12 Fishing Spots To Discover
Get ready to explore Dubuque's fishing hotspots.
Be sure to follow the latest social distancing guidelines from the State of Iowa to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
A.Y. McDonald Park
Located at the north end of Kerper Boulevard at Hawthorne Street and Volunteer Drive, the park is 8 acres in size and includes fishing piers on the Mississippi.
Bowstring Wildlife Area
This 87-acre woodland area features wooded hillsides that open into several fingers of restored prairies offering a view over the floodplain bottom bordering Lytle Creek.
140 acre woodland park that features a spring fed, stocked trout stream. Algific slopes within the park are a site for nature study.
Iowa Department of Natural resources stocks catchable sized trout in the pond twice a year.
John G. Bergfeld Recreation Area
The John G. Bergfeld Recreation Area is a 30 acre park located in the Dubuque Industrial Park West, 7600 Chavenelle Road. This park is a family and pet-friendly park and includes a fishing pond with two fishing jetties.
Massey Marina Park
The park offers complete boating access to Mississippi River Pool No. 12 as well as fishing at the park.
Miller Riverview Park & Campgrounds
20 acres offering fishing areas and a walking/biking path with a great view of the Mississippi River.
Mud Lake Park
Mud Lake Park is located six miles north of Dubuque along the beautiful bluff land scenery of the Mississippi River.
New Wine Park
This scenic, wooded site on the North Fork Maquoketa River is located about 5 miles north of Dyersville off Highway 136.
Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area
Ringneck Ridge is a Dubuque County Conservation Board wildlife area with access to a pond for fishing access.
Swiss Valley Nature Preserve
The Swiss Valley Nature Preserve has ten miles of hiking trails and the stream is stocked with trout.
Whitewater Canyon Wildlife Area
Bridging the lines between Dubuque, Jackson and Jones counties, Whitewater Canyon Wildlife Area is one of the jewels in the area offering fishing at Whitewater Creek.
Get the night crawlers and pole ready and get to fishing #whereiowastarted. Don’t forget to also have your up to date license. Don’t have one? You can purchase one through the Iowa DNR online.