The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and CB Parks and Rec will stock 1,000 rainbow trout in Big Lake on Thursday, October 31st. The Decorah Fish Hatchery truck plans to arrive around 2:00 p.m.
Iowa residents and non-residents, regardless of age, must pay a trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Individuals, 16 years and older, must also have a valid fishing license. Children, under 16 years, fishing with a properly licensed adult (i.e. fishing license & trout fee) do not need a trout fee to fish for or possess trout, but together their daily limit is five trout. For more information on fishing rules, see the 2019 Iowa Fishing Regulations booklet.
A fishing license and trout fee can be obtained at any local hunting and fishing license sales agents or from the link of the Iowa DNR homepage at www.iowadnr.gov
Additional trout stocking is planned through the ice in January 2020.
For more information, contact the Southwest Iowa Fisheries Office at 712-769-2587 or 712-250-0010(cell).