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Stream Details

Pine Creek

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: Located on Pine Creek Wildlife Management Area, 2 miles northeast of Sattre on Balsam Road or CR W60.
Stream Segment Length: 2.50

Amenities

Amenities at Pine Creek include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brook Trout - Good: Now is the time to use small terrestrial flies such as crickets, grasshoppers, and ants. Please respect private property open to angling. Pick up trash. Be considerate.
    All trout stream stockings unannounced for the rest of the year due to COVID-19 precautions. Anglers seeing good evening mayfly and white fly hatches. Take advantage of the cooler weather and explore a new stream.
    Brown Trout - Excellent: Excellent evening mayfly hatches. A keen eye and a fly box filled with a variety of sizes and colors will help match a hatch. Fish along grassed edges, undercut banks, and around boulders.
    Rainbow Trout - Excellent: Hoppers, beetles, and anything that looks buggy will work this time of year. Use hair jigs, spinner baits, small shallow water crankbaits for aggressive fish.

    Fishing Summary

    Pine Creek is stocked with French Creek strain fingerling brown trout annually. A Wisconsin strain brook trout was introduced in 2006 and again in 2009 and 2010. Sampling results in 2010 indicate good survival of brook trout with natural reproduction occurring. Brown trout reproduction has not been documented and population is maintained by annual stocking of French Creek strain brown trout fingerlings. There were 292 brown trout per mile with fish up to 11 inches and 317 brook trout per mile with fish up to 10 inches collected. This is not an estimated population and actual trout numbers will be higher. Brown trout are most abundant in the lower 1.5 miles of stream. Brook trout reproduction is occurring in the upstream 1 mile of the stream. Pine Creek WMA offers excellent hiking opportunities with fair shoreline access to the fishery. Primitive camping is available on the wildlife management area.(2012)

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    Popular Fish Species in this Stream

    Fish Stocking

    • 05/13/2015 - 5,000 Brown Trout (4")
    • 06/02/2014 - 3,350 Brown Trout (2")
    • 05/22/2013 - 5,000 Brown Trout (4.0")
    • 05/08/2012 - 5,080 Brown Trout (2.1")
    • 06/07/2010 - 1,220 Brook Trout (2.75")

    Regulations

    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
    • 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.

    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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