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Iowa is a US state in the Midwestern United States, a region sometimes called the "American Heartland". Iowa is bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west; it is the only US state whose eastern and western borders are formed entirely by rivers. Iowa is bordered by Wisconsin and Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, Nebraska and South Dakota to the west, and Minnesota to the north. Iowa has 99 counties, but 100 county seats because Lee County has two. The state capital, Des Moines, is located in Polk County.

Iowa is generally not flat; most of the state consists of rolling hills. Iowa can be divided into eight landforms based on glaciation, soils, topography, and river drainage. Loess hills lie along the western border of the state, some of which are several hundred feet thick. Northeast Iowa along the Mississippi River is part of the Driftless Zone, consisting of steep hills and valleys which appear almost mountainous.

There is a dearth of natural areas in Iowa; less than one percent of the tallgrass prairie that once covered most of Iowa remains intact; only about five percent of the prairie pothole wetlands remain, and most of the original forest has been lost. As of 2005 Iowa ranked 49th of US states in public land holdings.

Iowa, like most of the Midwest, has a humid continental climate throughout the state with extremes of both heat and cold. The average annual temperature at Des Moines is 10C; for some locations in the north the figure is under 7C, while Keokuk, on the Mississippi River, averages 11C. Winters are often harsh and snowfall is common. Spring ushers in the beginning of the severe weather season. Iowa averages about 50 days of thunderstorm activity per year. Tornadoes are common during the spring and summer months, with an average of 37 tornadoes in a single year. Iowa summers are known for heat and humidity, with daytime temperatures often near 32C and sometimes exceeding 38C. Average winters in the state have been known to drop well below freezing, even dropping below minus 28C.

Iowa has a relatively smooth gradient of varying precipitation across the state, with areas in the southeast of the state receiving an average of over 38 inches of rain annually, and the northwest of the state receiving less than 28 inches. The pattern of precipitation across Iowa is seasonal, with more rain falling in the summer months. In Des Moines, roughly in the centre of the state, over two-thirds of the 34.72 inches of rain falls from April through September, and about half of the average annual precipitation falls from May through August.[

Several natural lakes exist, most notably Spirit Lake, West Okoboji Lake, and East Okoboji Lake in northwest Iowa (see Iowa Great Lakes). To the east lies Clear Lake. Manmade lakes include Lake Odessa, Saylorville Lake, Lake Red Rock, Coralville Lake, Lake MacBride, and Rathbun Lake. The northwest part of the state contains a considerable number of remnants of the once common wetlands, such as Barringer Slough.

Some of the best fishing in Iowa happens on privately owned ponds. The DNR offers tips and techniques for managing an Iowa farm pond for sustainable fishing. There are numerous smallmouth streams in Iowa as well as a very well established fly fishing tradition for trout species.

Wikipedia

Iowa DNR

http://www.iowadnr.gov/fish/index.html
Articles, tips etc from the natural resources department...

Iowa Records

http://www.landbigfish.com/staterecords/records.cfm?state=Iowa

Sate Fish

Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

Anamosa - Jerry's Live Bait & Tackle

9105 215th Ave, Anamosa, IA 52205 - Tel: (319) 462-4977

Bellevue - Big River Minnow Mart

1104 N.Riverview, Bellevue, IA 52031 Tel: (562) 872-4874

Bellevue - Riverbottom Inc

102 East Dorchester Street, Bellevue, IA 52031 Tel: (563) 872-5201

Blairstown - R-Little Store

Website
107 West St NW, Blairstown, IA 52209 - (319) 454-6320 - Live Bait Tackle Tools, Knives and Swords & Gifts. We have been in business here for 11 years We carry Nightcrawlers, Waxworms, Minnows, Chicken Livers, Shad, Power Baits, Crawdads and Leeches. I carry Sonny's catfish bait at one of the lowest prices around...

