Stream Details

Sny Magill Creek

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: Located in the Sny Magill Wildlife Management Area, 3 miles southwest of McGregor along Keystone Road.
Stream Segment Length: 5.00

Amenities

Amenities at Sny Magill Creek include:
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Brook Trout - Slow:
Brown Trout - Slow: Hoppers and other terrestrial flies will catch fish. Also small mosquito and gnat patterns would work.
Rainbow Trout - Slow:
Trout streams are not fishable as of 9/22/2016. Streams with better water quality will clear faster. Access to many streams may be limited due to increased flows, poor road conditions, and bridge outages. Stocking has been temporarily suspended until conditions improve. The ground in many areas is saturated limiting truck access. For current trout stocking information, please call the trout stocking number at 563-927-5736.

Fishing Summary

Sny Magill is stocked weekly April through October with catchable 10-12 inch brook and rainbow trout and also provides opportunities for wild brown trout. Sampling for Sny Magill from 2010 showed 722 French Creek strain brown trout per mile with fish up to 16 inches. This is not an estimated population and actual trout numbers will be higher. First ever natural reproduction was detected during this sampling. Fingerling stocking of brown trout is suspended until confirmation is determined by another sample. Recent habitat improvement projects have provided an accessible streambank and many other easy stream access points. Primitive camping is allowed in the wildlife management area.(2012)

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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • annual 2015 - 1,850 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2015 - 11,837 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 2,283 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 8,480 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2013 - 1,415 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2013 - 9,435 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2012 - 1,630 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2012 - 10,270 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2011 - 1,020 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2011 - 11,355 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2010 - 410 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2010 - 8,137 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2009 - 11,027 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/21/2009 - 10,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • annual 2008 - 497 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2008 - 10,300 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/13/2008 - 3,543 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • annual 2007 - 1,370 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2007 - 10,324 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/24/2007 - 5,000 Brown Trout (2.1")
  • annual 2006 - 1,270 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 9,401 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 06/14/2006 - 1,900 Brown Trout (2.5")
  • 05/16/2006 - 5,000 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.

  • 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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