Stream Details

Bohemian Creek

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Located about 1.5 miles east of Protivin.
Stream Segment Length: 0.30

Amenities

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

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Brook Trout - Fair: Use scuds or stonefly imitations for fish not rising to the surface.
Brown Trout - Fair: A great time to fish for Brown Trout is when water turns off color from rainfall events. Try caddis fly and midge larvae imitations hatching off the water. Also, nice hatches of blue wing olives and dark hendricksons are occurring on warmer sunny afternoons.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Fish rainbow trout in the head end of riffles. Try slowly pulling a black bead head fly with a light colored scud or midge dropper through the upper and lower ends of pools for trout in deeper water.
Streams with better water quality will clear faster. Rainfall amount and severity will determine how muddy streams get. Visit http://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Trout-Fishing for the proposed stocking schedule. Call 563-927-5736 for current stocking. Use jigs tipped with twistertails, feathered spinnerbaits, or flashy spoons. Use a nightcrawler to catch a freshly stocked fish.

Fishing Summary

Bohemian Creek is stocked weekly April through October with catchable 10-12 inch brook and rainbow trout. This stream also contains stream-reared French Creek strain brown trout maintained through an annual stocking of fingerling fish. Sampling data from 2011 showed 132 brown trout per mile with fish up to 20 inches collected. This is not an estimated population and actual trout numbers will be higher. Streambank access is easy. Please be aware that a segment of the stream is on private property where only angling is permitted. (2012)

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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • annual 2015 - 460 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2015 - 4,667 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 06/09/2015 - 4,000 Brown Trout (4")
  • annual 2014 - 639 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 4,184 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 06/02/2014 - 2,680 Brown Trout (2")
  • annual 2013 - 531 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2013 - 4,305 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/28/2013 - 4,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • annual 2012 - 172 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2012 - 4,244 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/07/2012 - 4,000 Brown Trout (2.1")
  • annual 2011 - 226 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2011 - 4,530 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2010 - 146 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2010 - 3,826 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2009 - 5,132 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/21/2009 - 2,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • annual 2008 - 157 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2008 - 3,980 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/13/2008 - 709 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • annual 2007 - 168 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2007 - 5,175 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/24/2007 - 1,000 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.

  • 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
  • Rock Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • 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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