Boone - Daniel Boone Sport Shop

1274 216th Drive, Boone, IA 50036 Tel: (515) 432-1486

Buffalo - Hutchs Bait Shop

222 Maple St, Buffalo, IA 52728 - Tel: (563) 381-5017

Cedar Falls - Dick's Bait & Tackle

303 Lincoln Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 Tel: (319) 266-5253

Cedar Falls - Scheels

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College Square Mall, 6301, University Ave., Cedar Falls, IA 50613 - Tel: 319.277.3033

Cedar Rapids - Bob's Reel Service

3945 Rollingwood Dr NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 - Tel: (319) 362-7692

Cedar Rapids - Dick's Sporting Goods

Website
4651 1st Ave SE # 1, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 - Tel: (319) 743-3066 - The year was 1948. Eighteen-year-old Dick Stack was an energetic salesman at a small Army and Navy store in Binghamton, New York. One day, the store owner asked Dick, an avid fisherman, if it would be a good idea to sell fishing gear in his shop. Dick offered to develop a plan...

Central City - Lope N Lures

4649 Highway 13, Central City, IA 52214 - Tel: (319) 438-6532

Clear Lake - Crazy Minnow Company

504 USHighway 18 East, Clear Lake, IA 50428 Tel: (641) 357-2248

Clear Lake - South Shore Bait & Tackle

1205 South Shore, Clear Lake, IA 50428 Tel: (641) 357-7350

Clinton - R & R Sports Inc

2014 North 2nd Street, Clinton, IA 52732 Tel: (563) 243-4696

Colona - Fishin' Daze

103 Hilltop St, Colona, IL 61241 - Tel: (309) 441-5053

Coralville - Custom Jigs & Spins, Inc.

Website
402 Westcor Drive, Coralville, Iowa 52241 - Tel: 319-545-5447 - Our lures are great for Ice Fishing as well as open water summer fishing. Custom Jigs started almost 30 years ago producing high quality ice fishing lures that expert ice fisherman desired...

Coralville - Scheels

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Coral Ridge Mall, 1461 Coral, Ridge Ave., Coralville, IA 52241 - Tel: 319.625.9959

Council Bluffs - Woods Sporting Goods

Bridge Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 Tel: (712) 366-0444

Davenport - Credit Island Bait Shop

2304 West River Drive, Davenport, IA 52802 Tel: (563) 326-3370

Davenport - Dick's Sporting Goods

Website
5250 Elmore Ave, Davenport, IA 52807 - Tel: (563) 441-7500 - ...with over 450 stores, Dickís family continues to offer the finest quality products at competitive prices, backed by the best service anywhere. Like you, we have a real passion for sports and are excited to bring the enthusiasm and experience to the online community...

Davenport - Edgetech Industries

1504 West 38th Street, Davenport, IA 52806 Tel: (563) 391-6478

Davenport - Gander Mountain Retail Stores

3940 Elmore Avenue , Davenport, IA 52807 Tel: (563) 344-8880

Davenport - Nick's Rod & Reel Service Center

2604 West Locust Street, Davenport, IA 52804 Tel: (563) 391-1517

Davenport - The Bait Shop

Davenport, IA 52801 Tel: (563) 381-1256

Des Moines - Glenn's Reel & Rod Repair

2210 East 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316 Tel: (515) 262-2990

Des Moines - Scheels All Sports

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101 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266 Tel: (515) 727-4065

Des Moines - Second AV Bait House Inc

133 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314 Tel: (515) 282-4217

Dubuque - Elite Outdoors Unlimited

Website
4480 Dodge St, Dubuque, IA 52003 - Tel: (563) 556-0254

Dubuque - Hook & Arrow

2565 Front Street, Dubuque, IA 52001 Tel: (563) 583-3185

Dubuque - Leisure Lures

14138 North Cascade Road, Dubuque, IA 52001 Tel: (563) 588-1082

Dubuque - The Bait Shack and Cat Tracker Bait CO

2095 Kerper Boulevard, Dubuque, IA 52001 Tel: (563) 582-9395

Eldora - Pat's Bait & Tackle

1708 Washington Street, Eldora, IA 50627 Tel: (641) 939-7277

Fort Madison - Big River Bait & Tackle

3222 Avenue L, Fort Madison, IA 52627 Tel: (319) 372-3070

Garwin - E & R Bait Shop

2145 C Ave, Garwin, IA 50632 - (641) 473-2132

Guttenberg - Murray's Country Garden & Outdoor Store

1402 South Highway 52, Guttenberg, IA 52052 Tel: (563) 252-1838

Iowa City - Fin & Feather

Website
125 Hwy., 1 West, Iowa City, IA 52246 Tel: 319-354-2200 - See our wide selection of clearance priced fishing products! Available for purchase online...

