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 at North Canoe Creek include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brook Trout - Good: Brook trout are fall spawners so watch for shallow cleared gravel depressions or nests called redds and walk around these areas. Spawning usually takes place in October and November with fry emerging from the streambed in March and April
    Brown Trout - Good: Brown trout are building nests or redds. Anglers can find fish guarding these areas. Please walk around these small cleared depressions in the stream bottom.
    Blue wing olive hatches are more prevalent in late afternoon to early evening now. Also look for sporadic midge hatches. For these hatches, try using #18 or 20 emergers or nymphs with a #22 or #24 drop hook gnarly midge. Anglers using nightcrawlers, crankbaits and spinnerbaits will catch fish.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: Rainbow trout spawn in the spring, usually from March to May in riffles and gravel runs.

    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

    • 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")
    • 05/23/2005 - 2,000 Brown Trout (4")


    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.