Stream Details

Monastery Creek

General Information

County: Dubuque
Location: Monastery Creek can be accessed through the Dubuque County Swiss Valley Nature Preserve about 4 miles SW of Dubuque off of Swiss Valley Rd.
Stream Segment Length: 0.20

Amenities

Amenities at Monastery Creek include:
  • Trails

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

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Fishing Summary

Monastery Creek is somewhat diffiuclt to access and maintains a low to moderate density trout fishery, but provides an opportunity to catch stream-reared or naturally reproduced brown trout. Downstream portions of the stream are owned by Dubuque County. (2012)

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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • 05/16/2013 - 1,000 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • 05/17/2012 - 1,000 Brown Trout (2.1")
  • 05/17/2011 - 1,000 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • 05/10/2010 - 750 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • 05/19/2009 - 1,000 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • 05/22/2008 - 709 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • 05/30/2007 - 1,000 Brown Trout (2.1")
  • 05/15/2006 - 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.

  • 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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