Little Turkey River

General Information

County: Delaware
Location: 3 miles east of Colesburg in Hoffman Wildlife Management Area off Hubbard Road
Acres: 1.20
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

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Amenities

Amenities at Little Turkey River include:
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
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  • Annual 2021 - 4,649 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • Annual 2020 - 4,654 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • annual 2019 - 1,606 Brook Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2019 - 2,978 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
  • 05/14/2019 - 3,500 Brown Trout (1.9)
  • annual 2018 - 1,172 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2018 - 3,260 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 782 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 3,410 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 949 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 3,482 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 1,020 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 2,837 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 05/21/2015 - 3,500 Brown Trout (3")
  • annual 2014 - 700 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 2,587 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 06/27/2014 - 2,310 Brown Trout (2")
  • annual 2013 - 850 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 2,561 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
    No known aquatic invasive species have been found
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Brown Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
  • Rainbow Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
  • White Sucker
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
This fishery receives unannounced stockings of rainbow trout during April-October of each year. The stream also contains stream-reared and wild brown trout. Recent flood events has altered the channel somewhat upstream of the parking lot. Primitive camping is allowed on the state owned property.(2020)
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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.