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Stream Details

Brush Creek

General Information

County: Fayette
Location: Located in Brush Creek Canyon State Preserve, 1.5 miles north of Arlington off of CR C2W or 90th Street.
Stream Segment Length: 1.60


Amenities at Brush Creek include:
  • Picnic Area
Brook Trout - Fair: Be stealthy approaching streams. Clarity excellent. Find fish in deeper pools above beaver dams.
Brown Trout - Fair: Anglers may have to be more stealthy when approaching streams due to clear water. Flip a fly along the edge of vegetation. Try using flies imitating minnows or other small fish.
Trout stream stocking is done until next April. Staff would like to thank all our trout anglers and supporters for making this season fun and rewarding. Brown and Brook Trout are spawning. Trout nests or redds are showing up in streams. Avoid walking on these areas. Many trout streams run through public areas where hunting is occurring.
Rainbow Trout - Fair: Try a small chunk of worm or cheese under a bobber fished through a deeper hole.

This fishery contains stream-reared Brown Trout ranging in size from young of year to 17 inches. Access to this stream is challenging as it is at the bottom of a steep valley but is well worth the effort. (2021)

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Parking Access
Catchable Trout Waters
Fingerling Stocked or Natural Reproduction
Restrictive Regulation Stream

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    No known aquatic invasive species have been found
  • 5/25/2017 - 2,000 Brown Trout (2")
  • 6/6/16 - 2,100 Brown Trout (4")
  • 06/09/2015 - 2,000 Brown Trout (4")
  • 06/02/2014 - 1,320 Brown Trout (2")
  • 05/22/2013 - 2,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
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: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
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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.