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Stream Details

Clear Creek

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 include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
Trout streams are low with improving clarity. Catchable trout stream stocking in full swing. Streams are stocked each week but will be unannounced again this year due to COVID 19 precautions. No calendar will be available. Hatchery grounds are open. Please observe current social distancing and mask rules when visiting. Fourth season turkey hunting is open ending May 16. Remember to wear bright clothing when fishing.
Brook Trout - Good: Excellent hatches of blue-winged olives, caddis flies, midges, and stoneflies. On sunny days, fish these hatches. Eleven streams have naturally reproducing populations with public access. Go to https://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Trout-Fishing to find out where.
Brown Trout - Good: Off color water from rainfall events will spur a brownie bite. Fish weed edges, ledges, and heads of pools using pheasant tail nymphs with a small midge or scud dropper.
Rainbow Trout - Excellent: With clear water, best fishing on cloudy days. Use light weight spinning rod and reels for some fun action. Use a small hook or light jig head with cheese, worms, or plastic tail.

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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  • 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)
  • annual 2011 - 80 Brook 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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