Stream Details

North Cedar Creek

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: Located 3 miles west of McGregor off of CR B60 or Ivory Road.
Stream Segment Length: 2.00

Amenities

Amenities at North Cedar Creek include:
    Brook Trout - Good: Hoppers, beetles, and anything that looks buggy work well this time of year. Pick up trash.
    Brown Trout - Good: Off-color water is a great time to catch a brownie. Fish along grassed edges, undercut banks, and around boulders.
    Rainbow Trout - Excellent: Use hair jigs, spinner baits, or small shallow water crankbaits for aggressive fish. Thank a landowner for allowing access on private land.
    Clarity good to excellent on most streams. Flows up but fishable. All stream stockings occurring with return of cooler temperatures. All stockings unannounced through the remainder of the season. Trout anglers can use any kind of light weight rods and reels with spinner baits or a hook tipped with small piece of crawler, cheese, or dough can be just as successful as fly anglers.

    North Cedar upstream of Ivory Road is stocked twice a month April through October with catchable 10-12 inch brook and rainbow trout and is unannounced. The far upstream segment receives an annual stocking of French Creek strain fingerling brown trout. A Wisconsin strain of brook trout was also introduced in 2006 and again in 2009 and 2010. Sampling data for 2011 showed 168 brown trout per mile with fish up to 14 inches and 120 brook trout per mile with fish up to 12 inches. Only limited natural reproduction of both species has been documented. This is not an estimated population and actual trout numbers will be higher. North Cedar is a small stream with heavy tree cover. Primitive camping is available.(2012)

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    • annual 2019 - 1,222 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
    • annual 2018 - 1,018 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2017 - 168 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2017 - 878 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2016 - 155 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2016 - 990 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2015 - 245 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2015 - 1,075 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2014 - 290 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2014 - 890 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2013 - 150 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2013 - 820 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2012 - 141 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2012 - 1,512 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2011 - 90 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2011 - 1,190 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.

    • 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
    • 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
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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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