Iowa Fishing Guides and Charters

For the ultimate fun on your Iowa fishing trip you should hire a professional and experienced Iowa fishing guide. Especially if you are visiting Iowa and aren’t to familar with Iowa fishing or Iowa lakes. Local Iowa fishing guides know the fishery inside out and also know the best techniques for bass fishing or other types of fishing. In addition to bettering your chances of having a successful fishing trip, your Iowa fishing guides may actually teach you some of his tactics and tricks you can use on your next trip. Once you figure out what species you want to target and what lake or region you plan to fish you will be ready to hire the right Iowa fishing guide for your planned fishing trip to Iowa.

Iowa Fishing Guides

There are several lakes in Iowa where you can try your fishing luck. For unexperienced or novice anglers there are also numerous Iowa fishing guides located in all regions of the state. Most offer half and full day fishing trips and some offer sight seeing trips if you just like to get out and experience nature’s beauty. You usually won’t have to bring anything but your food and drinks. Your local Iowa fishing guide or charter boat Captain will supply the rods and reels and the bait, tackle, and lures needed for a day of Iowa fishing.
Iowa Fishing Guide Listings Below

Available fish species while charter fishing in Iowa:

A Few Iowa Fishing Records:
Largemouth Bass – 10 lbs, 12 oz – Lake Fisher, Davis County, May 1984 by Patricia Zaerr of Davenport, Iowa.
Smallmouth Bass 7 lbs, 12 oz – West Okoboji Lake, Dickinson County, September 1990 by Rick Gray of Dickinson, Iowa.
Walleye – 14 lbs, 8 oz – Des Moines River, Polk County, September 1986 by Gloria Eoriatti of Ankeny, Iowa.

  • Walleye
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Panfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Crappie
  • Walleye
  • Catfish
  • Lake Trout
  • Musky
  • Pike

A Few Iowa Lakes and Rivers in Addition to Lake Michigan

The lakes below are just the names of a few Iowa Lakes and most offer boat ramp access. There are numerous lakes for fishing in Iowa which you can find at the Iowa DNR website on the “Where to Fish” page.

  • Black Hawk Lake, Brinker Lake
  • Clear Lake, Coralville Reservoir
  • Cornelia Lake, DeSoto Bend Lake
  • Five Island Lake, Green Island Lakes
  • Icaria Lake, Iowa Lake
  • Lake Darling, Lake Dehli
  • Lake Odessa, Lake Macbride
  • Lake Red Rock
  • Little Spirit Lake, Lost Island
  • North Twin Lake, Rathbun Reservoir
  • Silver Lake, Spirit Lake
  • Storm Lake, Three Mile Lake
  • Trumbull Lake, Tuttle Lake
  • Twelve Mile Lake
  • West Lake Osceola
  • Little River Lake

Iowa Fishing Resources

  1. Iowa Department of Natural Resources – Fishing laws & regulations at Iowa DNR.
  2. Iowa Hunting and Fishing Licenses – Buy a Iowa fishing or hunting license online.

Iowa Fishing Trips

The Iowa fishing guides listed below specialize in all style and types of fishing in Iowa and some offer complete packages for Iowa fishing trips with lodging included for overnight stays. Find guides and charters below for:

  • Iowa Fishing Trips
  • Iowa Bass Fishing
  • Iowa Fishing Guides
  • Hire a bass fishing guide or a fly fishing guides for trout, salmon, or bass.

Below you will find listings for various Iowa fishing guides and charters for your next fishing trip vacation to Iowa.

Ryan Hales Guide Service – Come fish in Iowa on the Iowa Great lakes on the Minnesota Iowa border with Iowa fishing guide Ryan Hale for walleye, small mouth bass, large mouth bass, perch, pike, and panfish. Reach Ryan Hale at 712-446-3604.

Whitebreast Adventures Fishing Guide Service – Come to South Central Iowa and let Whitebreast Adventures take you on a fishing trip to remember and catch bass, crappie, walleye, and more. Reach Jeff Rowland at 641-947-2261.

Regular Iowa Fishing Charters, Guide Listings, and Fishing Lodges
Bath Chute Guide Service Bath IA 309-546-9001
Custom Jigs & Spins Coralville IA 319-645-2247
Don’s Bait & Tackle Panora IA 515-755-2192
F&S Guide Service Des Moines IA 312-222-6161
Ingles Hunting & Fishing Newton IA 515-792-2822
Jim McDonnell Guide Service Royal IA 712-933-5532
Oasis Flyfishing Adventures Adel IA 515-577-4351
Okoboji Fishing Charters Okoboji IA 712-332-9506
Riverbottom Bellevue IA 563-872-5201
Six Feather Guide Service Hancock IA 712-741-5517
Wayne & Rita’s Fishing Supreme Bellevue IA 563-872-4258
Whitebreast Adventures Guide Service Des Moines IA 641-947-2261

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