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

Trout streams are in excellent condition and continue fishing well. Anglers please be aware this weekend is second shotgun deer season so make sure to wear alot of orange. A spinner or crank bait will catch trout.
Brook Trout - Good: Use flies or lures that look like sculpins, dace, or suckers.
Brown Trout - Good: Anglers have had success using a nymph rig with a scud dropper but most fish were hitting wet flies.
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.

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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.

    • 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.

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    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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