Stream Details

Clear Creek (Lansing)

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: Stream runs along Highway 9 through Lansing. Public angling access is at the County Park located off South Road Drive.
Stream Segment Length: 2.00

Amenities

Amenities at Clear Creek (Lansing) include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
Brook Trout - Fair: Fish the weed lines and head end of riffles for actively feeding fish. Terrestrial insects abundant.
Brown Trout - Good: Dirty water favors Brown Trout anglers. Increasing terrestrial insect numbers such as crickets, beetles, grasshoppers washing into streams creates a feeding frenzy for brownies.
Rainbow Trout - Good: A few streams get too warm for stocking Rainbow Trout during the heat of the summer, specifically July and August. This is an annual occurrence. Not to worry. Plenty of fish remain in the streams. Stocking the other streams continues as scheduled.
Trout streams continue to be stocked every week even if not announced. Most area trout stream current remain elevated. Clarity much improved. Use care when crossing or fishing in faster current.

Clear Creek is stocked weekly with catchable 10 to 12 inch Rainbow Trout and provides opportunities for wild Brown Trout. When last sampled in 2012, Clear Creek contained 1,083 Brown Trout per mile up to 17 inches with consistent natural reproduction. This is an estimated population and actual trout numbers will be higher. Shoreline fishing in Clear Creek Park is easy and the park provides a family friendly atmosphere. Please be aware that segments of the stream are on private property where only angling is permitted.(2021)

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Parking Access
Catchable Trout Waters
Fingerling Stocked or Natural Reproduction
Restrictive Regulation Stream

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  • Annual 2021 - 2,187 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • Annual 2020 - 1,723 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • 04/30/2020 - 1,105 Brook Trout (2.3)
  • summer 2019 - 344 Brook Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2019 - 1,080 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
  • summer 2018 - 150 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2018 - 1,407 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 505 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 2,435 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 255 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 2,030 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 450 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 1,813 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 385 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 1,490 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 245 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 1,583 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 213 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 2,275 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
  • 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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