South Pine Creek

South Pine Creek is a mythical location for many Iowa trout fishermen.  I first became aware of the stream in the Hughes book, where he refuses to even map the stream because he does not want anglers to ruin it.  The wonderful book Oneota Flow contains an entire chapter on the history of the stream…

Spring Branch Creek

Spring Branch is the most well-known (and possibly most-fished) trout stream in Iowa.  Its convenient location just outside Manchester, great access, and adjacent hatchery make it a favorite for serious fishermen as well as more casual anglers.  Families will enjoy feeding the giant hatchery trout with pellets available for purchase.  There is a nice screened…