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Stream Details

Patterson Creek

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: Stream located 4 miles northwest of Waukon.
Stream Segment Length: 1.40


Amenities at Patterson Creek include:
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Take care when parking as lots won't be plowed. Folks will have to park on the side of the road to get to their favorite stream. There could be some nice hatches of light black stoneflies if weekend temperatures warm our area. Anglers have also been taking trout on light spruce flies, small #20 caddis fly nymphs, and streamers. Spin fishers using worms fished through riffles are taking nice catches.
Brook Trout - Good: The scientific name for brook trout is "Salvenlinus fontinalis." "Salvenlinus" is an old name for char or type of trout and "fontinalis" means living in springs or fountains.
Brown Trout - Good: Angling strategies should change during the winter months. Angling should take place in the riffles, especially concentrate your lure/fly along the deeper channels running along a cut bank.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Traditionally now is a good time to find rainbow heading upstream to spawn. If you do land a spawning fish, please practice CPR (Catch, Photograph, Release).

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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.