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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

All fall community trout stockings are complete. Check our website at www.iowadnr.gov/trout to find out where they were stocked. Take advantage of fishing trout streams this fall. Iowa's trout season remains open all year. Plenty of Rainbow Trout were stocked and many streams maintain excellent populations of Brown Trout. Thanks to all for taking advantage of our catchable stockings. We look forward to seeing you on the streams next year.
Brook Trout - Fair: The spawn is over for a majority of brookies. Walk around cleared areas in stream bottom. These are trout nests or redds. Use small flies imitating midges, minnows, or mayflies. Please respect private property open to angling. Pick up trash. Be considerate.
Brown Trout - Fair: Avoid stepping on trout nests or redds. These are freshly cleaned areas on stream bottoms. For brownies slow to take bait, a keen eye and a fly box filled with a variety of sizes and colors makes the difference between catching and taking your pole for a walk.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Use flies imitating midges, mayflies, and small fish. Use hair jigs, spinner baits, small shallow water crankbaits for aggressive fish. Plenty of fish remain in stream over winter.

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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