Dr. Andrew Hosmanek (site author) lives in Iowa City and teaches at a large university there.  I have been trout fishing in Iowa for over 20 years.  I started this site several years ago out of frustration at the lack of good information on Iowa trout streams.  I believe our trout streams and natural areas are best served when people use them, enjoy them, and become advocates to protect them.


The Reverend T. lives in Southern Iowa where he farms, fishes, and makes excellent hard cider.  Rev. T. is my trout fishing partner and our adventures are chronicled in many of the trip reports in this site.  He consistently outfishes me.