Stream Details

Wapsi River Trout Section

General Information

County: Mitchell
Location: Located 0.5 mile west of McIntire.
Stream Segment Length: 2.50

Amenities

Amenities at Wapsi River Trout Section include:
  • Trails

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Brown Trout - Excellent: Brown trout are more active when water is off color. A hopper pattern with a scud dropper is a dangerous combination.
Trout stream are in good condition baring major rainfall events. Be respectful of private property. It is a privilege to fish these areas in Iowa. Keep them clean. Call 563-927-5736 for current catchable trout stocking locations. Wild parsnip is done for the year but beware of first year plants. Freshly stocked trout are hiting a variety of lures and baits.
Brook Trout - Excellent: A variety of small mayflies are hatching mid-afternoon. Use a dry fly for insects hatching off the water surface. Use a nymph or scud dropper for subsurface critters.
Rainbow Trout - Excellent: Flies imitating grasshoppers, crickets, and ants will turn a trout head this time of year. Use any number of black ant or leaf hopper patterns for rainbows.

Fishing Summary

The Wapsi River is stocked weekly April, May, June, September and October with catchable 10-12 inch rainbow trout. This fishery contains low numbers of stream-reared French Creek strain brown trout maintained through annual stocking of fingerling fish.(2012)

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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • annual 2016 - 2,045 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 2,227 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 2,063 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 1,995 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 05/28/2013 - 2,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • annual 2011 - 2,210 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 05/16/2011 - 2,220 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • annual 2010 - 1,784 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)

Regulations

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

  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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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