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

Water clarity is good or improving after last weekend's rain event on most streams. Use care when crossing streams. Current can sweep you off your feet. The only activity allowed on private property open to fishing is fishing. All other activities are prohibited. To find out where trout will be stocked, call the trout stocking number at 563.927.5736 or check out the 2019 calendar on our website.
Brook Trout - Good: A variety of insects currently hatching throughout the day. Matching hatch is key. On clear streams, use care not to be seen.
Brown Trout - Good: Off color water from rain inputs drives browns crazy. A spinner bait or subsurface nymph work well.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Use cheese or piece of worm under a bobber for best luck with a spinning rod when fishing deeper pools.

Fishing Summary

The Mays Prairie Rd. (CR X6A) is currently closed at French Creek due to bridge replacement/repair (8/15/2018). (2018)

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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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