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Stream Details

Dutton Springs Creek

General Information

County: Fayette
Location: Located 3 miles northeast of West Union in Dutton's Cave Park.
Stream Segment Length: 0.27


Amenities at Dutton Springs Creek include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
Brook Trout - Fair: Be stealthy approaching streams. Clarity excellent. Find fish in deeper pools above beaver dams.
Brown Trout - Fair: Anglers may have to be more stealthy when approaching streams due to clear water. Flip a fly along the edge of vegetation. Try using flies imitating minnows or other small fish.
Trout stream stocking is done until next April. Staff would like to thank all our trout anglers and supporters for making this season fun and rewarding. Brown and Brook Trout are spawning. Trout nests or redds are showing up in streams. Avoid walking on these areas. Many trout streams run through public areas where hunting is occurring.
Rainbow Trout - Fair: Try a small chunk of worm or cheese under a bobber fished through a deeper hole.

Fingerling South Pine strain Brook Trout were stocked from 2000 through 2002, 2005 , 2010, 2013, and 2017 with only spotty natural reproduction. The springhead of this stream starts in Dutton's Cave Park, a county owned park. Bank access in the park is easy. Landowner permission is required on private property. No map is available for this stream.(2021)

Parking Access
Catchable Trout Waters
Fingerling Stocked or Natural Reproduction
Restrictive Regulation Stream

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    No known aquatic invasive species have been found
  • 5/24/2017 - 300 Brook Trout (3")
  • 05/24/2013 - 500 Brook Trout (4.0")
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
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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.