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Eric with a nice early-season bass from a local public pond


Booking a guided fly fishing trip with Fly Fish Iowa will earn you gift card to Rod and Rivet Fly Shop in Des Moines to spend on new fishing apparel or fly fishing gear!

Just mention the “Spring Special” when booking.

-Want to learn to fly fish?

-Haven’t picked up a fly rod in years?

-Want to learn how to target warm water species on the fly?

Contact us for more information and for rates. We are a family-friendly operation that wants to connect people with the outdoors.


Fishing Report (4/3/2022)

Saylorville: Great spot for bird watching! Hopefully fish will be moving more as temperatures increase.

Big Creek: Water temperatures are in the 42-43 degree range. Walleye bite should be getting better, but we all know that those walleye can be tough to find.

Local Ponds: Water temperatures are rising and rain has added some water to our local ponds, and fish are starting to become more active. Still worth trying slower, deeper presentations.

Des Moines River: Flows have fluctuated lately, but not significantly. Reports of some walleye being caught at usual spots, as well as some crappie, buffalo, carp, and a few catfish.

-Flow (below Saylorville): 1740 cfs (as of 4/3/2022)

-Flow (below Red Rock): 3700 cfs (as of 4/3/2022)

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