Stream Details

North Cedar Creek

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: Located 3 miles west of McGregor off of CR B60 or Ivory Road.
Stream Segment Length: 2.00

Amenities

Amenities at North Cedar Creek include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brook Trout - Good: Stream conditions are excellent and require a bit more stealth when approaching.
    Brown Trout - Good: Caddis flies, small mayflies, midges and gnats are becoming more numerous. Dry fly angling has been excellent. Try using a #16 or 18 for the pale evening dun hatches. Also try a blue wing olive with a gnarly midge dropper. Be prepared to change flies often.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: All streams are being stocked with trout. For stocked trout, try using a hook tipped with a worm, cheese or dough ball.
    Trout anglers be aware turkey hunting season runs through May 22. Hunters are highly camouflaged. Wear bright colors but NOT red, blue, brown, or white. Morel mushrooms are also beginning to pop up. Our angler accesses on private property only allow for fishing. All other activities must be permitted by the landowner.
    Brook Trout - Good: Stream conditions are excellent and require a bit more stealth when approaching.
    Brown Trout - Good: Caddis flies, small mayflies, midges and gnats are becoming more numerous. Dry fly angling has been excellent. Try using a #16 or 18 for the pale evening dun hatches. Also try a blue wing olive with a gnarly midge dropper. Be prepared to change flies often.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: All streams are being stocked with trout. For stocked trout, try using a hook tipped with a worm, cheese or dough ball.
    Water clarity is excellent but may turn off color depending on rain amounts over the next several days. This may spur a feeding frenzy for brown trout. Our angler accesses on private property only allow for fishing. All other activities must be permitted by the landowner.

    Fishing Summary

    North Cedar upstream of Ivory Road is stocked twice a month April through October with catchable 10-12 inch brook and rainbow trout and is unannounced. The far upstream segment receives an annual stocking of French Creek strain fingerling brown trout. A Wisconsin strain of brook trout was also introduced in 2006 and again in 2009 and 2010. Sampling data for 2011 showed 168 brown trout per mile with fish up to 14 inches and 120 brook trout per mile with fish up to 12 inches. Only limited natural reproduction of both species has been documented. This is not an estimated population and actual trout numbers will be higher. North Cedar is a small stream with heavy tree cover. Primitive camping is available.(2012)

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    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

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    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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