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Winter Urban Trout Stock - Lake Petocka

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What: The Iowa DNR will be stocking the lake with 1,500 trout
When: January, 25th
Time: Stocking will be between 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Lake Petocka

Lunch will be served to the first 225! First come first serve.

Bring the family out for fish, food, and fun!!!


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Trout Heading to Lakes Across Iowa

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Iowa DNR News Release

Posted: January 4, 2011

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be stocking trout in urban areas across Iowa in January, beginning Jan. 8 when 1,800 trout are released in North Prairie Lake, in Cedar Falls, and 1,600 are released in Bacon Creek Lake in Sioux City.

On Jan. 15, 900 trout will be stocked in West Lake in Big Lake Park at Council Bluffs, and 1,800 in Heritage Pond, in Dubuque. On Jan. 22, 1,400 trout will be stocked in Scharnberg Pond near Spencer and on Jan. 29, 1,400 trout will be stocked in Blue Pit, in Mason City.

All stockings are based on favorable weather conditions.

Anglers who want to fish for the trout are required to pay the trout fee in addition to an Iowa fishing license. The 2010 Iowa fishing licenses and stamps expire on Jan. 10.

The daily bag limit for trout is five and the possession limit is 10.

Kids under 16 may fish without a trout fee, as long as each is supervised by a properly licensed adult who has paid the trout fee. Their combined catch, however, cannot exceed a single daily limit. Those younger anglers may also pay their own trout fee and fish for their own daily limit.


http://www.iowadnr.gov/news/11jan/trout.html


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New Southeast Iowa Locations Added to Fall Trout Stocking

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Iowa DNR News press release

Posted: October 19, 2010

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources added two southeast Iowa locations to its fall trout stocking schedule.

On Nov. 6, the DNR will stock 500 one-half pound rainbow trout and 50, 14 to 15-inch brook trout each in Discovery Park Pond in Muscatine, and in Wilson Lake, in Fort Madison.

The trout were available for a fall stocking after high water during the summer prevented stocking in northeast Iowa. Fisheries Biologist Chad Dolan said they were looking to expand trout stocking to new areas next spring when the opportunity to do it this fall presented itself.

"We are partnering with the local county conservation boards to host special events in conjunction with the stocking. We tagged 100 fish for each area and each tagged fish turned in will earn a prize," Dolan said. "This is a great opportunity in these communities to experience trout fishing close to home."

Trout will be stocked in Discovery Park Pond at 10:30 a.m. and in Wilson Lake at 1 p.m.

Anglers who want to fish for the trout are required to purchase a trout stamp in addition to an Iowa fishing license. The daily bag limit for trout is five and the possession limit is 10.


http://www.iowadnr.gov/news/10oct/trout.html






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Silver Creek Trout Stream No Longer Open to Public Fishing

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WAUKON, Iowa – Silver Creek, a privately owned trout stream located between Dorchester and Waukon in Allamakee County, is no longer available for public fishing.

“We are thankful to the landowner who allowed the public to fish on Silver Creek and want to remind the public that fishing on private property is a privilege not to be taken lightly,” said Karen Osterkamp, fisheries supervisor for northeast Iowa.

Osterkamp said anglers are encouraged to be respectful of private land by closing all gates and picking up after themselves. “A good portion of our trout fishing is done on private land. The next time you head out to your favorite trout stream take the extra effort to meet the landowner. A simple thank you can go a long way to continue the partnerships that are so valuable to Iowa’s trout fishing,” she said.

The DNR works closely with landowners to not only gain angler access to trout streams, but to reduce runoff and improve water quality in those streams.

“Private landowners should be applauded for the conservation practices they conduct to improve water quality and the survival of trout in our northeast Iowa streams,” Osterkamp said.


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1,500 Trout Headed to Bacon Creek April 9

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SIOUX CITY – Bacon Creek Lake will receive 1,500 catchable sized rainbow trout around 2 p.m., on April 9. Bacon Creek Lake is one of a handful of Iowa lakes outside of trout country that receive trout during the late fall, winter and early spring as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources cool weather trout stocking program.

Bacon Creek is a 34-acre lake on the east side of Sioux City and the only trout fishery in northwest Iowa.

Anglers are required to purchase a trout fee, in addition to a 2009 fishing license, to fish for trout in Iowa. The fee is $11 for Iowa residents and $13.50 for non-residents. There is a five fish daily bag limit and a 10 fish possession limit for trout.


