Stream Details

Patterson Creek

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: Stream located 4 miles northwest of Waukon.
Stream Segment Length: 1.40

Amenities

Amenities at Patterson Creek include:
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Brook Trout - Fair: A variety of aquatic and terrestrial insects, such as ants and beetles, are more numerous. Small spinnerbaits and jigs tipped with twistertails work for trout.
Brown Trout - Good: Hendrickson, caddis, and cranefly hatches occurring. Crickets common along streams now. Use hendrickson, gnat, or beadhead nymph patterns. Pale yellow, black, brown, grey colors working.
Rainbow Trout - Fair: A piece of worm or small cheese chunk on a hook under a bobber works in deeper holes or floated past an undercut bank. A variety of small spinnerbaits work well.
Small game hunting seasons open in Iowa. Many trout streams flow though areas with hunting. Wear bright colors. Due to recent rain activity, streams will be stocked depending on stream conditions day of stocking. Listen to the trout stocking hotline for daily information at 563-927-5736.

Fishing Summary

Patterson Creek is stocked weekly April, May, June, September and October with catchable 10-12 inch rainbow trout and provides opportunities for wild brown trout. It was sampled in 2011 and natural reproduction of brown trout was detected for the first time. There were 1492 French Creek strain brown trout per mile with fish up to 14 inches collected. This is not an estimated population and actual trout numbers will be higher. This stream is on private property open to public fishing. It is lightly grazed and affords excellent stream access.(2012)

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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • annual 2017 - 1,035 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 3,002 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 216 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 4,684 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 520 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 5,118 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 894 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 4,216 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 4,850 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 5,685 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 103 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 4,569 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2010 - 4,150 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 05/24/2010 - 4,026 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • annual 2009 - 5,060 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 05/21/2009 - 4,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • annual 2008 - 3,042 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 05/13/2008 - 3,943 Brown Trout (4.0")

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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