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Stream Details

Falcon Spring

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Take Pole Line Road about 6 miles west from Decorah to the Falcon Spring Wildlife Management Area. Visitors must hike approximately 1.25 miles to reach the spring run.
Stream Segment Length: 0.20

Amenities

Amenities at Falcon Spring include:
    Brook Trout - Good: Eleven streams have naturally reproducing populations with public access. Go to https://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Trout-Fishing to find out where.
    Brown Trout - Good: Streams are full of brown trout and a wide variety of insects are hatching. Make sure your tackle or fly box is filled with a variety to match.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: All streams continue to receive their weekly trout stocking. Rainbows are easily caught using a hook tipped with a worm, cheese, or even bread fished under a bobber. They will also come to a variety of flies.
    Take time to enjoy and keep cool on one of Iowa's many trout streams. Hatchery grounds are open to visitors. Trout stream stocking continue to be unannounced but streams are being stocked. Wild Parsnip is beginning to bloom. Use care around this plant. It can cause skin to blister.

    Falcon Springs has been stocked with both fingerling domestic Brook and Brown Trout and South Pine strain brookies and French Creek strain brownies. Neither have been stocked since 2008. Please be aware that segments of the stream are on private property where only angling is permitted. An artificial lure only rule and Brook Trout must be released immediately on this stream applies.(2021)


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

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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
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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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