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Stream Details

Dunning Spring

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Located in Dunnings Spring Park on the north side of Decorah off Ice Cave Road.
Stream Segment Length: 0.20

Amenities

Amenities at Dunning Spring include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Use caution when trying to get to your favorite spots as snow will cover uneven ground and ice. Some light black stonefly hatches have been taking place on warmer sunny afternoons. Anglers have also been taking trout on light spruce flies, small #20 caddis fly nymphs, and streamers.
Brook Trout - Good: Angling strategies should change during the winter months. Angling should take place in the riffles, especially concentrate your lure/fly along the deeper channels running along a cut bank.
Brown Trout - Good: Streams with better water quality will be open even during the coldest of weather. Many of the longer flat pools will be frozen. Frozen spots will open when sun hits them and temps warm up during the day.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Anglers catching a 18 inch or bigger brownie are eligible for an Iowa Master Angler Certificate. For more information, please visit www.iowadnr.gov/masterangler.
Use caution when trying to get to your favorite spots as snow will cover uneven ground and ice. Some light black stonefly hatches have been taking place on warmer sunny afternoons. Anglers have also been taking trout on light spruce flies, small #20 caddis fly nymphs, and streamers.
Brook Trout - Good: Angling strategies should change during the winter months. Angling should take place in the riffles, especially concentrate your lure/fly along the deeper channels running along a cut bank.
Brown Trout - Good: Streams with better water quality will be open even during the coldest of weather. Many of the longer flat pools will be frozen. Frozen spots will open when sun hits them and temps warm up during the day.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Anglers catching a 18 inch or bigger brownie are eligible for an Iowa Master Angler Certificate. For more information, please visit www.iowadnr.gov/masterangler.

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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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