Stream Details

French Creek

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: Located on French Creek Wildlife Management Area and private land 6 miles northeast of Waukon.
Stream Segment Length: 5.60

Amenities

Amenities at French Creek include:
  • Trails
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing

District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

Brook Trout - Good: Midges and small mayflies hatching on warmer, sunny days. Use flies imitating insects hatching.
Brown Trout - Good: Try a fly imitating small silvery fish. Feathered spinner baits work well when fished through pools.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Fish actively hitting surface early afternoon. Use an ultra light pole and reel for some fun action. Try a spinner in eddies and around structure.
Parking lots in wildlife management areas are not plowed. Heavy use areas should be packed enough for anglers to get around. Use care when parking on the roadside. Trout streams clear and remain ice free. Please visit our website to find out when and where trout may be coming to a community near you.
Parking lots in wildlife management areas are not plowed. Heavy use areas should be packed enough for anglers to get around. Use care when parking on the roadside. Trout streams clear and remain ice free. Please visit our website to find out when and where trout may be coming to a community near you.
Brook Trout - Good: Midges and small mayflies hatching on warmer, sunny days. Use flies imitating insects hatching.
Brown Trout - Good: Try a fly imitating small silvery fish. Feathered spinner baits work well when fished through pools.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Fish actively hitting surface early afternoon. Use an ultra light pole and reel for some fun action. Try a spinner in eddies and around structure.

Fishing Summary


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Popular Fish Species in this Stream

Fish Stocking

    Regulations

    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: 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.
    • 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: Catch and release only. 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.

    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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