Iowa City - Funcrest Bait & Tackle

3981 W Overlook Rd NE, Iowa City, IA 52240 - Tel: (319) 351-3716

Keosauqua - Troublesome Creek Outfitters

108 Main St., Keosauqua, IA 52565 Tel: (319) 293-3848

Knoxville - Deer Point Bait & Tackle

1177 Highway S-71, Knoxville, IA 50138 Tel: (641) 842-6431

Ladora - Dee's Trading Post

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2549 G Ave, Ladora, IA 52251 - (319) 655-7748

Marion - Indian Creek Lure Co

Website
601 7th Ave Ste A, Marion, Iowa 52302 - Email: kfg001@aol.com - 319-377-5739

Marshalltown - LTD Bait & Tackle

901 North 3rd Ave., Marshalltown, IA 50158 Tel: 641-752-0571

Milford - OH Shucks

2098 Highway 86, Milford , IA 51351 Tel: (712) 338-2087

Milford - Stan's Bait Shop

2212 Okoboji Boulevard, Milford, IA 51351 Tel: (712) 338-2586

Moravia - J & K Lite House Inc

11866 160th Avenue, Moravia, IA 52571 Tel: (641) 724-9869 - Welcome to J & K Litehouse Bait and Tackle - Our Mission: To supply you with all you need for an enjoyable day of fishing. Your Mission, to catch more and bigger fish. Let us be the ones help you meet your goals...

Moravia - Rathbun Dam Site Depot

20875 Highway J5T, Moravia, IA 52571 Tel: (641) 724-3300

Mount Pleasant - Big Creek Outdoor Supply

1751 Oakland Mills Rd, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641 - Tel: (319) 986-2198

Muscatine - Big Mils Bait Shop

913 1/2 West Mississippi Dr., Muscatine, IA 52761 Tel: (563) 517-7320

Muscatine - Yocom & Sons

2307 Lucas Street, Muscatine, IA 52761 Tel: (563) 263-9862

Oskaloosa - Catfish Charlie Bait CO Inc

3015 Lincoln Avenue, Oskaloosa, IA 52577 Tel: (641) 673-7229

Oskaloosa - Tackle Boxx Bait Shop

2508 Norwalk Cir, Oskaloosa, IA 52577 - Tel: (641) 673-5005

Ottumwa - Lollipop Bait Shop

201 North Madison Avenue, Ottumwa, IA 52501 Tel: (641) 683-1917

Palo - Palo Outdoors

Website
1204 1st St, Palo, IA 52324 - Tel: (319) 851-5290 - Palo Outdoors can outfit anyone, the first time fisherman to the seasoned pro, with the product and knowledge to get you fishing. Palo Outdoors staff can get you well on your way to an enjoyable fishing adventure...

Parkersburg - Docís Catfish Bait Company

Website
Docís Catfish Bait Company has been manufacturing quality catfish baits since 1927. The people here at Docís pride themselves in the quality of our catfish baits. They are designed with you the fisherman in mind. We are here to answer your questions on any of our products...

