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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 - Slow: Brook trout take more persuasion to bite in off-color water. Sneak up on brook trout for a better chance at catching one of these beauties. Good hatches of gnats, mayflies, caddis flies, and midges.
Brown Trout - Good: 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.
Water flows slightly elevated at most locations. Stream clarity highly variable depending on where rain fell but most are clear. Use care when wading streams with elevated flows. All streams were stocked this week. Gnats and no-see-ums out in force. Wild parsnip is beginning to bloom. Do not touch this plant. It can cause painful blisters.
Rainbow Trout - Excellent: Use spinner baits, hair jigs, or hooks tipped with a small piece of worm, bread, or cheese floated through deeper holes.
Water flows slightly elevated at most locations. Stream clarity highly variable depending on where rain fell but most are clear. Use care when wading streams with elevated flows. All streams were stocked this week. Gnats and no-see-ums out in force. Wild parsnip is beginning to bloom. Do not touch this plant. It can cause painful blisters.
Brook Trout - Slow: Brook trout take more persuasion to bite in off-color water. Sneak up on brook trout for a better chance at catching one of these beauties. Good hatches of gnats, mayflies, caddis flies, and midges.
Brown Trout - Good: 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 - Excellent: Use spinner baits, hair jigs, or hooks tipped with a small piece of worm, bread, or cheese floated through deeper holes.

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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    No known aquatic invasive species have been found
  • Annual 2022 - 7,772 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • 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)
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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