Twin Bridges

General Information

County: Delaware
Location: Just south of Highway 3 about 5.5 miles west of Colesburg in Twin Bridges County Park.
Acres: 0.90
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

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Amenities

Amenities at Twin Bridges include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
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  • Annual 2021 - 4,666 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • Annual 2020 - 4,284 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • annual 2019 - 1,388 Brook Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2019 - 2,897 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2018 - 1,151 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2018 - 3,210 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 1,203 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 3,422 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 892 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 4,213 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 1,296 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 3,117 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 800 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 3,453 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 1,175 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 3,925 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 regular stockings of catchable rainbow trout from April-October. Twin Bridges (Elk Creek) also supports a low-density population of stream-reared and wild brown trout. Both electric and non electric camping sites are available in this county park.(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.