Stream Details

Twin Springs

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Located on the west side of Decorah in Twin Springs City Park.
Stream Segment Length: 0.50

Amenities

Amenities at Twin Springs include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Trout streams are in excellent condition and continue fishing well. Anglers please be aware this weekend is second shotgun deer season so make sure to wear alot of orange. A spinner or crank bait will catch trout.
Brook Trout - Good: Use flies or lures that look like sculpins, dace, or suckers.
Brown Trout - Good: Anglers have had success using a nymph rig with a scud dropper but most fish were hitting wet flies.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Anglers can find Rainbow Trout hiding in the upper and lower ends of pools. Dance a meaty looking fly or lure in these areas and wait.

Fishing Summary

Twin Springs is stocked weekly April through October with catchable 10-12 inch brook and rainbow trout. This fishery contains a naturally reproducing population of brown trout. Sample data from 2011 showed 400 brown trout per mile with fish up to 11 inches collected. This is not an estimated population and actual trout numbers will be higher. South Pine strain brook trout were stocked from 2000 through 2004 with only spotty natural reproduction. Twin Springs runs through a beautiful city park with lots of tree cover. Bank access is easy. There are both electric and non-electric campsites. A playground and restroom are available to anglers in the campground. There are also hiking trails and a multiuse trail located within or near the park and the Upper Iowa River is close.(2012)

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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • annual 2015 - 1,161 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2015 - 6,663 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 1,598 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 5,548 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2013 - 1,967 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2013 - 5,750 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2012 - 1,259 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2012 - 6,609 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2011 - 586 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2011 - 7,294 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2010 - 317 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2010 - 5,946 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2009 - 7,672 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/21/2009 - 1,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • annual 2008 - 455 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2008 - 6,335 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2007 - 345 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2007 - 8,188 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 420 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2006 - 7,320 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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