Located in Coon Creek Wildlife Management Area, 7 miles northeast of Decorah.
|Brook Trout - Good: Anglers catching a 15 inch or bigger brookie are eligible for an Iowa Master Angler Certificate. For more information, please visit www.iowadnr.gov/masterangler.|
|Brown Trout - Good: By grabbing a handful of the aquatic vegetation and shaking it in your hand, you will find a plethora of aquatic sow bugs and scuds. Use flies to mimic these critters.|
|Rainbow Trout - Good: Bigalk, Coldwater and Trout River are the only streams in Northeast Iowa that have inconsistent natural reproduction of rainbow trout.|
|Trout will be looking for high energy critters such as small minnows at this time of year. Try using #10, 12, or 14 streamers particularly white wholly buggers, light spruce, or feather wings. Sporadic hatches of midges and blue wing olives may occur on a warm sunny day. Try a #18, 20, 22 gnarly midge for nymphing. Small spinnerbaits and hair jigs are also effective on trout.|