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Stream Details

Lansing Wildlife Area Creek

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: Stream is located in the Lansing Wildlife Management Area.
Stream Segment Length: 1.68


Amenities at Lansing Wildlife Area Creek include:
  • Trails
Brook Trout - Slow: Brook trout take more persuasion to bite in off-color water. Sneak up on brook trout for a better chance at catching one of these beauties. Good hatches of gnats, mayflies, caddis flies, and midges.
Flows elevated at most locations. Use care when wading streams with elevated flows. Stream clarity highly variable depending on watershed. Most should clear by weekend. All streams were stocked this week. Gnats and no-see-ums out in force. Wild parsnip is blooming. Do not touch this plant. It can cause painful blisters.
Brown Trout - Good: Fish near or around logs or undercut banks. Spinner baits work well. Also try using streamers on larger waterbodies for some exciting action. Brown trout like cloudy water.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Use spinner baits, hair jigs, or hooks tipped with a small piece of worm, bread, or cheese floated through deeper holes.

Access to this stream is challenging. It is very small and remote. Unfortunately in May 2009/2010, fingerling French Creek strain Brown Trout were stocked in the lower end of the stream and then in May 2012/2013 fingerling South Pine strain Brook Trout were stocked near the headwaters. 2017 sampling efforts determined the presence of a viable Brook Trout population genetically similar to its parent stock (South Pine). Brown Trout are currently being removed from this system to reduce competition for the brookies. No map is available for this stream.(2021)

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
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: 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.