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:
  • 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.

South Cedar is stocked weekly April, May, June, September and October with catchable 10-12 inch Rainbow Trout. French Creek fingerling Brown Trout were stocked annually from 2006 to 2017. Recent sampling efforts detected a naturally reproducing population of Brown Trout.(2022)

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  • Annual 2021 - 3,360 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • Annual 2020 - 3,121 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • 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")
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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