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Stream Details

Trout River

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Located 5 miles southeast of Decorah off of 133rd Avenue.
Stream Segment Length: 5.00

Amenities

Amenities at Trout River include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    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 - Excellent: This time of year lends itself to great brown trout fishing. Off colored water and top water insect hatches in the afternoon can really spur a feeding frenzy.
    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).
    Most of the gravel roads and accesses are very soft. Insect hatches are really beginning to take off with warmer temperatures. Streams are in excellent condition. Anglers have been taking trout on yellow nymphs, brown wholly buggers, blue wing olives and streamers. Files with a flash of red are also working well. Spin fishers using worms fished through riffles are taking nice catches.

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    Catchable Trout Waters
    Special Trout Fisheries
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    Popular Fish Species in this Stream

    Regulations

    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.

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