Paint Creek

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: Located in Yellow River State Forest, 3 miles west of Harpers Ferry off of State Forest Road or CR B25.
Acres: 11.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Yellow River State Forest
Pikes Peak State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Paint Creek include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
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  • annual 2016 - 1,170 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 9,620 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 5/16/16 - 3,038 Rainbow Trout (10")
  • annual 2015 - 1,475 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 2,082 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 6,297 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 1,135 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 7,475 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 1,280 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 8,398 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 900 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 8,881 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2010 - 300 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2010 - 6,569 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2009 - 8,917 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2008 - 300 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2008 - 5,650 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2007 - 782 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2007 - 7,094 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Brook Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
  • Brown Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
  • Rainbow Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
  • Smallmouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 12-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • White Sucker
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.

Contacts

Fish Surveys

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Water Quality

Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases

The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.