Pella - Red Rock Quick Stop

977 198th Place, Pella, IA 50219 Tel: (641) 620-1443

Sioux City - Apex Fishing Tackle

PO Box 777, Sioux City, IA 51102 Tel: (712) 277-0880

Sioux City - Bacon Creek General Store

2520 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA 51106 Tel: (712) 252-4160

Sioux City - Dick's Bait & Tackle

5601 Military Road, Sioux City, IA 51109 Tel: (712) 252-4000

Sioux City - Ivy's Liquor Store

301 South Floyd Boulevard, Sioux City, IA 51101 Tel: (712) 277-4930

Sioux City - Sheeels

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Southern Hills Mall, 4400 Sergeant , Rd. #54, Sioux City, IA 51106 - Tel: 712.252.1551

South English - Look Tackle & Variety Shop

13455 268th Ave, South English, IA 52335 - Tel: (319) 667-2537

Spirit Lake - Angler's Bay Resort

27640 105th St., Spirit Lake, IA 51360 Tel: (507) 227-2640

Spirit Lake - Kabele's Trading Post & Lodge

504 Hill Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA 51360 Tel: (712) 336-1512

Spirit Lake - Pioneer Beach Resort

940 252nd Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA 51360 Tel: (712) 336-3785

Spirit Lake - Pure Fishing

1 Berkley Drive, Spirit Lake, IA 51360 Tel: (712) 336-1520

Spirit Lake - Tackle Box

1819 18th Street, Spirit Lake, IA 51360 Tel: (712) 336-2407

Spirit Lake - Vick's Corner

JCT Highway 9 86, Spirit Lake, IA 51360 Tel: (712) 336-5602

Spirit Lake -Fishermen's Factory Outlet

1803 18th Street, Spirit Lake, IA 51360 Tel: (712) 336-4535

Storm Lake - Fish Tales Live Bait & Tackle

1111 West Milwaukee Avenue, Storm Lake, IA 50588 Tel: (712) 749-2751

Ventura - S&G Bait & Tackle

1 Sena, Ventura, IA 50482 Tel: (641) 846-0448

Vinton - Tackle Box

904 C, Ave., Vinton, IA 52349 Tel: (319) 472-9101

Vinton - Tackle Box

904 C, Ave., Vinton, IA 52349 Tel: (319) 472-9101

Wapello - Honey Hole

507 Highway 61 N, Wapello, IA 52653 - Tel: (319) 523-3834

Waterloo - Dick's Sporting Goods

Website
1411 Flammang Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702 - Tel: (319) 287-5722

Waterloo - First Cast Bait and Tackle

132 Fletcher Avenue , Waterloo , IA 50701 Tel: (319) 235-0097

Waterloo - Hank's Live Bait & Tackle

186 West 15th Street, Waterloo , IA 50702 Tel: (319) 234-0711

Waterloo - Scheels

Information
2060 Crossroads Blvd #126, Waterloo, IA 50702 - Tel: 319.234.7534

Waterloo - Terry's Tackle Distributors

560 Archer Ave, Waterloo, IA 50703 Tel: (319) 233-3672

Waverly - Jim's Sports Shop

105 East Bremer Avenue, Waverly, IA 50677 Tel: (319) 352-4701

West Burlington - Rose's Bait and Tackle CO

400 West Burlington Avenue, West Burlington, IA 52655 Tel: (319) 752-6619

**Lakes Listings

The lakes listed below are the larger fishing lakes in the state (anything over 400 acres)... Fatfisherman is happy to list others if anglers, or managers of fisheries, submit them. We are also happy to expand the information on the lakes below if anyone fishing one of them cares to send in a fuller entry.

*Iowa Fishing Lakes

http://www.fishingworks.com/lakes/iowa
Iowa has 434 lakes, ponds, reservoirs, and other fishing bodies of water to choose from. This lake directory lists Iowa lakes by county. Whether you intend to fish in Jackson, Dickinson, Louisa, or another county, you will find ample fishing information here...

*Places to Fish in Iowa

http://www.iowadnr.gov/fish/fishing/fishia2.html
Find directions, lake and river maps, amenities and major fish species for Iowa's best fishing locations, broken down by geographical regions...

Barringer Slough

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A 778 acre lake in Clay county...

Big Creek Lake

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An 814 acre lake in Polk county, 2 miles north of Polk City...

Big Marsh

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A 940 acre lake in Butler county 6 miles north of Perkersburg...

Big Spirit Lake

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A 5,684 acre lake in Dickinson county 1 mile north of the city of Spirit Lake...

Big Wall Lake

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A 935 acre lake in Wright county...

Black Hawk Lake

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A 729 acre lake on the eastern edge of Lake View in Sac county...

