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 - Good: For stained water, try using a streamer or minnow imitation.
Brown Trout - Good: A nice variety of insects have been hatching in the evenings. Try using a #18 blue wing olive or #14 or #16 caddis fly imitation. Strong midges hatches have also been occurring.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Remember, a few of our streams are not stocked in July and August as these streams tend to get too warm for cold water fish. Please refer to our calendar and map to find out which ones. Spin fishers might try using spinners or worms for success.
Trout streams with better watersheds are fishable but flows are up. Trout anglers be aware! Wild Parsnip is still blooming. Take care when walking through this weed when getting to your favorite stream. Don't let it touch your skin. It reacts with the sun and causes horrible blisters.

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)

Stream Maps

Download Printable Stream Map

Parking Access
Catchable Trout Waters
Special Trout Fisheries

You can zoom the map in and out using the slider on the left hand side, and you can pan the map by clicking and dragging. Rollover features for more information. Click streams to go to their page.

Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • annual 2015 - 520 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2015 - 5,118 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 894 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 4,216 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2013 - 4,850 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2012 - 5,685 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2011 - 103 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2011 - 4,569 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2010 - 4,150 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/24/2010 - 4,026 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • annual 2009 - 5,060 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/21/2009 - 4,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • annual 2008 - 3,042 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/13/2008 - 3,943 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • annual 2007 - 4,631 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/24/2007 - 2,000 Brown Trout (2.1")
  • annual 2006 - 140 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 3,577 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/16/2006 - 2,000 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
  • 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.

Return