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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:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Trout streams are in good to excellent condition. Catchable trout stream stocking in full swing. All trout streams will be stocked but all will be unannounced due to COVID 19 precautions. No calendar will be available again this year. Hatchery grounds are open. Please observe social distancing and mask rules when visiting.
    Brook Trout - Good: Eleven streams have naturally reproducing populations with public access. To find out more, go to https://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Trout-Fishing. Fish pool edges and heads using flies imitating prey drifting down. On sunny afternoons, fish the hatch.
    Brown Trout - Excellent: Off color water from rainfall events will spur a brownie bite. Use tackle imitating forage fish or midges fishing the edge of a weed bed or large rock.
    Rainbow Trout - Excellent: Get tackle in front of fish and imitate prey movements. Minnow, worm, midge, and caddis flies work well this time of year.

    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. 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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    Popular Fish Species in this Stream

    Fish Stocking

      Regulations

      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

      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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