Blackbird Bend

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A 490 acre lake in Monona county...

Browns Lake

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A 580 acre lake 2 miles west of Salix in Woodbury county...

Brushy Creek Lake

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A 690 acre lake 5 miles east of lehigh in Webster county...

Chain-O-Lakes Area

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A 700 acre complex 2 miles east of Palo in Linn county...

Clear Lake

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A 3,684 acre lake in Cerro Gordo county on the southern edge of Clear Lake City...

Cone Marsh (Long Lake)

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A 525 acre lake in Louisa county...

Coralville Reservoir

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A 5,280 acre reservoir in Johnson county 4 miles north of Iowa City...

Eagle Lake

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A 906 acre lake in Hancock county...

East Okoboji Lake

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A 1,835 acre lake in Dickinson county on the eastern edge of Okoboji...

Elk Creek Marsh

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A 1,000 acre lake in Worth county...

Elm Lake

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A 458 acre lake 5 miles Northeast of Clarion in Wright county..

Five Island Lake

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A 973 acre lake on the northern edge of Emmetsburg in Palo Alto county...

Goose Lake

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A 447 acre lake in Clinton county...

Green Island Lake

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A 526 acre lake 1 mile east of Green Island in Jackson county...

High Lake

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A 467 acre lake 6 miles east of Wallingford in Emmet county...

Iowa Lake

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An 802 acre lake in Emmet county, 6 miles north of Armstrong...

Lake Icaria

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A 648 acre lake 4 miles north of Corning in Adams county...

Lake Macbride

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An 889 acre lake in Johnson county, 4 miles west of Solon...

Lake Manawa

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A 747 acre lake on the southwestern edge of Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie county...

Lake Odessa

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A 3,000 acre lake in Louisa county 5 miles east of Wapello...

Lake Sugema

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A 574 acre lake 3 miles southwest of Keosauqua in Van Buren county...

Little River Watershed Lake

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A 743 acre lake 1 mile west of Leon in Decatur county...

Little Spirit Lake

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A 604 acre lake 4 miles north of Orleans in Dickinson county...

Lost Island Lake

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A 1,162 acre lake in Palo Alto county 3 miles north of Ruthven...

North Twin Lake

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A 453 acre lake 4 miles north of Rockwell City in Calhoun county...

Otter Creek Marsh

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A 1,642 lake in Tama county 7 miles southeast of Toledo...

Pleasant Creek Lake

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A 401 acre lake 4 miles North of Palo in Linn county...

Rathbun Reservoir

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A 11,000 acre reservoir in Appanoose county 8 miles northeast of Centerville...

Red Rock Reservoir

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A 15,250 acre reservoir in Marion county 4 miles north of Knoxville...

Rice Lake

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A 1,000 acre lake in Winnebago county 1 mile southeast of Lake Mills...

Rock Creek Lake

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A 466 acre lake 4 miles northeast of Kellogg in Jasper county...

Rush Lake S W M A

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A 522 acre lake 7 miles north of Laurens in Palo Alto county...

Saylorville Reservoir

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A 5,950 acre reservoir in Polk county, on the northern edge of Des Moines...

Silver Lake

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A 1,041 acre lake in Dickinson county on the western edge of Lake Park...

Silver Lake

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A 648 acre lake 2 miles west of Ayrshire in Palo Alto county...

South Twin Lake

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A 600 acre lake 4 miles north of Rockwell City in Calhoun county...

Storm Lake

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A 3,097 acre lake in Buena Vista county on the south edge of the city of Storm Lake...

Three Mile Lake

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An 880 acre lake in Union county, 3 miles northwest of Afton...

Trumbull Lake

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A 1,183 acre lake in Clay county 5 miles northwest of Ruthven...

Tuttle Lake

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A 2,268 acre lake in Emmet county 2 miles northeast of Dolliver...

Twelve Mile Creek Lake

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A 636 acre lake 4 miles east of Creston in Union county...

Union Slough (Smith Pool)

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A 1,000 acre pool in Kossuth county...

