Stream Details

Coon Creek

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Located in Coon Creek Wildlife Management Area, 7 miles northeast of Decorah.
Stream Segment Length: 2.60

Amenities

Amenities at Coon Creek include:
  • Trails

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Brook Trout - Good: Use flies or lures that look like sculpins, dace, or suckers.
Brown Trout - Good: Post spawn fish will be actively looking for small fish.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Anglers can find Rainbow Trout hiding in the upper and lower ends of pools. Dance a meaty looking fly or lure in these areas and wait.
Trout streams are in good condition and continue fishing well. Anglers please be aware this weekend is opening shotgun deer season so make sure to wear alot of orange. A spinner or crank bait will catch trout.

Fishing Summary

Coon Creek is stocked twice monthly April through October with catchable 10-12 inch rainbow trout and is unannounced. This fishery contains stream-reared French Creek strain brown trout maintained through an annual stocking of fingerling fish. Coon Creek is located in a remote valley with only one access point. Primitive camping opportunities are available in the Coon Creek Wildlife Management Area.(2012)

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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • annual 2015 - 170 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2015 - 2,235 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 388 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 2,077 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2013 - 2,590 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/22/2013 - 2,725 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • annual 2012 - 2,660 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/08/2012 - 4,000 Brown Trout (2.1")
  • annual 2011 - 2,600 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/16/2011 - 3,688 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • annual 2010 - 2,072 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/21/2010 - 4,132 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • annual 2009 - 2,597 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2008 - 2,135 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2007 - 2,622 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 480 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 2,310 Brown Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 375 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.

  • 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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