Stream Details

Wexford Creek

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: Located 5 miles north of Harpers Ferry on the Great River Road or CR X52.
Stream Segment Length: 1.40

Amenities

Amenities at Wexford 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.

Wexford is stocked weekly April through October with catchable 10-12 inch Rainbow Trout. Domestic Brown Trout catchable stocking was discontinued in 2003 and catchable Brook Trout stocking was discontinued in 2019. Please be aware that all of the stream is on private property where only angling is permitted.(2022)

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Fingerling Stocked or Natural Reproduction
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  • Annual 2021 - 1,594 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • Annual 2020 - 1,250 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • summer 2019 - 252 Brook Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2019 - 847 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
  • summer 2018 - 100 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2018 - 1,200 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 380 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 1,830 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 215 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 1,480 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 440 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 1,197 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 425 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 1,010 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 185 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 8,294 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 297 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 1,615 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
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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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