Iowa Fishing and Boating

Buy a fishing license and take a trip to Big Creek Lake and enjoy a day of fishing for largemouth bass or bluegill. Or, if Iowa river fishing is more your style, find a good spot to catch a channel catfish from either the Mississippi or Missouri River by checking the local fishing reports. Learn more about Iowa fishing licenses and boat registrations.

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Iowa Fishing

Go fishing in Iowa and take advantage of the state’s diverse natural habitats. Get all the resources you need here and get started fishing today.

Get an Iowa Fishing License

Buying a fishing license is the first & most important step for any angler. Get more information.

Iowa Boating

Our resources for Iowa boating will make it easier for you to spend quality time on the water with your family and friends.

Register A Boat In Iowa

Registering your boat is easier than you think. Get information about how to register your boat.

Fishing and Boating Events in Iowa

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Kids Fishing Derby- Plainfield Lake

Come learn about fish identification and have fun fishing.

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Lake Anita Kids Fishing Day

Fishing event for kids (0-15 years old). Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at the old boathouse site between the south boat ramp and the beach. Learn about the different fish in the lake and go fishing. The Friends of Lake Ani...

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Scranton’s Kids Fishing Day

Come learn the basics of fishing. Registration is May 16 at the Scranton Public Library.

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