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Stream Details

Joy Springs

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: South on Alpha Ave, off Highway 3 about 3 miles west of Strawberry Point in Joy Springs County Park.
Stream Segment Length: 0.80


Amenities at Joy Springs include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Camping

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Trout streams are in excellent condition. Increased hatches of caddis flies, Hendrickson's, and blue wing olives have been observed. Anglers have been taking trout on #14 caddis flies and #16 or #18 Hendrickson or Adams. One of the key's to a successful catch is to match the size of the fly with the critter hatching. Spin fishers using spinners or hair jigs fished through riffles are taking nice catches.
Brook Trout - Good: Water temperatures 65 degrees or less are a brookies favorite temperature.
Brown Trout - Good: Brown trout spawn from October to November with fry emerging from the streambed in March and April.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Rainbow trout tolerate slightly higher temperatures than brook trout but do best in waters that remain below 70 degrees.

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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.