY

Walmart
1002 SE NATIONAL DR

ANKENY
IA

10:00 AM

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Tommy Little at Walmart on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10 am to Noon and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer. Test your casting skills and receive a FREE digital subscription to FLW Bass Fishing magazine plus a FREE fishing license holder. Children receive a sticker and FREE State-Fish Art Contest lure offer.
Jun
02

Youth Fishing Derby - Shenandoah

Pioneer Park Pond
1849 Hwy. 2
Shenandoah
Iowa

10:00 AM

Come learn about the following topics: fish identification, fishing regulations and water safety. You can pre-register (call 712-542-3864) or register that morning on site at Pioneer Park. Please bring your own bait and tackle. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Shenandoah and Page County Conservation Board. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
02

Backbone Lake Kids Fishing Clinic

Backbone Lake
1347 129th St
Dundee
Iowa

01:00 PM

Youth Fishing Clinic (Ages 5-15). Enjoy a fun filled afternoon for the whole family. Fun educational stations include casting, live pond-life, live fish ID, followed by fishing. Sponsored by the Backbone Lake Friends, Clayton County Conservation and the Iowa DNR. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
02

ReelFun Fishing at Walmart DES MOINES

Walmart
1001 73RD ST

DES MOINES
IA

01:30 PM

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Tommy Little at Walmart on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer. Test your casting skills and receive a FREE digital subscription to FLW Bass Fishing magazine plus a FREE fishing license holder. Children receive a sticker and FREE State-Fish Art Contest lure offer.
Jun
02

ReelFun Fishing at Walmart CEDAR RAPIDS

Walmart
2645 BLAIRS FERRY RD NE

CEDAR RAPIDS
IA

01:30 PM

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Jeff Krapfl at Walmart on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer. Test your casting skills and receive a FREE digital subscription to FLW Bass Fishing magazine plus a FREE fishing license holder. Children receive a sticker and FREE State-Fish Art Contest lure offer.
Jun
02

ReelFun Fishing at Walmart OTTUMWA

Walmart
1940 VENTURE DR

OTTUMWA
IA

02:00 PM

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Jay Wolver at Walmart on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 2 pm to 4 pm and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer. Test your casting skills and receive a FREE digital subscription to FLW Bass Fishing magazine plus a FREE fishing license holder. Children receive a sticker and FREE State-Fish Art Contest lure offer.
Jun
02

ReelFun Fishing at Walmart OSKALOOSA

Walmart
2203 AVENUE A WEST

OSKALOOSA
IA

05:00 PM

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Jay Wolver at Walmart on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 5 pm to 7 pm and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer. Test your casting skills and receive a FREE digital subscription to FLW Bass Fishing magazine plus a FREE fishing license holder. Children receive a sticker and FREE State-Fish Art Contest lure offer.
Jun
03

Kids Fishing Day

Mississippi River Pool 13
24668 Highway 52
Bellevue
Iowa

02:00 AM

Come learn about the following topics: basic spin casting instruction, fish identification, fishing regulations and cleaning/cooking fish. Sponsored by the Iowa DNR and the Izaak Walton League. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
03

Youth Fishing Clinic - Pollmiller Park Lake

Pollmiller Park Lake
1678 Pollmiller Park Rd.
West Point
Iowa

09:00 AM

Come learn about the following topics: fish identification, fishing regulations and water safety. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
03

ReelFun Fishing at Walmart MARION

Walmart
5491 HIGHWAY 151

MARION
IA

01:30 PM

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Jeff Krapfl at Walmart on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer. Test your casting skills and receive a FREE digital subscription to FLW Bass Fishing magazine plus a FREE fishing license holder. Children receive a sticker and FREE State-Fish Art Contest lure offer.
Jun
03

ReelFun Fishing at Walmart KNOXVILLE

Walmart
814 W BELL AVE

KNOXVILLE
IA

02:00 PM

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Jay Wolver at Walmart on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 2 pm to 4 pm and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer. Test your casting skills and receive a FREE digital subscription to FLW Bass Fishing magazine plus a FREE fishing license holder. Children receive a sticker and FREE State-Fish Art Contest lure offer.
Jun
03

Family Fishing Fun – Adel

Glissman Pond
1901 325TH LN
Adel
Iowa

04:30 PM

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fishing fun. Learn about the following topics: basic spin casting instruction and fish identification. Glissman Conservation Area - From I-80, take exit 106 (360th St/L Ave.) and head north. Go several miles, taking the first left turn (going west) on Panther Creek Rd. after crossing the Raccoon River. Follow this road 2.7 miles as it winds west and north. Glissman Conservation Area will be on the west side of the road. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
03

ReelFun Fishing at Walmart INDIANOLA

Walmart
1500 N JEFFERSON WAY

INDIANOLA
IA

05:00 PM

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with expert fishing tips from Fishing League Worldwide angler Jay Wolver at Walmart on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 5 pm to 7 pm and enjoy some ReelFun on the water this summer. Test your casting skills and receive a FREE digital subscription to FLW Bass Fishing magazine plus a FREE fishing license holder. Children receive a sticker and FREE State-Fish Art Contest lure offer.
Jun
16

LeMars Kids Fishing Derby

West Floyd Park Pond
1399 12TH St. SW
LeMars
Iowa

05:00 PM

Come learn about the following topics: equipment care/maintenance, fish identification and fishing regulations. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jun
19

Youth Fishing Seminar

Otter Creek Lake and Park
2283 Park Road
Toledo
Iowa

09:00 AM

Free, all day seminar for youth aged 9- 13 years old. Pre-registration is required by noon on Monday, June 18. Call 641-484-2703 to register (limit 25). Useful and interesting instruction will be provided including fishing safety & ethics, fish biology and behavior, locating fish and pointers to improve success, different lures and baits and their use, general knot tying and casting techniques. Parents are welcome to attend with their child. Rods and reels are provided for each participant. Co-hosted by the Tama County Conservation Board and Iowa State University Extension Service in Tama County. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jul
07

Buffalo Days Kids Fishing Derby

Mississippi River Pool 16
3498 Miller Ave
Buffalo
Iowa

07:00 AM

Come learn about the following topics: fish identification, fishing regulations and water safety. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Jul
07

Youth Fishing Clinic

Lake Icaria Marina
1730 Juniper Ave.
Corning
Iowa

10:30 AM

Come learn about the following topics: basic spin casting instruction, fish identification, fishing regulations, cleaning/cooking fish and water safety. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos
Aug
04

Let's Fish! Family Day

Fontana Mill Lake
1883 125th Street
Hazleton
Iowa

09:00 AM

Bring the whole family for a fun morning of fishing. Learn all you need to know to get started fishing. Find more tips for fishing on the DNR webpage - http://www.iowadnr.gov/idnr/Fishing/Fishing-Tips-How-Tos