West Okoboji Lake

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A 3,847 acre lake i Dickinson county on the northwestern edge of Arnolds Park...

Winnebago Bend Lake

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A 555 acre lake in Woodbury county...

Cedar Valley Walleye Club

Website
P.O. Box 473, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 - Dedicated To Improving the Fisheries of the Cedar Valley and fostering kids interest in fishing The Cedar Valley Walleye Club was formed in late 2003 by a few dedicated walleye anglers with a shared vision to improve their local fisheries and to provide a vehicle for connecting with fellow anglers. The Club is now an active and growing membership organization....

Central Iowa Anglers

http://www.CentralIowaAnglers.com
Central Iowa Anglers (CIA) is a multi-species fishing club located in the Des Moines Metro area. We hold monthly meetings with new discussion topics each month. Some topics include different methods of live bait rigging, ice fishing, Musky fishing, Custom Rod Building, and any thing the members desire and can find a presenter for...

Clear Lake Fishing Club

Website
1296 Hardin Road, Iowa Falls, IA 50126 Tel: 641-648-7393 - Welcome to the new Clear Lake Fishing Club Website. As you can see, we are still working on and adding to this site. We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can improve our site....

Clubs & Organizations - Iowa

http://www.fishingworks.com/fishing-clubs-organizations/iowa/
Our fishing clubs and organizations Directory has links to every fishing club or organization throughout the state of Iowa. We have links to the websites of every Iowa fishing club and every Iowa fishing organization from Des Moines to Fort Madison. For your convenience, you can sort the listings by the Locations or the Names...

Dubuque Fly Fishers

http://dubuqueflyfishers.org
Emergence of the Dubuque Fly Fishers' Club - The life cycle of the insect of the stream is a good metaphor to describe how the Dubuque Fly Fishers club came into existence. The egg was laid at a fly fishing class in 1990 which evolved into a nymph at a first gathering a year later. This nymph group in turn evolved into the pupa stage until its emergence as fully mature adult body with by-laws in 1994. Instead of a year cycle this was a four-year growth period...

Harvester Bass Club

http://www.harvesterbass.com
Harvester Bass Club is a non-profit bass club that promotes a fair and friendly atmosphere for competitive bass fishing events that are designed to promote sportsmanship, conservation and the improvement of angling. Thanks to our active membership we boast the largest bass fishing club in the Midwest area and are the creators of the original "Tuesday Night Tournament" , which has become a very popular tournament format in the Quad City Area...

Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association

http://www.hawkeyeflyfishing.com/
The Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association, HFFA, is a non-profit organization of Iowa anglers and conservationists dedicated to the promotion of fly fishing and associated activities.The HFFA is an affiliate of the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF), an organization devoted to the promotion of all types of fly fishing and the protection of fly fishing waters and their inhabitants...

Hawkeye Hooksetters

Multi Species Fishing Club - P.O. Box 2754 - Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

Iowa Bass Anglers

Website
Iowa Bass Anglers is a non-profit organization with our beginning in 1995. We started out with a relatively small amount of anglers located in and around the city of Winterset, Iowa. Since that time, we have grown in size and amount of members...

Iowa Bass Federation

http://www.iabass.com
Come and join us in Celebration and a fun day on the water...

Iowa State University Fishing Club (ISUFC)

Webpage
Branden Bowden (President) - bbowden@iastate.edu - We are trying to connect with other students here at ISU who like to fish but don't know the area very well. We host a few events each year including a Spring fishing tournament with other area clubs, as well as an Ice Fishing outing in the winter. We are looking for all of those people who are interested in fishing and helping to grow our club. The main goal of the club is to network with other anglers and use school resources in order to fish together...

Lake Rathbun Crappie Club

To help promote safe, fun and sustainable fishing of Iowa's Waterways by bringing together fishing enthusiasts interested in holding locally organized tournaments and events throughout the fishing season....

Mid Iowa Bassmasters

http://www.midiowabassmasters.com/
The current membership of the Mid-Iowa Bassmasters is eighteen. This is a maximum number dictated by the clubs by-laws. While there may not be any openings available at this time, we encourage you to attend some of our meetings to see if our club is what you are looking for...

