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

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

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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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • annual 2017 - 505 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 2,435 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 255 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 2,030 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 450 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 1,813 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 385 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 1,490 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 245 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 1,583 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 213 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 2,275 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 80 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2010 - 220 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2010 - 1,326 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2009 - 1,957 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2008 - 110 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2008 - 1,316 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
  • 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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