Stream Details

Pine Creek

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: Located on Pine Creek Wildlife Management Area, 2 miles northeast of Sattre on Balsam Road or CR W60.
Stream Segment Length: 2.50

Amenities

Amenities at Pine Creek include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brown Trout - Excellent: Brown trout are more active when water is off color. A hopper pattern with a scud dropper is a dangerous combination.
    Trout stream are in good condition baring major rainfall events. Be respectful of private property. It is a privilege to fish these areas in Iowa. Keep them clean. Call 563-927-5736 for current catchable trout stocking locations. Wild parsnip is done for the year but beware of first year plants. Freshly stocked trout are hiting a variety of lures and baits.
    Brook Trout - Excellent: A variety of small mayflies are hatching mid-afternoon. Use a dry fly for insects hatching off the water surface. Use a nymph or scud dropper for subsurface critters.
    Rainbow Trout - Excellent: Flies imitating grasshoppers, crickets, and ants will turn a trout head this time of year. Use any number of black ant or leaf hopper patterns for rainbows.

    Fishing Summary

    Pine Creek is stocked with French Creek strain fingerling brown trout annually. A Wisconsin strain brook trout was introduced in 2006 and again in 2009 and 2010. Sampling results in 2010 indicate good survival of brook trout with natural reproduction occurring. Brown trout reproduction has not been documented and population is maintained by annual stocking of French Creek strain brown trout fingerlings. There were 292 brown trout per mile with fish up to 11 inches and 317 brook trout per mile with fish up to 10 inches collected. This is not an estimated population and actual trout numbers will be higher. Brown trout are most abundant in the lower 1.5 miles of stream. Brook trout reproduction is occurring in the upstream 1 mile of the stream. Pine Creek WMA offers excellent hiking opportunities with fair shoreline access to the fishery. Primitive camping is available on the wildlife management area.(2012)

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    Popular Fish Species in this Stream

    Fish Stocking

    • 05/13/2015 - 5,000 Brown Trout (4")
    • 06/02/2014 - 3,350 Brown Trout (2")
    • 05/22/2013 - 5,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/08/2012 - 5,080 Brown Trout (2.1")
    • 06/07/2010 - 1,220 Brook Trout (2.75")
    • 05/22/2009 - 1,000 Brook Trout (3.0")
    • 05/21/2009 - 5,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/13/2008 - 3,543 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/24/2007 - 5,000 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.

    • Brook 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
    • 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
    • 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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