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

Brown Trout - Good: Anglers may start to see more color on trout and the kype on male becomes more pronounced as Brown Trout spawning seasons gets closer.
Trout streams are fishable. Please be aware that many roads and parking lots sustained some damage and adjust accordingly. Stocking has resumed on all streams where possible. There have been nice hatches of small mayflies midday. Bring lots of bug spray as mosquito hatches are incredible. For current trout stocking information, please call the trout stocking number at 563-927-5736.
Brook Trout - Good: Watch the stream bottom as brookies begin to build their nests or redds in the stream bottom.
Rainbow Trout - Good:

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


Parking Access
Catchable Trout Waters
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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