Stream Details

Bear Creek

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: From Waukon, take Hwy 76 north for 13 miles before turning west onto County Road A26 (Bear Creek Drive). Travel 2.5 miles and turn north on Washington Rd. Take Washington Rd north for about a mile before veering left onto Tahigwa Dr.
Stream Segment Length: 0.75

Amenities

Amenities at Bear Creek include:
  • Trails
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing

Sampling in 2017 at 2 sites indicated excellent natural reproduction of Brown Trout with fish ranging in size from young of year up to 18 inches and about 1,273 fish per mile. A few catchable Rainbow Trout emigrating from stocked areas on North and South Bear were also sampled. This section is not stocked with fingerling Brown Trout nor catchable Rainbow Trout and statewide trout regulations are in effect.(2021)

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Catchable Trout Waters
Fingerling Stocked or Natural Reproduction
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  • 09/09/2019 - 11,186 Rainbow Trout (5.1)
  • 08/26/2019 - 30,714 Rainbow Trout (3.9)
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
  • Rainbow 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
  • White Sucker
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
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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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