Every year, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stocks trout in several urban lakes across the state. During the months of March and April, the DNR will release 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout to bring fishing to the urban parts of the state. Many times, Iowans are not able to travel to lakes in northeast Iowa to fish for trout, so this program brings the trout to them.

In order to fish in these stocked lakes, a valid fishing permit and a trout fee are needed and there is a daily catch limit of five trout per licensed angler.

Below are the dates, times, and lakes the DNR will be stocking:

March 30th
11 a.m.: Terry Trueblood Lake, Iowa City
12 p.m.: Ottumwa Park Pond, Ottumwa
March 31st
10 a.m.: Prairie Park (Cedar Bend), Cedar Rapids
April 7th
11 a.m.: Banner Lake (South) at Summerset State Park, north of Indianola
April 14th
10 a.m.: Heritage Pond, north of Dubuque
11 a.m.: North Prairie Lake, Cedar Falls
April 21st
11 a.m.: Sand Lake, Marshalltown

For more information on trout stocking go to: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Trout-Fishing