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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

Amenities at Coldwater Creek include:
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

#18 Blue Wing Olives are hatching nearly every afternoon on better northeast Iowa streams. #12 Cricket patterns have been extremely effective for larger browns and rainbows. GRHEs, Princes and Zebra Midges have all been effective nymph patterns. Brown and brook trout are presently on the spawning beds. Please fish from the stream banks or wade very carefully whenever possible so as not to disturb critical nesting activity.
Brook Trout - Good: Brook trout can be seen building nests to lay their eggs.
Brown Trout - Good: Take time to observe spawning trout activity around the cleared off areas in the stream bottom. Anglers might see territorial behavior in males.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Rainbows can be found sitting in faster water. If the weather doesn't slow the hatch, bows can be aggressive on a dry fly.

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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Regulations

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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