Stream Details

Spring Creek

General Information

County: Mitchell
Location: Located on the west edge of Orchard.
Stream Segment Length: 0.80

Amenities

Amenities at Spring Creek include:
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Brook Trout - Good: For stained water, try using a streamer or minnow imitation. Terrestrial bugs are beginning to show up on streams. Ants, grasshoppers, and crickets should start to turn heads.
Brown Trout - Good: A nice variety of insects have been hatching in the late afternoon. Try using a #18 blue wing olive or #14 or #16 caddis fly imitation. Strong midge hatches have also been occurring.
Many trout streams are fishable. The spotty nature of Tuesday's rain has caused some streams to be off color. Flows remain up. 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.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Spin fishers might try using spinners or worms for success.
Many trout streams are fishable. The spotty nature of Tuesday's rain has caused some streams to be off color. Flows remain up. 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.
Brown Trout - Good: A nice variety of insects have been hatching in the late afternoon. Try using a #18 blue wing olive or #14 or #16 caddis fly imitation. Strong midge hatches have also been occurring.
Brook Trout - Good: For stained water, try using a streamer or minnow imitation. Terrestrial bugs are beginning to show up on streams. Ants, grasshoppers, and crickets should start to turn heads.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Spin fishers might try using spinners or worms for success.

Fishing Summary

Spring Creek is stocked weekly April through October with catchable 10-12 inch brook and rainbow trout. This fishery contains low numbers of stream-reared French Creek strain brown trout maintained through an annual stocking of fingerling fish. This stream is entirely on private property and only angling is permitted.(2012)

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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • Jun 9 2015 12:00AM - 6,500 Brown Trout (4")
  • annual 2015 - 460 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2015 - 4,133 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 312 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 3,572 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2013 - 526 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2013 - 3,783 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2012 - 213 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2012 - 4,161 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/07/2012 - 1,840 Brown Trout (2.1")
  • annual 2011 - 210 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2011 - 4,305 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/16/2011 - 1,900 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • annual 2010 - 166 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2010 - 3,460 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2009 - 4,371 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2008 - 204 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2008 - 3,546 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/13/2008 - 709 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • annual 2007 - 162 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2007 - 4,164 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 184 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 3,161 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)

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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