The Upper Maquoketa River from Joy Springs downstream to Backbone Lake contains trout year-round. The area 3 miles southwest of Strawberry Point off 400th is stocked with catchable fish.
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Amenities at Maquoketa River (trout portion) include:
- Good/Excellent Shorefishing
District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report
|Modest #18 Blue Wing Olive hatches have still been occurring on warmer afternoons providing dry fly opportunities. Streamer and Wooly Bugger patterns have been very effective. Midge emerger and nymph patterns have also produced good trout. Colder weather is on the way. Check forecasts before venturing out!|