Stream Details

Sny Magill Creek

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: Located in the Sny Magill Wildlife Management Area, 3 miles southwest of McGregor along Keystone Road.
Stream Segment Length: 5.00

Amenities

Amenities at Sny Magill Creek include:
  • Trails
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Accessible Shoreline
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.
Trout streams continue to be stocked every week even if not announced. Most area trout stream current remain elevated. Clarity much improved. Use care when crossing or fishing in faster current.

Sny Magill is stocked weekly April through October with catchable 10-12 inch Rainbow Trout and also provides opportunities for wild Brown Trout. Sampling for Sny Magill from 2010 showed 722 French Creek strain Brown Trout per mile with fish up to 16 inches. This is an estimated population and actual trout numbers will be higher. First ever natural reproduction was detected during this sampling. Recent habitat improvement projects have provided an accessible streambank and many other easy stream access points. Primitive camping is allowed in the wildlife management area. (2022)

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  • Annual 2021 - 11,953 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • Annual 2020 - 11,088 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • August 2019 - 20 Brook Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2019 - 15,554 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2018 - 12,132 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 2,401 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 11,140 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 1,395 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 12,288 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 1,850 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 11,837 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 2,283 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 8,480 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 1,415 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 9,435 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 1,630 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 10,270 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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