Stream Details

Baileys Ford

General Information

County: Delaware
Location: 3 miles southeast of Manchester - follow signage from Jefferson Road.
Stream Segment Length: 0.60

Amenities

Amenities at Baileys Ford include:
  • Boat Access
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
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Parking Access
Catchable Trout Waters
Fingerling Stocked or Natural Reproduction
Restrictive Regulation Stream

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  • annual 2019 - 6,028 Brook Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2019 - 9,432 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2018 - 3,663 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2018 - 10,033 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 4,277 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 10,412 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 2,924 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 12,990 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 3,479 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 12,113 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 2,902 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 11,893 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 3,000 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 11,600 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 2,500 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 13,350 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 3,200 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 11,950 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
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
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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.

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