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All about fishing for bowfin, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike, paddlefish, sauger, saugeye and tiger muskie in Iowa.

Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in Iowa waters.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in Iowa

Larger lakes across the state of Iowa, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Black Hawk Lake, Browns Lake, Brushy Creek Lake, Clear Lake, Coralville Lake, DeSoto Bend Lake, East Okoboji Lake, Five Island Lake, Lake Icaria, Lake MacBride, Lake Manawa, Little River Lake, Lost Island Lake, North Twin Lake, Pleasant Creek Lake, Rathbun Lake, Red Rock Lake, Rock Creek Lake, Saylorville Lake, Silver Lake Palo Alto, Spirit Lake, Storm Lake, Three Mile Lake, Trumbull Lake, Tuttle Lake and Twelve Mile Creek Lake.

Fishing for other species in Iowa



World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

IA State Record: 11 lbs 9 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

IA State Record: 20 lbs 13 oz


Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

IA State Record: 50 lbs 6 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

IA State Record: 25 lbs 5 oz



World record: 144 lbs

IA State Record: 107 lbs 0 oz



World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

IA State Record: 6 lbs 8 oz



World record: 15 lbs 6 oz

IA State Record: 12 lbs 4 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

IA State Record: 27 lbs 2 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Iowa, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

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