Northeast Iowa Trout Fishing

Northeast Iowa

Trout Fishing

Trout fishing in Northeast Iowa’s Driftless region is second to only the west in our opinion. The Iowa DNR, Natural Heritage Foundation, FSA, and NRCS offices as well as many other public and private organizations in Northeast Iowa have done an excellent job preserving our natural resources.


The Decorah Hatchery has a stocking schedule for the local streams that keep them plentiful with Brown, Rainbow and Brook Trout. If you are coming to The Driftless Region for a trout fishing trip you will be sure to want to check out the local attractions of Decorah, IA, LaCrosse, WI, and Rochester, MN.


Below are some link to some fishing maps and DNR fishing links for taking kids fishing and public access. Goodluck!


Trout Streams

Trout Stream Maps

Decorah Hatchery

Decorah Fish Hatchery