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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

Amenities at Casey Springs include:
  • Trails
Water levels currently elevated at most locations and muddy. Streams with better water quality should clear by the weekend. Use care when wading streams with elevated flows.
Brook Trout - Slow: Wait for water to clear for better chance at catching one of these beauties. Good hatches of gnats, mayflies, caddis flies, and midges.
Brown Trout - Fair: Fish near or around logs or undercut banks. Spinner baits work well. Also try using streamers on larger waterbodies for some exciting action. Brown trout like cloudy water.
Rainbow Trout - Fair: Use spinner baits, hair jigs, or hooks tipped with a small piece of worm, bread, or cheese floated through deeper holes.

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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    No known aquatic invasive species have been found
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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