Iowa DNR's Twitter Iowa DNR's Flicker Iowa DNR's YouTube Iowa DNR's Pinterest Iowa DNR's Facebook | Iowa Outdoors Magazine | News | Contact Us

Site Search  search button

Stream Details

Hickory Creek

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: Located 1 mile southwest of Volney off of Hickory Creek Road.
Stream Segment Length: 1.50


Amenities at Hickory Creek include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brook Trout - Good: Brook trout are intolerant of siltation, turbidity, and elevated water temperatures.
    Brown Trout - Good: Brown trout eat aquatic and terrestrial insects, snails, crustaceans (including crayfish), and fish.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: Rainbow trout have a broad pink stripe on both sides and spots covering sides, dorsal fin and tail.
    Trout streams are in excellent condition. Increased hatches of caddis flies and gnats have been observed. Anglers have been taking trout on #14 caddis flies and #16 or #18 Hendrickson, Adams or Griffiths gnat. One of the key's to a successful catch is to match the size of the fly with the critter hatching. Spin fishers using small crankbaits fished through deeper holes are taking nice catches.

    Stream Maps

    Download Printable Stream Map

    Parking Access
    Catchable Trout Waters
    Special Trout Fisheries
    You can zoom the map in and out using the slider on the left hand side, and you can pan the map by clicking and dragging. Rollover features for more information. Click streams to go to their page.

    Popular Fish Species in this Stream


    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.