South Bear Creek

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Located at Highlandville.
Acres: 5.20
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

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Amenities

Amenities at South Bear Creek include:
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
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  • Annual 2020 - 13,200 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • August 2019 - 1,320 Brook Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2019 - 12,198 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2018 - 609 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2018 - 12,283 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 3,236 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 10,352 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 1,428 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 12,272 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 6/6/16 - 5,250 Brown Trout (4")
  • annual 2015 - 1,906 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 11,528 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 06/09/2015 - 7,500 Brown Trout (4")
  • 05/13/2015 - 2,000 Brown Trout (4")
  • annual 2014 - 2,622 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 10,217 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 06/02/2014 - 3,350 Brown Trout (2")
  • annual 2013 - 2,576 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 10,184 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 1,702 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 11,770 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 05/07/2012 - 5,000 Brown Trout (2.1")
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.
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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.