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Stream Details

Mossy Glen

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: 5 miles northwest of Edgewood at the termination of the Level B portion of Eagle Ave. Road damage from weather has made access to this site difficult for all vehicles. Not recommended for low-clearance or 2-wheel drives.
Stream Segment Length: 0.50


Amenities at Mossy Glen include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Flows are up on many streams after last weeks rain but clearing and very fishable. Scattered 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: Brook trout are the only trout species native to Iowa and require cold clean water.
    Brown Trout - Good: Brown trout spawn from October to November with fry emerging from the streambed in March and April.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: Scientific name for rainbow trout is Oncorhynchus mykiss. Oncorhynchus is Greek for hooked snout and mykiss is what this species is commonly called Kamchatka, Russia.

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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.