Stream Details

Grannis Creek

General Information

County: Fayette
Location: Located in Grannis Creek Wildlife Management Area, 3.5 miles southeast of Fayette off of Grannis Road.
Stream Segment Length: 1.50

Amenities

Amenities at Grannis Creek include:
  • Trails
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
Brook Trout - Fair: Fish the weed lines and head end of riffles for actively feeding fish. Terrestrial insects abundant.
Brown Trout - Good: Dirty water favors Brown Trout anglers. Increasing terrestrial insect numbers such as crickets, beetles, grasshoppers washing into streams creates a feeding frenzy for brownies.
Rainbow Trout - Good: A few streams get too warm for stocking Rainbow Trout during the heat of the summer, specifically July and August. This is an annual occurrence. Not to worry. Plenty of fish remain in the streams. Stocking the other streams continues as scheduled.
Wild parsnip beginning to dry out. Protect yourself from this plant by keeping arms and legs covered. This plants sap can cause serious blisters. Most area trout stream flows remain elevated. Clarity much improved. Use care when crossing or fishing in faster current.

Grannis Creek is stocked weekly April through October with catchable 10-12 inch Rainbow Trout and also provides opportunities for wild Brown Trout. Sampling data from 2013 for Grannis Creek showed 559 French Creek strain Brown Trout per mile with fish up to 14 inches collected. This is an estimated population and actual trout numbers will be higher. Bank access is easy with a small paved area for universal access at the upstream parking lot. Please be aware that part of the stream is on private property and only angling is permitted.(2021)

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

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  • Annual 2021 - 7,726 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • Annual 2020 - 8,732 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • annual 2019 - 3,578 Brook Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2019 - 4,836 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2018 - 3,555 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2018 - 4,370 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 1,495 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 7,237 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 915 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 8,805 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 1,270 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 8,019 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 2,250 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 7,320 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 1,620 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 10,354 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 1,576 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 10,970 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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
  • Rainbow 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
  • White Sucker
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
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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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