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Stream Details

South Cedar Creek

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: Located 2 miles south of Garnavillo and may be accessed from Jigsaw Road.
Stream Segment Length: 0.50

Amenities

Amenities at South Cedar Creek include:
    Brook Trout - Good: Excellent hatches of blue-winged olives, caddis flies, midges, and stoneflies. On sunny days, fish these hatches. 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: Off color water from rainfall events will spur a brownie bite. Fish weed edges, ledges, and heads of pools using pheasant tail nymphs with a small midge or scud dropper.
    Rainbow Trout - Excellent: With clear water, best fishing on cloudy days. Use light weight spinning rod and reels for some fun action. Use a small hook or light jig head with cheese, worms, or plastic tail.
    Trout streams are low with excellent clarity. Catchable trout stream stocking in full swing. Streams are stocked each week but will be unannounced again this year due to COVID 19 precautions. No calendar will be available. Hatchery grounds are open. Please observe current social distancing and mask rules when visiting. Fourth season turkey hunting is open ending May 16. Remember to wear bright clothing when fishing.

    South Cedar is stocked weekly April, May, June, September and October with catchable 10-12 inch brook and rainbow trout. It is an unannounced stocking. French Creek fingerling brown trout have been stocked annually since 2006.(2012)

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    • annual 2019 - 3,230 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
    • annual 2018 - 2,518 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2017 - 160 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2017 - 3,040 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
    • 5/25/2017 - 2,000 Brown Trout (2")
    • annual 2016 - 130 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2016 - 3,175 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
    • 6/6/16 - 2,100 Brown Trout (4")
    • annual 2015 - 335 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2015 - 2,840 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
    • 05/13/2015 - 2,000 Brown Trout (4")
    • annual 2014 - 400 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2014 - 2,575 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
    • 06/02/2014 - 1,320 Brown Trout (2")
    • annual 2013 - 270 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2013 - 2,915 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2012 - 138 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2012 - 2,520 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
    • 05/07/2012 - 1,840 Brown Trout (2.1")
    • annual 2011 - 115 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
    • annual 2011 - 2,071 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
    • 05/16/2011 - 1,900 Brown Trout (2.0")
    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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