Stream Details

Hickory Creek

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: Located 1 mile southwest of Volney off of Hickory Creek Road.
Stream Segment Length: 1.50

Amenities

Amenities at Hickory Creek include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Trout streams are in excellent condition. Look for sporadic midge hatches on warmer days. For these hatches, try using #18 or 20 emergers or nymphs with a #22 or #24 drop hook gnarly midge. Use more streamers or scuds as prey availability has changed and fish are looking for something meatier. Anglers using minnows and dark flashy hair jigs will catch fish.
    Brook Trout - Good: Water clarity is excellent so watch your shadow on clear sunny days. Anglers may want to use larger jigs or streamers that imitate minnows or small trout.
    Brown Trout - Fair: Sny Magill and North Cedar Fish and Wildlife areas were the first private lands purchased for the purpose of trout stream management open to the public, according to the 1975 Job Completion Report by Fisheries Management Section to the State Conservation Commission.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: Larger rainbows are moving upstream in preparation for spawning. Try using baits imitating minnows and small trout.
    Trout streams are in excellent condition. Look for sporadic midge hatches on warmer days. For these hatches, try using #18 or 20 emergers or nymphs with a #22 or #24 drop hook gnarly midge. Use more streamers or scuds as prey availability has changed and fish are looking for something meatier. Anglers using minnows and dark flashy hair jigs will catch fish.
    Brook Trout - Good: Water clarity is excellent so watch your shadow on clear sunny days. Anglers may want to use larger jigs or streamers that imitate minnows or small trout.
    Brown Trout - Fair: Sny Magill and North Cedar Fish and Wildlife areas were the first private lands purchased for the purpose of trout stream management open to the public, according to the 1975 Job Completion Report by Fisheries Management Section to the State Conservation Commission.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: Larger rainbows are moving upstream in preparation for spawning. Try using baits imitating minnows and small trout.

    Fishing Summary

    Hickory Creek is stocked April through October with catchable 10-12 inch brook and rainbow trout and also provides opportunities for wild brown trout. It is an unannounced stocking. Sampling data from 2011 showed 2,200 French Creek strain brown trout per mile with fish up to 15 inches collected. This is not an estimated population and actual trout numbers will be higher. Stream access is fair. Please be aware that all of the stream is on private property where only angling is permitted.(2012)

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    Popular Fish Species in this Stream

    Fish Stocking

    • annual 2013 - 200 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2013 - 1,225 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2012 - 292 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2012 - 1,565 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2011 - 155 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2011 - 1,514 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2010 - 55 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2010 - 1,071 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2009 - 1,303 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2008 - 120 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2008 - 1,195 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2007 - 100 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2007 - 1,378 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2006 - 112 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2006 - 100 Brown Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2006 - 1,111 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.

    • 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
    • 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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