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Otter Creek

General Information

County: Fayette
Location: Located 3 miles southeast of West Union.
Acres: 2.50
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Otter Creek include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
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  • annual 2019 - 2,231 Brook Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2019 - 4,192 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2018 - 2,046 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2018 - 2,602 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 727 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 4,777 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 5/25/2017 - 6,000 Brown Trout (2")
  • 5/24/2017 - 700 Brook Trout (3")
  • annual 2016 - 465 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 5,295 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 6/6/16 - 6,300 Brown Trout (4")
  • annual 2015 - 920 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 5,622 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 06/09/2015 - 6,000 Brown Trout (4")
  • annual 2014 - 1,025 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 4,340 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 06/13/2014 - 3,200 Rainbow Trout (2")
  • 06/02/2014 - 2,680 Brown Trout (2")
  • annual 2013 - 455 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 5,360 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 599 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 5,440 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 05/07/2012 - 4,000 Brown Trout (2.1")
  • 05/07/2012 - 2,000 Rainbow Trout (2.2")
  • annual 2011 - 500 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 6,100 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 05/20/2011 - 2,038 Rainbow Trout (2.2")
  • 05/16/2011 - 3,680 Brown Trout (2.0")
  • annual 2010 - 400 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2010 - 4,514 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 05/27/2010 - 2,000 Rainbow Trout (2.4")
  • 05/24/2010 - 2,739 Brown Trout (2.0")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Brook 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
  • 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.

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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.