A Snowy Day at Little Mill, 2-11-18

I was in the Bellevue area for business, so I had to hit at least one trout stream, even though there was a solid foot of snow on the ground. I was rewarded with some fine fishing action, beautiful views, and a sunny day that got warmer as time went on. Navigating up and down…

Spring Branch 1/27/18

With temps of nearly 50 degrees in Iowa City, I decided to try out Spring Branch.  It was closer to freezing this far north (37 degrees) but still sunny and beautiful.  I flew my GoPro Karma over large stretches of the stream to document some of the better pools and runs.  Folks were catching lots…

White Pine Hollow

When I was in college, Professor Holstein used to talk reverently about “places [in the Bible] that don’t appear on any map.”  These were fantastic, beautiful, amazing places that were perhaps too special to be real. I think White Pine Hollow might be one of those places. You can find ample information online about the algific…

Ram Hollow

Ram Hollow (aka the Little Turkey River) is one of my go-to streams.  It is located just outside the small town of Colesburg (check out JR Willie’s and order the “Willie Whopper” if you need a good lunch).  This stream has a great mix of stocked fish and holdover trout.  For quantity and size, it’s…

Mossey Glen

Trip Report:   July 4, 2012 Mossey Glen is northwest of Edgewood at the end of Eagle Road. After about 2 miles of gravel, you come to a farm on the right, and a Level B Minimum Maintenance sign. The road continues on as dirt through the farmer’s cornfield. I was able to go 1/4-1/2…

Iowa BioNet Stream Map

Today I ran across this very cool fish survey site that shows fish counts and habitat assessments of Iowa streams: https://programs.iowadnr.gov/bionet/Sites/Search/Map This is done through the work of the University of Iowa’s State Hygienic Lab: https://now.uiowa.edu/2017/10/ui-limnologists-study-stream-dwellers-track-environmental-trends The site should be very useful for finding fish counts and types throughout your favorite streams!    

Ensign Hollow

September 10, 2017. Video stream report and review: Pictures from the trip, trip report to follow.

Twin Springs Park

Is this Heaven?  No, it’s… actually, let me check on that.  This stream must be the most beautiful of all in Iowa.  It really appears to be something from a fairy tale – crystal clear, cold water, cute bridges, hidden picnic tables, gorgeous trees growing streamside…. amazing. I came here twice on the last day…

Waterloo Creek

Trip Report:  The Rev T. and I were very excited to try this stream as a part of our fall 2016 trout trip to Decorah, as Waterloo Creek gets a lot of ink in the world of Iowa trout fishing.  First, it’s important to understand this is a long stream with many different accesses.  The…