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Stream Details

Coldwater Creek

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Located 3 miles northwest of Bluffton off of Coldwater Creek Road.
Stream Segment Length: 4.00


Amenities at Coldwater Creek include:
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Brown Trout - Good: Try using a flashy spinner to antagonize finicky brown's.
Trout streams are in excellent condition. Spin fishers using a flashy spinner bait should catch fish. Grasshoppers, crickets and beetles have finally entered into the picture. Trout are looking at caddis and scuds. Also a leech pattern may work when fish aren't rising.
Brook Trout - Good: There are seven coldwater streams in Northeast Iowa that have consistent Brook trout natural reproduction.
Rainbow Trout - Good: A good quality trout stream will typically have trout, sculpins, and white suckers but outstanding insect diversity.

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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.