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:
    Brook Trout - Good: Hoppers, beetles, and anything that looks buggy work well this time of year. Pick up trash.
    Brown Trout - Good: Off-color water is a great time to catch a brownie. Fish along grassed edges, undercut banks, and around boulders.
    Rainbow Trout - Excellent: Use hair jigs, spinner baits, or small shallow water crankbaits for aggressive fish. Thank a landowner for allowing access on private land.
    Clarity good to excellent on most streams. Flows up but fishable. All stream stockings occurring with return of cooler temperatures. All stockings unannounced through the remainder of the season. Trout anglers can use any kind of light weight rods and reels with spinner baits or a hook tipped with small piece of crawler, cheese, or dough can be just as successful as fly anglers.

    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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    • 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.

    • 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: 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.
    • 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.
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    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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