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
|Terrestrial patterns such as Hoppers, Ants, Beetles and especially Crickets continue to be effective and have taken some particularly big Browns. #18 Baetis patterns have been the predominant mayfly hatch mornings and evenings. #18 Wet Fly and Emerger patterns have also been excellent choices. Nymphing small midges or fishing bright streamers has been good in stained water.|