Stream Details

Clear Creek

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: Stream runs along Highway 9 through Lansing. Public angling access is at the County Park located off South Road Drive.
Stream Segment Length: 2.00

Amenities

Amenities at Clear Creek include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Trout streams are in excellent condition. Look for sporadic midge hatches on warmer days. For these hatches, try using #18 or 20 emergers or nymphs with a #22 or #24 drop hook gnarly midge. Use more streamers or scuds as prey availability has changed and fish are looking for something meatier. Anglers using minnows and dark flashy hair jigs will catch fish.
Brook Trout - Good: Water clarity is excellent so watch your shadow on clear sunny days. Anglers may want to use larger jigs or streamers that imitate minnows or small trout.
Brown Trout - Fair: Sny Magill and North Cedar Fish and Wildlife areas were the first private lands purchased for the purpose of trout stream management open to the public, according to the 1975 Job Completion Report by Fisheries Management Section to the State Conservation Commission.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Larger rainbows are moving upstream in preparation for spawning. Try using baits imitating minnows and small trout.

Fishing Summary

Clear Creek is stocked weekly with catchable 10 to 12 inch brook and rainbow trout and provides opportunities for wild brown trout. When last sampled in 2008, Clear Creek contained 257 brown trout per mile up to 14 inches with consistent natural reproduction. This is not an estimted population and actual trout numbers will be higher. Shoreline fishing in Clear Creek Park is easy and the park provides a family friendly atmosphere. Please be aware that segments of the stream are on private property where only angling is permitted.(2012)

Stream Maps

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Special Trout Fisheries

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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • annual 2013 - 245 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2013 - 1,583 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2012 - 213 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2012 - 2,275 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2011 - 80 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2010 - 220 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2010 - 1,326 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2009 - 1,957 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2008 - 110 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2008 - 1,316 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2007 - 140 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2007 - 2,326 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 260 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 2,559 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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