Stream Details

Miners Creek

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: Stream is located west of Guttenberg. T92N, R2W, S7, 18 and T29N, R3W, S12
Stream Segment Length: 0.80

Amenities

Amenities at Miners Creek include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    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: Black fly midge or hare's ear wet flies are attracting bows fished in the riffles. Try slowly pulling a black bead head fly with a yellow scud dropper through the upper and lower ends of pools for trout in deeper water.
    Urban catchable trout stocking is in full swing. Please check our webpage for dates and locations. We could be stocking a lake near you. Recent rainfall muddied up many trout streams due to water running over frozen ground but are clearing quickly with elevated flows. Winter trout anglers please be advised that gravel roads in our area are in poor condition due to freezing rain. Road crews are working to improve them but single digit temperatures are hampering efforts.

    Fishing Summary

    This stream is maintained through annual stocking of fingerling French Creek strain brown trout and entirely on private property. Landowner permission is required to access this 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

    • 05/13/2015 - 3,000 Brown Trout (4")
    • 06/02/2014 - 1,980 Brown Trout (2")
    • 05/22/2013 - 3,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/07/2012 - 2,760 Brown Trout (2.1")
    • 05/16/2011 - 2,730 Brown Trout (2.0")
    • 05/21/2009 - 3,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/13/2008 - 2,123 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/24/2007 - 3,000 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

    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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