Stream Details

French Creek

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: Located on French Creek Wildlife Management Area and private land 6 miles northeast of Waukon.
Stream Segment Length: 5.60

Amenities

Amenities at French Creek include:
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Brook Trout - Good: A variety of aquatic and terrestrial insects, such as ants and beetles, are more numerous. Use care not to spook a feeding fish.
Brown Trout - Fair: Hendrickson, caddis, and cranefly hatches occurring. Use hendrickson, gnat, or beadhead nymph patterns and watch the water boil. Pale yellow, black, brown, grey colors working.
Rainbow Trout - Good: A piece of worm or small cheese chunk on a hook under a bobber work in the deeper holes or floated past an undercut bank. A variety of small spinnerbaits also work.
Trout streams clearing after last weeks rain but flows remain elevated. A light spinning rod/reel combo is a perfect set up for beginning trout anglers. Anglers beware-yellow wild parsnip starting to bloom. Catchable trout are stocked weekly as weather and water conditions permit. Listen to the trout stocking hotline for daily plants at 563-927-5736.

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    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: Artificial lures only in posted areas. Artificial lure means lures that do not contain or have applied to them any natural or human-made substance designed to attract fish by the sense of taste or smell.
    • 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: Catch and release only. Artificial lures only in posted areas. Artificial lure means lures that do not contain or have applied to them any natural or human-made substance designed to attract fish by the sense of taste or smell.

    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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