Iowa Fishing Report, Tackle, and License Info

Fish Species found in Iowa

Largemouth Bass,  Catfish,  Bream, Bluegill,  Crappie,  Walleye,  Bullhead,  Smallmouth Bass,  Northern Pike,  Perch,   and 51 more

Bodies of Water in Iowa

Lakes: 278   Rivers/Streams: 1,978   Reservoirs: 164   Others: 170   All: 2,590

Fishing Hot Spots in Iowa

  "Being from the Kawartha Lakes area in Canada, We usually fish lakes when..." Shell Rock River

  "was up on the north part of the lake right by the channel last night..." Lake Panorama

  "I fished in duck creek park by the ball diamonds and was a using a mepps..." Duck Creek

  "fished the east bank with a 20 mph wind coming from the south...." Cherry Lake

Fishing Spots in Iowa

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Fishing in the state of Iowa, there are plenty of bodies of water to choose from. In fact, there are 2,590 bodies of water where fishing could be possible, such as Red Rock Dam, Twelve Mile Lake and Rathbun Lake. Fish for Redbreast Sunfish, Northern Pike or Green Sunfish or one of the other 27 fish found in this state; and if you need gear get your fly fishing gear, baitcasting setup, trolling equipment, or spincasting gear out and find your new honey hole.