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Trout Stocking Season Begins this Week

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After another long Iowa winter, many anglers are anxious to get started trout fishing. The popular trout stocking season began this week and will continue through the end of October.

Most streams are stocked with catchable size rainbow and brook trout on a weekly basis. Some stream stockings are announced on the stocking information line and other stream stockings are not announced.

Another attraction for young anglers is a “kids only” trout fishing pond located at Big Spring Hatchery, which will be open for fishing beginning May 1.


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Two Family Trout Events Coming to Des Moines Area April 4

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From the IDNR

ANKENY – Two Des Moines area lakes will host a free family trout fishing day on April 4. The events are scheduled for Summerset Stat Park, between Des Moines and Indianola, and for the DMACC Campus Lake, in Ankeny.

The event at Summerset State Park is sponsored by the Warren County Izaak Walton League, Warren County Conservation Board and the Iowa DNR. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the Warren County Izaak Walton League will provide a free lunch from 11 a.m. until noon. Children may register to win door prizes.

The DNR will be stocking rainbow trout at noon. There will be a limited amount of fishing poles and tackle available for participants who do not have any equipment.
The event at DMACC Campus Lake in Ankeny is sponsored by Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines Izaak Walton League, Central Iowa Anglers and the Iowa DNR. Registration begins at 11:30 and trout will be stocked around noon.

Sportsman’s Warehouse is providing door prizes and parking will be available on campus lots.

Both events are free, but participants aged 16 and older must be properly licensed and have a current trout fee. Children fishing with a properly licensed adult are not required to pay the trout fee, but their catch is counted toward the five fish daily limit. Children may purchase a trout fee and have their own daily limit, but children fishing without an adult must pay the trout fee.


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Weather Pushes bacon creek Trout stocking back to jan. 29

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From the IDNR

SIOUX CITY – The Bacon Creek Lake trout stocking planned for Jan. 15 has been moved to Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. due to concerns about extreme cold weather and driving conditions. Bacon Creek Lake will still receive 2,000 catchable sized rainbow trout.
Bacon Creek Lake is one of a handful of Iowa lakes outside of trout country that receive trout during the late fall, winter and early spring as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources cool weather trout stocking program.
Bacon Creek is a 34-acre lake on the east side of Sioux City and the only trout fishery in northwest Iowa.
Anglers are required to purchase a trout fee, in addition to a 2009 fishing license, to fish for trout in Iowa. The fee is $11 for Iowa residents and $13.50 for non-residents. There is a five fish daily bag limit and a 10 fish possession limit for trout.


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2,000 Trout headed to Bacon Creek jan. 15

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From the IDNR

SIOUX CITY – Bacon Creek Lake will receive 2,000 catchable sized rainbow trout around 2 p.m., on Jan. 15. Bacon Creek Lake is one of a handful of Iowa lakes outside of trout country that receive trout during the late fall, winter and early spring as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources cool weather trout stocking program.

Bacon Creek is a 34-acre lake on the east side of Sioux City and the only trout fishery in northwest Iowa.

Anglers are required to purchase a trout fee, in addition to a 2009 fishing license, to fish for trout in Iowa. The fee is $11 for Iowa residents and $13.50 for non-residents. 2008 Iowa fishing licenses expire on Jan. 10. There is a five fish daily bag limit and a 10 fish possession limit for trout.


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Fall Trout Spawn is Underway

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By Joe Wilkinson
Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Manchester hatchery's Randy Mack stripping eggs from a brook trout. Photo by Joe Wilkinson, Iowa DNR.

As autumn colors hit their peak, a fall show of another kind tells fisheries biologists that it is spawning season for Iowa brook trout. At the Manchester hatchery, hundreds of yellow ovals offset the dark olive coloration of each female brook trout ready to spawn. Yet they appear almost drab by comparison to males, with the pronounced body coloring enhanced by cream, black and white-edged fins.

The splashes of color are signs of the season. The hatchery holds brood trout for the yearly spawn. Following the brook trout run, now underway, come the brown trout within a few weeks...then the rainbows in December and January.

There’s natural spawning, of course, in some northeast Iowa streams. Most trout caught, though, are spawned under the eyes of hatchery workers at Manchester. Survival rates are hundreds of times higher; meeting the demand of 30,000 or so trout anglers who wade across nine northeast Iowa counties...and a growing number of urban fishing holes that support trout through the winter months.


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