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 - Fair: Use scuds or stonefly imitations for fish not rising to the surface.
    Brown Trout - Fair: A great time to fish for Brown Trout is when water turns off color from rainfall events. Try caddis fly and midge larvae imitations hatching off the water. Also, nice hatches of blue wing olives and dark hendricksons are occurring on warmer sunny afternoons.
    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.
    Streams with better water quality will clear faster. Rainfall amount and severity will determine how muddy streams get. Visit http://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Trout-Fishing for the proposed stocking schedule. Call 563-927-5736 for current stocking. Use jigs tipped with twistertails, feathered spinnerbaits, or flashy spoons. Use a nightcrawler to catch a freshly stocked fish.

    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

    • 05/11/2015 - 8,000 Brown Trout (4")
    • 06/02/2014 - 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")

    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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