Stream Details

Yellow River

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: T96N, R6W, S3 to T96N, R4W, S24
Stream Segment Length: 25.00

Amenities

Amenities at Yellow River include:
  • Carry Down Boat Launch

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

Fingerling brown and rainbow trout are stocked annually. Fishing the Yellow River by canoe or kayak is the only legal means to trout fish without landowner permission. Public access and a picnic area is available at the Volney Canoe Access. Due to private ownership of this stream, no map is available.(2012)

Stream Maps


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Special Trout Fisheries

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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

  • May 22 2015 12:00AM - 50,000 Rainbow Trout (4")
  • Jun 13 2014 12:00AM - 50,000 Rainbow Trout (2")
  • Jun 11 2014 12:00AM - 33,000 Brown Trout (2")
  • 06/11/2013 - 44,555 Rainbow Trout (4.0")
  • 05/06/2013 - 50,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • 05/09/2012 - 48,000 Brown Trout (2.1")
  • 05/09/2012 - 50,000 Rainbow Trout (2.2")
  • 05/24/2011 - 50,000 Rainbow Trout (2.2")
  • 05/23/2011 - 47,684 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • 05/26/2010 - 50,000 Rainbow Trout (2.4")
  • 05/19/2009 - 50,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • 05/19/2009 - 50,000 Rainbow Trout (4.0")
  • 05/15/2008 - 50,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
  • 05/07/2008 - 50,000 Rainbow Trout (4.0")
  • 05/30/2007 - 50,000 Rainbow Trout (2.8")
  • 05/10/2007 - 50,000 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • 05/23/2006 - 50,000 Rainbow Trout (2.6")
  • 05/16/2006 - 50,000 Brown Trout (2.0")

Regulations

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
  • 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
  • Smallmouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 12-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • 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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