Stream Details

Bankston Creek

General Information

County: Dubuque
Location: Just south of Park Hollow Road, 3 miles north of Bankston in Bankston County Park
Stream Segment Length: 0.60

Amenities

Amenities at Bankston Creek include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

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Fishing Summary

Bankston is stocked with catchable brook and rainbow trout during April-October. Middle Fork Little Maquoketa River (aka Bankston) also supports a low-density of wild brown trout origininating from natural reproduction in the watershed. Fairly easy access to most areas on the county property with primitive camping available.(2012)

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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • annual 2015 - 1,666 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2015 - 6,466 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 1,575 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 5,465 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2013 - 1,575 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2013 - 5,590 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2012 - 1,220 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2012 - 6,435 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2011 - 1,690 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2011 - 5,410 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2010 - 930 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2010 - 6,031 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2009 - 170 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2009 - 8,050 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2008 - 995 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2008 - 4,020 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2007 - 850 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2007 - 6,884 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 850 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 1,950 Brown Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 4,950 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)

Regulations

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
  • 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.

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.

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