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Stream Details

West Canoe Creek

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Located 5.5 miles north of Decorah off CR W34.
Stream Segment Length: 1.00


Amenities at West Canoe Creek include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brook Trout - Good: Water temperatures 65 degrees or less are a brookies favorite temperature.
    Brown Trout - Good: Brown trout spawn from October to November with fry emerging from the streambed in March and April.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: Rainbow trout originate west of the Rocky Mountains from southern California to Alaska and are not a native Iowa species.
    Flows remain up on many streams but are very fishable. Scattered hatches of caddis flies, Hendrickson's, and blue wing olives have been observed. Anglers have been taking trout on #14 caddis flies and #16 or #18 Hendrickson or Adams. One of the key's to a successful catch is to match the size of the fly with the critter hatching. Spin fishers using spinners or hair jigs fished through riffles are taking nice catches.

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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.