Stream Details

South Cedar Creek

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: Located 2 miles south of Garnavillo and may be accessed from Jigsaw Road.
Stream Segment Length: 0.50

Amenities

Amenities at South Cedar 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.
    The road to Decorah Fish Hatchery will be under construction through June. Rainfall amount through the weekend will determine how muddy streams get. Call 563-927-5736 for current stocking locations. Use jigs tipped with twistertails, feathered spinnerbaits, or flashy spoons. Use a nightcrawler to catch a freshly stocked fish.

    Fishing Summary

    South Cedar is stocked weekly April, May, June, September and October with catchable 10-12 inch brook and rainbow trout. It is an unannounced stocking. French Creek fingerling brown trout have been stocked annually since 2006.(2012)

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    Popular Fish Species in this Stream

    Fish Stocking

    • annual 2015 - 335 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2015 - 2,840 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • 05/13/2015 - 2,000 Brown Trout (4")
    • annual 2014 - 400 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2014 - 2,575 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • 06/02/2014 - 1,320 Brown Trout (2")
    • annual 2013 - 270 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2013 - 2,915 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2012 - 138 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2012 - 2,520 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • 05/07/2012 - 1,840 Brown Trout (2.1")
    • annual 2011 - 115 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2011 - 2,071 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • 05/16/2011 - 1,900 Brown Trout (2.0")
    • annual 2010 - 80 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2010 - 1,645 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2009 - 1,954 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • 05/21/2009 - 2,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • annual 2008 - 60 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2008 - 1,560 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • 05/13/2008 - 1,417 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • annual 2007 - 110 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
    • annual 2007 - 1,590 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
    • 05/24/2007 - 2,000 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
    • 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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