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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 at Casey Springs include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brook Trout - Fair: Brookies are coloring up in preparation for the spawn. Walk around freshly cleared areas in stream bottom. These are trout nests or redds. Use small flies imitating midges, minnows, or mayflies. Please respect private property open to angling. Pick up trash. Be considerate.
    All trout stream stockings unannounced for the rest of the year due to COVID-19 precautions. Streams stocked with catchables through October. It is hunting season in Iowa. Wear orange. Decorah Fish Hatchery restrooms are closed to the public for the remainder of the year.
    Brown Trout - Fair: Trout nests nests or redds are appearing on stream bottoms as spawning activity ramps up. Avoid stepping on these areas. Brownies may be slow to take bait. A keen eye and a fly box filled with a variety of sizes and colors will help match a hatch.
    Rainbow Trout - Excellent: Use flies imitating midges, crickets, mayflies. The smaller the better. Use hair jigs, spinner baits, small shallow water crankbaits for aggressive fish. Plenty of fish remain in stream over winter.

    Fishing Summary

    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. Brown Trout and Brook Trout are common species. SPECIAL REGULATION: Brook Trout catch and release only, Brown Trout 5 fish daily. Artificial lures only for all trout.(2019)

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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.