Stream Details

Little Turkey River

General Information

County: Delaware
Location: 3 miles east of Colesburg in Hoffman Wildlife Managment Area off Hubbard Road
Stream Segment Length: 1.20

Amenities

Amenities at Little Turkey River include:
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Brown Trout - Fair: Use spinners or dry flies concentrating efforts near overhead cover and other habitat.
Recent fish sampling surveys on the Upper Maquoketa River (Trout Portion) has shown good numbers of brown trout with many of quality size.

Fishing Summary

This fishery receives unannounced stockings of brook and rainbow trout during April-October of each year. The stream also contains stream-reared and wild brown trout. Primitive camping is allowed on the state owned property.(2012)

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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • May 21 2015 12:00AM - 3,500 Brown Trout (3")
  • annual 2015 - 1,020 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2015 - 2,837 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • Jun 27 2014 12:00AM - 2,310 Brown Trout (2")
  • annual 2014 - 700 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 2,587 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2013 - 850 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2013 - 2,561 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2012 - 650 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2012 - 3,585 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2011 - 1,075 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2011 - 2,460 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/17/2011 - 3,497 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • annual 2010 - 460 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2010 - 2,345 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/10/2010 - 1,500 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • annual 2009 - 68 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2009 - 2,881 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/20/2009 - 4,000 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • annual 2008 - 386 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2008 - 1,224 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/22/2008 - 2,480 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • annual 2007 - 350 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2007 - 1,900 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 06/05/2007 - 3,500 Brown Trout (2.1")
  • annual 2006 - 390 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 1,125 Brown Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 1,060 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/10/2006 - 3,500 Brown Trout (2.3")

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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