Stream Details

Bear Creek

General Information

County: Fayette
Location: Located 6 miles southeast of Fayette off of Kornhill Road or CR C24. Access from 128th Street.
Stream Segment Length: 1.20

Amenities

Amenities at Bear Creek include:
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Brook Trout - Fair: A variety of aquatic and terrestrial insects, such as ants and beetles, are more numerous. Small spinnerbaits and jigs tipped with twistertails work for trout.
Brown Trout - Good: Hendrickson, caddis, and cranefly hatches occurring. Crickets common along streams now. Use hendrickson, gnat, or beadhead nymph patterns. Pale yellow, black, brown, grey colors working.
Rainbow Trout - Fair: A piece of worm or small cheese chunk on a hook under a bobber works in deeper holes or floated past an undercut bank. A variety of small spinnerbaits work well.
Small game hunting seasons open in Iowa. Many trout streams flow though areas with hunting. Wear bright colors. Due to recent rain activity, streams will be stocked depending on stream conditions day of stocking. Listen to the trout stocking hotline for daily information at 563-927-5736.

Fishing Summary

Bear Creek is stocked weekly April, May, June, September and October with catchable 10-12 inch brook and rainbow trout. Bear Creek is not a coldwater stream and does not support trout populations most summers. Access is from the end of 128th Street. A 0.5 mile walking trail continues to the stream. Please be aware that this stream is on private property where only angling is permitted.(2012)

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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • annual 2017 - 325 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 1,450 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 180 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 1,660 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 350 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 1,615 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 315 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 865 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 75 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 825 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 152 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 2,140 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2010 - 100 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2010 - 1,254 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2009 - 1,203 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2008 - 60 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2008 - 690 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)

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
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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
  • Rock Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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.

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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