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Ideas for spring fishing success

By Bob Jensen — Fishing the Midwest


Leave wildlife babies alone

It's as predictable as May flowers - from border to border, the Wildlife Baby Season has arrived in Iowa. From now until at least mid-June, DNR field offices across the state will be inundated with hundreds of phone calls and scores of deliveries regarding "orphaned wildlife."

Fish Iowa! offers webinar on kayak fishing basics

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a free kayak fishing basics webinar via Zoom from 6-7 p.m. Monday, May 16, for those who have little or no experience and want to learn more about how to get started.

Five boating tips to keep waters clean all season long

Iowa boat owners can help to protect the environment by following five simple tips all summer long.

• Take time to prepare your boat’s shrink wrap for recycling by removing vents, strapping or zippers. Only the plastic film can be recycled. Many shrink wrap recycling programs today are offered at the local level, so if your marina does not recycle, ask your county government. Some boaters have found that by carefully removing the wrap it can be reused for a second season.

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