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…

Spring Branch Pics, May 30, 2017

The fishing was good at Spring Branch on May 30. Water was low and clear. I arrived late afternoon and fished for about three hours. Caught a very nice brown and brook, hooked or missed several others.  

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…