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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

Amenities at West Canoe Creek include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Trout will be looking for high energy critters such as small minnows at this time of year. Try using #10, 12, or 14 streamers particularly white wholly buggers, light spruce, or feather wings. Sporadic hatches of midges and blue wing olives may occur on a warm sunny day. Try a #18, 20, 22 gnarly midge for nymphing. Small spinnerbaits and hair jigs are also effective on trout.
    Brown Trout - Good: Take time to observe spawning trout activity around the cleared off areas in the stream bottom. Anglers might see territorial behavior in males.
    Brook Trout - Good: Anglers catching a 15 inch or bigger brookie are eligible for an Iowa Master Angler Certificate. For more information, please visit www.iowadnr.gov/masterangler.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: Bigalk, Coldwater and Trout River are the only streams in Northeast Iowa that have inconsistent natural reproduction of rainbow trout.

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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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