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Stream Details

Bear Creek

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: Bixby State Preserve, 2 miles north of Edgewood just east of Fortune Road.
Stream Segment Length: 0.50


Amenities at Bear Creek include:
  • Picnic Area

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Trout streams are in excellent condition. Spin fishers using a flashy spinner bait should catch fish. Be looking for more frequent Tricorythodes and Ephoron (mayfly species) hatches through August. Grasshoppers have finally entered into the picture but trout are looking caddis and scuds.
Brown Trout - Good: Try using a flashy spinner to antagonize finicky brown's.
Rainbow Trout - Good: A good quality trout stream will typically have trout, sculpins, and white suckers but outstanding insect diversity.
Brook Trout - Good: There are seven coldwater streams in Northeast Iowa that have consistent Brook trout natural reproduction.

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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.