Stream Details

East Pine Creek

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Stream located east of Bluffton. T100N, R9W, S21, 22, 23
Stream Segment Length: 5.80

Amenities

Amenities at East Pine Creek include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    All stream stockings are unannounced in October. All streams continue to be stocked. Trout streams are in good condition. Trout spawning season is upon us. Walk carefully around freshly cleared areas in streams. These are trout nests or "redds". Many streams run through wildlife management areas where hunting is allowed. Wear bright clothing when not stalking a trout.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: Freshly stocked trout are hitting a variety of lures and baits. Try a feathered spinner drifted along an undercut bank for fun. Always leave gates and fences as you find them.
    Brown Trout - Excellent: Fall rains put the browns in a feeding frenzy. Use a hopper pattern in pastured or open areas. In wooded areas in the morning, use #22-24 trico patterns. In the evening, use #18-20 blue wing olive patterns.
    Brook Trout - Good: Vibrant colors abound on spawning fish. A variety of small mayflies are hatching mid-afternoon. Use a dry fly for insects hatching off the water surface. Use a nymph or scud dropper for subsurface critters.

    Fishing Summary

    This stream is stocked annually with French Creek strain brown trout. It is entirely on private property and requires landowner permission to access fishery. Due to private ownership of this stream, no map is available.(2012)

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    Popular Fish Species in this Stream

    Fish Stocking

    • 6/6/16 - 2,100 Brown Trout (4")
    • 06/02/2014 - 1,340 Brown Trout (2")
    • 05/21/2013 - 2,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/07/2012 - 1,840 Brown Trout (2.1")
    • 05/16/2011 - 1,844 Brown Trout (2.0")
    • 05/21/2009 - 2,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/13/2008 - 1,417 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/24/2007 - 2,000 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.

    • 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
    • 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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