Fishing is open year round at Saylorville Lake with a valid State of Iowa Fishing License. Multiple game species are able to be caught above the dam as well as in the tail waters of the reservoir. The USACE has teamed up with local state agencies and clubs to provide excellent opportunities for anglers of all ages and abilities to catch the many fish species of the Des Moines River. Some of the more popular species are Wipers, Flathead and Channel Catfish, Walleye, Largemouth, and panfish as well as Muskie and Northern Pike. Lake maps are available locating planted fish structures with GPS coordinates.