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Stream Details

Bloody Run Creek

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: Located 2 miles west of Marquette off of Highway 18.
Stream Segment Length: 6.50

Amenities

Amenities at Bloody Run Creek include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
Brook Trout - Good: Excellent hatches of blue-winged olives, caddis flies, midges, and stoneflies. On sunny days, fish these hatches. Eleven streams have naturally reproducing populations with public access. Go to https://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Trout-Fishing to find out where.
Brown Trout - Good: Off color water from rainfall events will spur a brownie bite. Fish weed edges, ledges, and heads of pools using pheasant tail nymphs with a small midge or scud dropper.
Rainbow Trout - Excellent: With clear water, best fishing on cloudy days. Use light weight spinning rod and reels for some fun action. Use a small hook or light jig head with cheese, worms, or plastic tail.
Trout streams are low with excellent clarity. Catchable trout stream stocking in full swing. Streams are stocked each week but will be unannounced again this year due to COVID 19 precautions. No calendar will be available. Hatchery grounds are open. Please observe current social distancing and mask rules when visiting. Fourth season turkey hunting is open ending May 16. Remember to wear bright clothing when fishing.

Bloody Run is stocked weekly April through October with catchable 10-12 inch Rainbow Trout and maintains a wild Brown Trout population. Bloody Run was last sampled in 2012. At that time, there were 875 Brown Trout per mile up to 15 inches in size. This is not an estimated population and actual trout numbers will be higher. There is a 14 inch minimum size limit and artificial lure only rule on Brown Trout as posted in the segment upstream of the county park. There is easy access to the stream with a universally accessible site. Non-electric camp sites are available in the county owned Bloody Run Park and primitive camping on the Bloody Run Wildlife Management Area. Please be aware that segments of the stream are on private property and only angling is permitted.(2021)

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Parking Access
Catchable Trout Waters
Fingerling Stocked or Natural Reproduction
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  • summer 2019 - 1,594 Brook Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2019 - 9,855 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2018 - 885 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2018 - 7,737 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 1,586 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 7,914 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 960 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 8,877 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 1,710 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 8,101 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 2,130 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 6,435 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 1,130 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 7,570 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 1,335 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 8,896 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 845 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 9,010 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 05/16/2011 - 10,940 Brown Trout (2.0")
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: 14-inch minimum where posted
    • Other: Artificial lures only in posted areas. Artificial lure means lures that do not contain or have applied to them any natural or human-made substance designed to attract fish by the sense of taste or smell.
  • 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: Artificial lures only in posted areas. Artificial lure means lures that do not contain or have applied to them any natural or human-made substance designed to attract fish by the sense of taste or smell.
  • Smallmouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 12-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • 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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