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Best places to fish

Best places to fish

 The best places to fish in and around Des Moines County are:
 #1  Big Hollow Des Moines County's newest lake - Big Hollow - is really becoming a great place to fish. The 178 acre lake offers shore and boat fishing opportunities and the 90 acres of standing timber that was flooded to create the lake offers plenty of structure.

Fish for: crappie, bluegill, bass, catfish. Muskies are also present in the lake.
 #2 Lake Geode
Managed by Iowa DNR
Most of this state park actually is located in adjacent Henry County but it's just a short drive west. Locals have long known Geode to be a great place for crappie, bluegill and bass though it does offer other species.
 #3 Mississippi River Pool 19 Whether you're looking for monster catfish or slab crappies, the Mighty Mississippi offers plenty of opportunity. DMCC offers multiple river accesses for those looking to spend some time on the muddy waters of the river.

There are many more places to check out in Des Moines County. Check out all of Des Moines County Conservation's Recreation Areas.
 Best places to
Des Moines County Conservation

13700 Washington Rd.
West Burlington, IA 52655

Ph: (319) 753-8260