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Stream Details

South Pine Creek

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Located 1.5 miles southeast of Sattre.
Stream Segment Length: 2.00


Amenities at South Pine Creek include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brook Trout - Fair: Walk around cleared areas in stream bottom. These are trout nests or redds. Use small flies imitating midges or minnows. Please respect private property open to angling.
    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 hair jigs, spinner baits, small shallow water crankbaits for aggressive fish. Plenty of fish remain in stream over winter.
    Iowa's trout season remains open all year. Don't forget to purchase a 2021 trout fee and license. Many streams maintain excellent populations of Brown Trout and stocked catchable size Rainbow Trout. Many trout streams flow through wildlife management areas. Use care when parking along road if a parking area isn't plowed.

    Fishing Summary

    This stream has a naturally reproducing brook trout population. A population estimate was conducted on South Pine in 2011. At that time, the population was estimated to be 498 brook trout with up to 1,094 fish per mile. The largest fish sampled was 11 inches. South Pine is a small open stream in a narrow valley surrounded by prairie in the floodplain. Access to this stream is challenging. The easiest way to access this fishery is by walking from the parking lot from Spring Creek Road and follow the mowed trail to the stream about 1.5 miles. At the bottom of the first hill past the pond, follow the mowed path to the right. Primitive camping is allowed on the South Pine Creek Wildlife Management Area.(2012)

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    Popular Fish Species in this Stream

      Fish Stocking

      • 5/24/2017 - 431 Brook Trout (3")


      The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

        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.