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 mayfly, caddis fly, and small gnat imitations for the hatching insects.
    Brown Trout - Good: Off color water is a great time to fish for Brown Trout. Try caddis fly and mayfly imitations hatching off the water. Try using leach or streamer patterns for more aggressive fish.
    Streams conditions are good. Wild Parsnip is in full bloom. Wear light clothing to protect exposed skin from this plants effects. Call 563-927-5736 for catchable trout stocking locations. Use jigs tipped with twistertails, feathered spinnerbaits, or flashy spoons. Use a nightcrawler to catch a freshly stocked fish.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: Fish rainbow trout in the head end of riffles. Try slowly pulling a black bead head fly with a light colored scud or midge dropper through the upper and lower ends of pools for trout in deeper water.
    Brook Trout - Good: With grasses and other forbs in full bloom, now is the time to consider switching to terrestrial insects. Ants, flies, caddis, and small gnat imitations for insects falling or flying around the water.
    Brown Trout - Good: Catch has been variable lately. Off color water is a great time to fish for Brown Trout. Try caddis fly and mayfly imitations hatching off the water. Try using leach or streamer patterns for more aggressive fish.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: Scuds, stonefly, and common garden hackle imitations should turn a rainbow head.
    Streams with better water quality will clear quicker. Wild Parsnip is in full bloom. Wear light clothing to protect exposed skin from this plants effects. Call 563-927-5736 for current catchable trout stocking locations. Use jigs tipped with twistertails, feathered spinnerbaits, or flashy spoons. Use a nightcrawler to catch a freshly stocked fish.

    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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