Category: Fishing

Upper Iowa River Watershed Open Houses

Residents and landowners in the Upper Iowa River Watershed are invited to a series of Public Meeting Open Houses. Who might want to come? Anyone who is interested in… Keeping communities and landowners in the Upper Iowa River Watershed protected

In the News: Farmers’ Water Quality Efforts Help Trout Flourish in NE Iowa

Trout need clean, cold water to survive. And thanks to many Iowa farmers who are taking on the challenge to improve water quality, the fish are getting just what they need in northeast Iowa. Farmers and landowners are improving the

Rare Lake Sturgeon Spawning in the Upper Iowa River

Decorah Fish Hatchery Natural Resource Technician Chris Larson is sharing a story with about a lake sturgeon caught by  Rob Griffith of Urbandale, Iowa: Griffith caught the fish in the Upper Iowa River on May 5th.  Lake sturgeon are

Trout Fishing is Big Business in the Driftless Area

Trout streams in Northeast Iowa bring in significant visitor spending, according to a new economic impact study released last week. Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp, Northeast Iowa RC&D Executive Director Lora Friest, and Trout Unlimited’s Duke Welner spoke at report’s