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Stream Details

Clear Creek - New Albin

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: Located on Clear Creek Wildlife Management Area, 4 miles east of Dorchester along Sleepy Hollow Drive.
Stream Segment Length: 3.40


Amenities at Clear Creek - New Albin include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brook Trout - Good: When fishing private property open to angling, leave that property as was or better by picking up trash. Close gates if you opened them; be considerate.
    Brown Trout - Good: More terrestrials are out. Use beetles or other bright flies fished along grassed edges. Afternoon hatches of caddis and may flies have been slow. Pheasant tailed nymphs and bead headed midges working well. Use hair jigs or spinners for aggressive fish.
    Rainbow Trout - Excellent: Use a worm or cheese floated through a pool under a bobber. Use an ultra-light pole and reel for fun action. Small crappie or bluegill jigs work well on a hungry bow.
    Wild parsnip is coming on strong. Please don't touch this plant. It causes painful blisters. All trout streams are being stocked but will be unannounced for the rest of the year due to COVID-19 precautions. Hatchery grounds are open to the public, but feeders and other conveniences are temporarily closed. Hatchery visitors must be mindful of one another’s safety and keep at least 6 feet of distance between you and others.

    Fishing Summary

    Sampling data for Clear Creek from 2010 showed 343 brown trout per mile with fish up to 14 inches. This is not an estimated population and actual trout numbers will be higher. Natural reproduction was detected in 2010 and annual French Creek strain fingerling brown trout stocking is suspended until confirmation is determined by another sample. Access to the stream is fair. Primitive camping is allowed on this area. (2012)

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    Popular Fish Species in this Stream

    Fish Stocking

    • annual 2011 - 2,130 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)


    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
    • 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.

    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.