Mississippi Walleye Club

Website
Secretary: Doug Schumacher (2012-2014) - 2464 Hempstead Street, Dubuque, IA 52001 Tel: 563-451-2587 - Our Mission is to provide members a venue to share their interest in the sport of walleye fishing, to support the preservation of our natural resources and to enhance the fisheries of the upper Mississippi River system. We strive to cooperate and work with the DNR in appropriate fisheries management. Also helping kids get interested in and have a good fishing experience is part of the mission of the club..

Northeast Iowa Bass Anglers

http://neiowabassanglers.homestead.com/main.html
Our club consists of anglers with years of experience to the beginner just learning about tournament angling...

Quad City Bass Fishermanís Club

http://www.quadcitybassclub.com
The Quad City Bass Fishermanís Club, based in Davenport, Iowa along the banks of the Mississippi River, was formed in 1963 making it one of the oldest known bass fishing clubs in the country...

Southern Iowa Crappie Club

Facebook Page
Join us on our Tournament Trail of Red Rock and Rathbun Lake... We are looking to attract more members and add more Iowa Lakes to our Trail...

Tri-County Bass

http://tricountybassclub.net
We are based in Marshalltown, Iowa. This site is to inform you of all the happenings and fishing action that takes place with our club anglers. Our club is a stable club that hosts up to 30 members at one time, we are currently loooking for new members to join us...

University Of Iowa Bass Fishing Team

Website
Welcome to the University of Iowa Bass Fishing Team website. We are a recognized University of Iowa student organization with the purpose of introducing University of Iowa students to recreational and competitive sport fishing, to make students and faculty aware of the benefits and enjoyment that comes from outdoor recreation and to emphasize the importance of the preservation of our treasured waterways...

Wapsi Valley Bassmasters

http://www.eteamz.com/wapsivalleybassmasters/
Welcome to the Wapsi Valley Bassmasters official web site. Our club is an affiliated chapter of the Iowa BASS Federation and the BASS Federation Nation. Wapsi Bass was established in 1987 with 10 members. In 1993 we became affiliated with B.A.S.S. Since then we have grown to approxiamately 20 members..

Iowa Fishing Discussion

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Fishing topics related to Iowa only. This IS NOT for fishing reports...

Iowa Fishing General

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Iowa Sportsman

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General Fishing Forum...

Iowa High School Fishing State Championship

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The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW Outdoors, and the University of Iowa Bass Fishing Team will host the 2012 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Iowa High School Fishing State Championship. The event will be held Sunday, July 1 on Pool 19 of the Mississippi River in Burlington, Iowa...

Mississippi Walleye Club Tournaments

Tournaments
The Mississippi Walleye club holds 6 tournaments each year. These are for members only. We then hold an open tournament at the end of the year that anyone can enter...

Decorah Fish Hatchery

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2321 Siewers Spring Road, Decorah, IA 52101 - Tel: 563-382-8324 - The fish hatchery is a production rearing station for growing Shasta strain rainbow and St. Croix strain brook trout. Approximately 130,000 catchable size rainbow and 20,000 catchable brook trout are reared annually. Decorah fish hatchery personnel are responsible for stocking 15 put-and-take streams in Winneshiek, Allamakee, Howard, and Mitchell Counties. The hatchery also stocks five seasonal urban lakes in Mason City, Sioux City, Spencer, Ames and Ankeny or Bondurant...

Jim Frey Fish Hatchery

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403 W. Bradford St. (Jct. 18 & 150) - West Union, Iowa - Tel: (563) 422-3368 - Jim Freyís Fish Hatchery is not all about money... I do it because I like the outdoors, and I enjoy helping others with their ponds...

Managing Iowa Fisheries

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Fishing Trips Inc

605 Rockvalley Lane NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405-3169 - (319) 310-8554

Iowa Fishing Report

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Help The Angler keep others informed by emailing fishing reports to us. Include your name in the message part of your report if you'd like to receive credit for the report. Information for fishing reports is gathered by a number of ways including angler contact, state agencies and bait and tackle dealers...

