Stream Details

Lower Swiss Valley Creek

General Information

County: Dubuque
Location: Located 3 miles south of Dubuque in Swiss Valley Park just off Swiss Valley Road
Stream Segment Length: 0.80

Amenities

Amenities at Lower Swiss Valley Creek include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Recent fish sampling surveys on the Upper Maquoketa River (Trout Portion) has shown good numbers of brown trout with many of quality size.
Brown Trout - Fair: Use spinners or dry flies concentrating efforts near overhead cover and other habitat.

Fishing Summary

This fishery is stocked with brook and rainbow trout during April, May, June, September, and October. Stream temperatures are too warm for trout in July-August. Both electric and non-electric camping sites are available at lower Swiss Valley park.(2012)

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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • annual 2015 - 2,408 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2015 - 9,176 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 1,940 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 7,335 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2013 - 1,400 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2013 - 7,821 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2012 - 1,350 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2012 - 8,370 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2011 - 1,600 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2011 - 8,800 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2010 - 550 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2010 - 7,437 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2009 - 807 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2009 - 8,764 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2008 - 662 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2008 - 5,588 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2007 - 650 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2007 - 8,832 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 950 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 2,675 Brown Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 6,100 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
  • 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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