With the weather getting nicer people are excited to get outdoors to fish. People fishing over the age of 16 must have a valid Iowa fishing license. Fishing licenses for Iowa residents range from $9.50 for a one day license to $53 for a three year license. Seniors over the age of 65 can purchase a lifetime license for $52.50. Tags for trout and paddlefish are extra. Fishing licenses for nonresidents are slightly higher. Licenses can be purchased at https://jc.activeoutdoorsolutions.com/ia_customer/app/home.do and many retail stores.
Free fishing weekend
June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th is free fishing weekend in Iowa. Iowa residents can fish without a license all weekend. While no license is required, a trout tag is needed if fishing for trout. Many waterways across the state have events during free fishing weekend. For more information on free fishing weekend events and fishing tips visit http://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing.