Stream Details

South Pine Creek

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Located 1.5 miles southeast of Sattre. Angler parking provided along Spring Creek Road.
Stream Segment Length: 1.30

Amenities

Amenities at South Pine Creek include:
  • Trails
  • Camping
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.

This stream is managed under a "Catch and Release Brook Trout, Artificial lures only" regulation. Anglers must release all Brook Trout immediately. The stream supports naturally reproducing Brook Trout and Brown Trout populations. South Pine is a small open stream in a narrow valley surrounded by prairie in the floodplain. Access to this stream is challenging. The only way to access this fishery is by walking from the parking lot on Spring Creek Road following the mowed trail about 1 mile to the stream. At the bottom of the first hill past the pond, follow the mowed path to the right. Primitive camping is allowed on the South Pine Creek Wildlife Management Area.(2022)

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  • 5/24/2017 - 431 Brook Trout (3")
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: Catch and release only. Artificial lures only in posted areas. Artificial lure means lures that do not contain or have applied to them any natural or human-made substance designed to attract fish by the sense of taste or smell.
  • 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: Artificial lures only in posted areas. Artificial lure means lures that do not contain or have applied to them any natural or human-made substance designed to attract fish by the sense of taste or smell.
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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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