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

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

  "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

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 Red Rock Dam, Twelve Mile Lake and Rathbun Lake. Fish for Flathead Catfish, Redear Sunfish, Bream or Bluegill 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.