Stream Details

Burr Oak Creek

General Information

County: Mitchell
Location: Stream located just north of Osage. T98N, R16W, S4, 5, 9, 10
Stream Segment Length: 2.00

Amenities

Amenities at Burr Oak Creek include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brown Trout - Good: Use a hopper pattern in pastured or open areas. In wooded areas in the morning, use #22-24 trico patterns. In the evening, use #18-20 blue wing olive patterns.
    Hunting season started. Many streams run through wildlife management areas where hunting is allowed. Wear bright clothing when not stalking a trout. Trout streams are in good condition. Call 563-927-5736 for current catchable trout stocking locations.
    Brook Trout - Good: A variety of small mayflies are hatching mid-afternoon. Use a dry fly for insects hatching off the water surface. Use a nymph or scud dropper for subsurface critters.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: Freshly stocked trout are hitting a variety of lures and baits. Try a feathered spinner drifted along an undercut bank for fun.

    Fishing Summary

    Burr Oak Creek contains stream-reared brown trout. Annual stocking of fingerling French Creek strain brown trout was discontinued in 2011 when natural reproduction of brown trout was first documented. This stream is entirely on private property and requires landowner permission to access this fishery. Due to private ownership of this stream, no map is available.(2012)

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    Popular Fish Species in this Stream

    Fish Stocking

    • 05/21/2009 - 2,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/13/2008 - 1,417 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/24/2007 - 2,000 Brown Trout (2.1")

    Regulations

    The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

    • 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

    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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