Located on French Creek Wildlife Management Area 6 miles northeast of Waukon.
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Amenities at West Branch French Creek include:
District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report
|Trout streams are in good condition. Anglers may want avoid touching the wild parsnip (yellow lacey flower) found along many of our streams. It reacts with sunlight and may cause the skin to blister. Spin fishers using common garden hackle fished under a bobber will catch trout. Be looking for more frequent Tricorythodes and Ephoron (mayfly species) hatches through July. Also ants, beetles and grasshoppers will become more prevalent as summer progresses.|
|Brook Trout - Good: There are seven coldwater streams in Northeast Iowa that have consistent Brook trout natural reproduction.|
|Brown Trout - Good: Off color or slightly turbid water is a great time to catch brown trout. Try using a flashy spinner to antagonize finicky brown's.|
|Rainbow Trout - Good: A good quality trout stream will typically have trout, sculpins, and white suckers but outstanding insect diversity.|