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Springtime in Iowa!

This off-season has been a busy one, but a good one!

We just welcomed our newest friend to the Fly Fish Iowa family in the form of a Saturn Triton raft, which opens up a world of opportunities for float trips in central Iowa. Since Ryan grew up rowing rafts and drift boats on rivers, it's only fitting that he now has one to fish in the waters of Iowa. Get in touch with us to book your river float trip/fly fishing trip!

Three shows in four weeks in February/March kept us busy meeting all kinds of great people in the industry and sharing our fly fishing adventures with people.

Ryan (Fly Fish Iowa) and Ash (Skunk Bugs & Shallow Water Angling) at a recent show

Fishing has been good despite the volatile weather: tornadoes, summer-type temperatures, and blowing snow have all been around in the past 30 days. Don't be afraid to get out and fish your local waters before the fair-weather fishermen start to occupy all of the easy fishing locales. Tight lines and give us a call or send us an email to schedule a fly fishing trip this season!

Fishing Report

Click here for the Iowa DNR's Fishing Report (4/13/2022)

Saylorville/Big Creek: Saylorville has been low and dirty since the ice breakup. The catfish guys have been doing well! Big Creek has seen more traffic since the boat ramps went in, and bass and walleye guys have been plentiful. A few wipers being caught in deep water, too.

Local Ponds: With increasing water temps, we should see an increase in fish activity each day. If you want to catch a fat, trophy bass, this is the best time of year to make that happen before bass end up on beds.

Des Moines River: There has been some great walleye fishing this spring throughout the DSM river system.

**Use Caution below Saylorville; flows may fluctuate as there is plenty of work being done downtown, as well as on Saylorville lake, that may impact flows.. For more info on this project, see this link.

Get in touch with us to book a fly fishing trip in Iowa!


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