Stream Details

West Canoe Creek

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Located 5.5 miles north of Decorah off CR W34.
Stream Segment Length: 1.00

Amenities

Amenities at West Canoe Creek include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brook Trout - Good: Stream conditions are excellent and require a bit more stealth when approaching.
    Brown Trout - Good: Caddis flies, small mayflies, midges and gnats are becoming more numerous. Dry fly angling has been excellent. Try using a #16 or 18 for the pale evening dun hatches. Also try a blue wing olive with a gnarly midge dropper. Be prepared to change flies often.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: All streams are being stocked with trout. For stocked trout, try using a hook tipped with a worm, cheese or dough ball.
    Water clarity is excellent but may turn off color depending on rain amounts over the next several days. This may spur a feeding frenzy for brown trout. Our angler accesses on private property only allow for fishing. All other activities must be permitted by the landowner.

    Fishing Summary

    West Canoe is stocked weekly April, May, June, September, October with catchable 10-12 inch rainbow trout. West Canoe is not a coldwater stream and does not support trout populations most summers. Please be aware that all of the stream is on private property where only angling is permitted.(2012)

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    Regulations

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

    • 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

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