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: Midges hatching on sunny afternoons. If trout chasing minnows at tails of riffles, try using a streamer or minnow imitating lure.
    Brown Trout - Good: Nice blue wing olive and a few minor caddis flies hatching mid-afternoon. Fish hitting just below surface. Nymph fishing might work best for these fish.
    Rainbow Trout - Excellent: Use a minnow or worm under a bobber for best luck. Also try a leach pattern.
    Trout streams are in good condition. Many gravel roads remain in rough shape. Watch for soft spots especially in parking lots. Trucks stocking as many spots as possible. Call the trout stocking number at 563.927.5736 or check out the 2019 calendar at https://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Trout-Fishing.

    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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