Stream Details

Dutton Springs Creek

General Information

County: Fayette
Location: Located 3 miles northeast of West Union in Dutton's Cave Park.
Stream Segment Length: 0.27


Amenities at Dutton Springs Creek include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Catchable trout are stocked in all streams as weather and water conditions permit. Listen to the trout stocking hotline for daily plants at 563-927-5736. Plan a trip to your favorite trout stream. Check out the calendar at Trout country received 6-12 inches of snow. Most snow covered roads should melt quickly when the sun comes out. Fun in snow covered woods continues for hearty trout anglers.
Brook Trout - Good: To catch a sly brookie, match what's hatching. Nothing hatching. Use a streamer to mimic minnows or subsurface flies like scuds or pheasant tail nymphs.
Brown Trout - Good: Melt water and run-off inputs drive Brown Trout into a feeding frenzy. Use small midge, caddis, or flashy streamer patterns.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Float a feathered spinner or crankbait past a freshly stocked fish. A piece of worm under a bobber will also work in the deeper holes.

Fishing Summary

Fingerling South Pine strain brook trout were stocked from 2000 through 2002, 2005 and again in 2010 with only spotty natural reproduction. The springhead of this stream starts in Dutton's Cave Park, a county owned park. Bank access in the park is easy. Landowner permission is required on private property. No map is available for this stream.(2012)

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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • 05/24/2013 - 500 Brook Trout (4.0")
  • 05/25/2010 - 500 Brook Trout (2.5")


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

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.