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
|Spring mayfly hatches have been light. Very few Hendricksons have been reported. There have been reasonably good Blue Wing Olive & Baetis hatches in sizes #18-#24. Midge hatches have been productive in sizes #24 and smaller and nymph fishing with very small patterns has been good. Streamer fishing has been decent in deeper water.|