Stream Details

North Canoe Creek

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Stream located north of Decorah. T99N, R8W, S2, 11, 14, 15, 22
Stream Segment Length: 0.50

Amenities

Amenities at North Canoe 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.
    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 Canoe contains stream-reared French Creek strain brown trout maintained through annual fingerling stocking. Sampling data from 2007 showed 52 French Creek strain brown trout per mile with fish up to 16 inches. This stream is entirely on private property and requires landowner permission 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

    • May 11 2015 12:00AM - 8,000 Brown Trout (4")
    • Jun 2 2014 12:00AM - 5,360 Brown Trout (2")
    • 05/07/2012 - 8,000 Brown Trout (2.1)
    • 05/16/2011 - 7,376 Brown Trout (2.0")
    • 05/24/2010 - 7,015 Brown Trout (2.0")
    • 05/21/2009 - 8,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/13/2008 - 7,514 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/24/2007 - 4,000 Brown Trout (2.1")
    • 05/16/2006 - 4,000 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

    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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