Iowa Fishing Reports, Fishing Times, Licenses, and Campgrounds

Fish Species in Iowa

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

Iowa Fishing by Water Type

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

Iowa Fishing Reports

  "My buddy and I hired a guide to get us spot on to silver carp........we..." Black Hawk Lake

  "My wife and I enjoy the time fishing for Lake Trout. We troll with Desert..." Arrowhead Lake

  "Lizard Lake has always been a poor lake for fishing. When the DNR drained..." Lizard Lake

  "There's a surprising amount of water flow through the center to the north..." Cedar Lake

Iowa Fishing Spots

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Iowa Fishing Licenses

For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Iowa Fish & Wildlife. Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the Fishing Spot is open to the public, and respect all signs indicating private property or restricting access.

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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 Saylorville Lake, Twelve Mile Lake and Red Rock Dam. Fish for Crappie, Green Sunfish or White Bass 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.