Big Springs Rearing Station

The one Brook Trout I caught, but a very big one. One of the many nice Rainbows- some I estimated at 16-18″.  All fish were released alive. Trip Report: August 18, 2018 Fishing the Turkey River at Big Springs for trout was an experience I was prepared to hate… wow, was I wrong!

Brush Creek – Jackson County

Brush Creek is a stream that I enjoyed fishing as a high-schooler out of Davenport.  It is one of the closest streams to the Quad Cities, along with the Mills.  Because it is out in the country a ways, it used to get a lot less fishing traffic.  Over the past 20 years, that seemed…

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…