Stream Details

Casey Springs

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Take Pole Line Road 2.2 miles west from Hwy 52. Turn north on Bluffton Road for 2.3 miles to Sindelar Wildlife Access.
Stream Segment Length: 0.50

Amenities

Amenities at Casey Springs include:
  • Trails
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.
Wild parsnip beginning to dry out. Protect yourself from this plant by keeping arms and legs covered. This plants sap can cause serious blisters. Most area trout stream flows remain elevated. Clarity much improved. Use care when crossing or fishing in faster current.

This stream is mostly private and closed to fishing without landowner permission, but is open to public fishing on the Winneshiek County Conservation Board's Sindelar Wildlife Access area. SPECIAL REGULATION: Brook Trout catch and release only, Brown Trout 5 fish daily. Artificial lures only for all trout. Sampling in 2017 showed a population of Brown Trout at 398 fish per mile with Brook Trout at 234 fish per mile. Brownies ranged in size from 2-15 inches while brookies were 3-12 inches. This fishery was stocked with Brown Trout from 1972 to 2002. In 2007 and 2008, French Creek strain of Brown Trout was introduced. Random attempts to reintroduce Brook Trout occurred in 1993, 1996, 1998, and 1999. South Pine strain Brook Trout plants occurred in 2003 and 2004.(2021)

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The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Brook 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
  • 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
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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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