Stream Details

Ten Mile Creek

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Located 2 miles northwest of Decorah. T98N, R9W, S1, 2, 3
Stream Segment Length: 10.64


Amenities at Ten Mile Creek include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brook Trout - Good: A variety of aquatic and terrestrial insects, such as ants and beetles, are more numerous. Small spinnerbaits and jigs tipped with twistertails work for trout.
    Brown Trout - Good: Hendrickson, caddis, and cranefly hatches occurring. Crickets common along streams now. Use hendrickson, gnat, or beadhead nymph patterns. Pale yellow, black, brown, grey colors working.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: A piece of worm or small cheese chunk on a hook under a bobber works in deeper holes or floated past an undercut bank. A variety of small spinnerbaits work well.
    Small game hunting seasons open in Iowa this week. Many trout streams flow though areas with hunting. Wear bright colors. All catchable streams are stocked. Listen to the trout stocking hotline for daily information at 563-927-5736.

    Fishing Summary

    This fishery contains stream-reared brown trout maintained through annual stocking of fingerling fish. This stream is entirely on private property and requires landowner permission. Due to private ownership of this stream, no map is available.(2012)

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    Popular Fish Species in this Stream

    Fish Stocking

    • 5/25/2017 - 5,041 Brown Trout (2")
    • 6/6/16 - 5,250 Brown Trout (4")
    • 05/11/2015 - 5,000 Brown Trout (4")
    • 06/02/2014 - 3,350 Brown Trout (2")
    • 05/21/2013 - 14,840 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/08/2012 - 4,600 Brown Trout (2.1")
    • 05/16/2011 - 4,610 Brown Trout (2.0")
    • 05/21/2009 - 2,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/13/2008 - 1,417 Brown Trout (4.0")


    The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

    • 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.