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Winter Trout Spawn at Iowa Hatcheries

The scene is a trout angler's dream come true. Or nightmare of the highest order. All around this corner of the Manchester trout hatchery, 2-pound, 3-pound...7 and 8-pound rainbow trout splash in holding tanks. Glistening, colorful...but with no room to flip a fly or redworm. "We're spawning rainbow trout today," explains Randy Mack, DNR hatchery technician, as he and two co-workers wrestle 40 female trout (the big ones) and a similar number of smaller males inside the Manchester hatchery. Longtime hatchery technician Kenny Linderwell 'trays' the fertilized eggs and sets them into place along the wall. A constant flow of 52 degree water washes...
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North iowa fishing Spinfishing/flyfishing from small creeks to large natural lakes ...
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Annual Fishing (16+) - $17.50
1-Day Fishing - $8.00
Trout Fee - $11.00
Liftetime Fishing (65+) - $51.00

Annual Fishing (16+) - $39.50
1-Day Fishing - $9.00

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Iowa residents and nonresidents 16 years and older are required to have a valid fishing license on their person, and have paid all the applicable fees while fishing.

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