Iowa Fishing Reports

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Iowa Fishing Reports

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Find out where the fish are biting and what's happening on your favorite body of wather with the Iowa Fishing Reports and Discussions...

Iowa Fishing Reports

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Find out where the fish are biting and what's happening on your favorite body of wather with the Iowa Fishing Reports and Discussions...

North Iowa Fishing Report

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Fishing for Bluegill

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By Joe Schwartz, Fisheries Supervisor, Iowa DNR - Bluegills are one of the most common game fish found in Iowa. Although primarily thought of as a pond and small lake fish, they are also abundant in natural lakes, large border rivers, and reservoirs. Bluegills are closely related to largemouth bass, and as you might expect, anywhere there are bass there is an excellent chance bluegills will be present...

Iowa DNR Spring Fishing Forcast

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While the old axiom that the best time to fish is whenever you can get out may be little more than a witty response from the hardened angler, the saying may contain more truth than fiction...

Charlie's Fishing Guide Service

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 - Tel: 319-362-7324

Charlie's Fishing Guide Service

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 - Tel: 319-362-7324

Jigmup Guide Service of Okoboji

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Fishing guide Rod Blau has been fishing the Iowa Great Lakes for 35 years. He offers multispecies trips throughout all four seasons, targeting numerous species that make their home in the lakes, including bass, bluegill, crappie, musky, perch, and walleye...

Jim McDonnell Fishing Guide Service

Northwest Iowa Lakes fishing guides for walleye, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, northern pike, perch and muskie. Royal, Iowa. Iowa fishing guides and fishing guide services for northwest Iowa lakes area. For more information on this Iowa fishing guide call (712) 933- 5532

JTG Expeditions

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JTG Expeditions, your Okoboji, Iowa, fishing guide and Spirit Lake, Iowa perch fishing guide, provides all your fishing equipment...rods, reels, bait and tackle and you'll head straight to the fish...

North Iowa Fishing

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North Iowa Fishing is owned and operated by Michael Petersen. Mike has dedicated his entire life to fishing. His passion for fishing has kept him in the North Iowa Area. Mike has been learning the waters of north Iowa his entire life, and has been a professional guide in the area since 2005...

Northeast Iowa Fly Fishing

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NEI Fly Fishing is a trout fishing guide service based in Decorah, which is located in the Driftless Region of Northeast Iowa. We offer wading trips on the spring-fed creeks of Northeast Iowa...

On The Fly Guide Service

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Fly Fishing Southeast Minnesota & Iowa - ontheflyguiding@msn.com

Paul's Fishing Guide

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Welcome to the Paul's Fishing Guide web site. We have been hard and soft water fishing the Midwest for many years. Some of the lakes we like to target are Clear Lake, Storm Lake, Spirit Lake, East and West Okoboji Iowa just to name a few. One thing that has really made us different from everybody else is that we are accomplished tournament fisherman on these bodys of water. With that said we are a mobile guide service that can put you on a bite most any-time...

Ryan Haleís Guide Service

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I was born and raised in the Iowa Great Lakes area and consider this chain of lakes some of the best in the Mid-West. Each lake has itís own special appeal. The Iowa Great Lakes offer incredible fishing opportunities for many species.From open water to ice fishing, I'll provide whatever service you or your group needs for a fun day on the water. Even if you do not want to fish, we can still spend the day on the water taking a tour of the IGL's area...

Walleyes Unlimited Guide Service

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Rates include: Guide, Boat, fishing gear , Bait and a cooler with ice. Also a poloroid pic of your catch!. Tel: 515- 710-2607 Ask for Val or E-Mail vkoesis@hotmail.com

Central Iowa Fishing

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This show focuses on lakes in Central Iowa. Bass Pro Todd Reed does a great job of providing educational insight to better fishing and keeping the viewer engaged...

Pure Fishing Berkley Fishing Contest, Spirit Lake, Iowa

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Estimated 400 fishermen attended the Pure Fishing Berkley employees ice fishing contest Feb. 25, 2012. Half tracks, snowmobiles, sleds, Big perch was .87 pounds...