Fishing

Manchester State Fish Hatchery

22693 205th Ave.
Manchester
Open daily from dawn to dusk with free tours Monday through Friday.
Iowa’s trout brood stock station where trout are spawned, incubated and hatched annually to produce over 600,000 fish for stocking in Iowa waters.
563-927-3276
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Fishing Guide Reports:

anglerguide.com
iowadnr.gov

Live trout webcam from the Manchester Fish Hatchery

Silver Lake (Delaware)

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Location: SE edge Delhi
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Amenities at Silver Lake (Delaware) include:

  • Boat Access
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Backbone Lake

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Location: 4m SW Strawberry Point

Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only
Amenities at Backbone Lake include:

  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Boat Rental
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline

Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Schram Pond

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Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only Amenities at Schram Pond include:

  • Boat Access
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Carry Down Boat Launch

Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fountain Springs

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Location: 2.5 miles northeast of Greeley along Oak Road. Most of the fishery lies within Fountain Springs County Park

Amenities at Fountain Springs include:

  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing

Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Spring Branch

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Location: 3 miles east-southeast of Manchester off 205th Avenue. Parking available near highway 20 overpass and Manchester

Motoring Restrictions:
Good/Excellent Shore fishing
Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Richmond Springs

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Location: 3 miles south of Strawberry Point. Located entirely within Backbone State Park. Closest to north park gate access.

Accessible Pier

  • Good/Excellent Shore fishing

Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Grimes Hollow

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Location: 1.5 mile east of Colesburg off Hubbard Road. T90N-R3W; Sections 2, 3.
Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Little Turkey River

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Location: 3 miles east of Colesburg in Hoffman Wildlife Managment Area off Hubbard Road
Good/Excellent Shorefishing
Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Twin Bridges

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Location: Just south of Highway 3 about 5.5 miles west of Colesburg in Twin Bridges County Park
Good/Excellent Shore fishing
Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Baileys Ford

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Location: 3 miles southeast of Manchester – follow signage from Jefferson Road.

Boat Access

  • Accessible Pier
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Carry Down Boat Launch

Popular Fish Species at this Lake