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:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brown Trout - Good: Anglers may start to see more color on trout and the kype on male becomes more pronounced as Brown Trout spawning seasons gets closer.
    Trout streams are fishable. Please be aware that many roads and parking lots sustained some damage and adjust accordingly. Stocking has resumed on all streams where possible. There have been nice hatches of small mayflies midday. Bring lots of bug spray as mosquito hatches are incredible. For current trout stocking information, please call the trout stocking number at 563-927-5736.
    Brook Trout - Good: Watch the stream bottom as brookies begin to build their nests or redds in the stream bottom.
    Rainbow Trout - Good:

    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)

    Stream Maps

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    Popular Fish Species in this Stream

    Fish Stocking

    • annual 2015 - 350 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2015 - 1,615 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2014 - 315 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2014 - 865 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2013 - 75 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2013 - 825 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2012 - 152 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2012 - 2,140 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2010 - 100 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2010 - 1,254 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2009 - 1,203 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2008 - 60 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2008 - 690 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2007 - 100 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2007 - 1,220 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2006 - 100 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2006 - 400 Brown Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2006 - 1,100 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
    • 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:
    • Shorthead redhorse
      • 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.
    • 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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