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Northeast Iowa trout stream stocking begins Monday

Posted: Sun, Apr 1, 2018 1:03 PM

The Iowa DNR says it will begin trout stream stocking season on Monday.  The DNR says every stocked stream will have received at least one stocking of 10-12 inch trout by Saturday

Iowa's three trout hatcheries (including one in Decorah) produce and release about 310,000 catchable-sized rainbow or brook trout and 110,000 fingerling brown trout into hundreds of miles of Northeast Iowa streams April through October. Find a list of stocked streams on the DNR trout map or trout stream webpage.

Funding to support the trout stocking program comes from the sale of fishing licenses and trout fees. Anglers must have a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Last year, 43,324 Iowans and 5,336 nonresidents fished for trout. The daily limit is five trout per licensed angler with a possession limit of 10.