Success Stories


  • Habitat and Lake Projects: Examples of activities Iowa DNR Fisheries staff undertakes to improve your fishing.
  • Lake Restoration and Water Quality Improvement: Successful lake restoration projects will improve lake water quality and recreational opportunities, contribute to community development efforts, and make Iowa a better place to live and work.  
  • Trout Fishing: 50 catchable rainbow and brook trout fisheries, seven special trout fisheries, seven urban trout fisheries, and 26 put-an-grow trout fisheries. 
  • Fisheries Research: Fisheries research helps us provide information managers use to improve the quality of Iowa's fishing resources.
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Program: One of the greatest threats to Iowa fish is invasive aquatic species like zebra mussels and Eurasion watermilfoil.  The DNR is aggressively fighting invasive species through management and education.