Turkey River Fly Fishing

The MOST popular fly fishing river in Iowa.

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Northwest of Dubuque and Elkader, the Turkey River is popular with fly fishermen due to the yearround stock trout fishing. The trout stocking comes from the Big Springs hatchery.

Overall, Turkey River is the 1st most popular fly fishing river of all 3 fly fishing spots in Iowa.


Local Contact(s):  DNR (515) 281-5918; Northeast Iowa Fly Fishing guides, Decorah; Bear Creek Anglers (563) 419-4433

Recommended Book:  "Orvis Fly Fishing Guide" from Tom Rosenbauer

Base Camp:  Big Joes Little Campground, Dorchester (563) 497-3500

Luxury Loding:  Fern Hollow Cabin, Decorah (563) 382-8013

Reference Source:  click here http://www.iowadnr.gov/fish/fishing/trout/troutstr.html

Article Source:   Best Turkey River Fly Fishing Review https://www.myriverguide.com/?id=22527

GPS:  42.843169, -91.40227

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  6/28/2016

ID:  22527

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