Stream Details

Miners Creek

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: Stream is located west of Guttenberg. T92N, R2W, S7, 18 and T29N, R3W, S12
Stream Segment Length: 0.80


Amenities at Miners Creek include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brook Trout - Fair: Use nymphs, emerger, or aquatic bug patterns when hatches slow. Fish the calm area adjacent to a fast channel of water at the head of a pool.
    Brown Trout - Fair: Use larger flies or lures mimicking minnows for trout. Spin fishers using a small jig tipped with a minnow should find nice fish.
    Rainbow Trout - Fair: Rainbow Trout spawn is near. Larger fish will move to headwaters to lay eggs. Use a weighted caddis, stonefly, or mayfly nymph.
    Non-resident anglers may now purchase a 2019 fishing license and trout fee. Stream clarity excellent. Flows elevated with rain and snow melt. Midges have been hatching on warmer sunny days. Trout actively attaching these as they emerge.

    Fishing Summary

    This stream is maintained through annual stocking of fingerling French Creek strain brown trout and entirely on private property. Landowner permission is required to access this fishery. Due to private ownership of this stream, no map is available.(2012)

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    Popular Fish Species in this Stream

    Fish Stocking

    • 5/25/2017 - 3,000 Brown Trout (2")
    • 6/6/16 - 3,150 Brown Trout (4")
    • 05/13/2015 - 3,000 Brown Trout (4")
    • 06/02/2014 - 1,980 Brown Trout (2")
    • 05/22/2013 - 3,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/07/2012 - 2,760 Brown Trout (2.1")
    • 05/16/2011 - 2,730 Brown Trout (2.0")
    • 05/21/2009 - 3,000 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

    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.