Stream Details

South Pine Creek

General Information

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

Amenities

Amenities at South Pine Creek include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brook Trout - Good: Brook Trout spawn is here. Similar to Brown's, Brook Trout build nests in the stream bottom. Good insect hatches occur on warm sunny afternoons. This is a good time to try nymphs, emerger, or topwater patterns.
    Brown Trout - Good: Watch the stream bottom for cleared areas in gravel. These are trout nests or redds. Avoid stepping in them. Try using larger flies or lures mimicking minnows.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: Fish near bottom if no hatches occurring. Use a weighted caddis, stonefly, or mayfly nymph.
    To find out if trout are coming to a lake near you, visit our website for urban pond stocking. Iowa's trout season remains open all year long. Many catchables remain in the streams challenging even the best anglers. Fish a trout stream in winter for an experience to excite all your senses. Thank you to all who participated in this year's catchable stocked trout program. Looking forward to seeing you next April.

    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")
      • 06/03/2009 - 2,600 Brook Trout (3.0")

      Regulations

      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.

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