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:
    Brook Trout - Good: Hoppers, beetles, and anything that looks buggy work well this time of year. Pick up trash.
    Brown Trout - Good: Off-color water is a great time to catch a brownie. Fish along grassed edges, undercut banks, and around boulders.
    Rainbow Trout - Excellent: Use hair jigs, spinner baits, or small shallow water crankbaits for aggressive fish. Thank a landowner for allowing access on private land.
    Clarity good to excellent on most streams. Flows up but fishable. All stream stockings occurring with return of cooler temperatures. All stockings unannounced through the remainder of the season. Trout anglers can use any kind of light weight rods and reels with spinner baits or a hook tipped with small piece of crawler, cheese, or dough can be just as successful as fly anglers.

    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.(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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