Here's the trout stocking info I promised for the week of the GGG trip. All these streams are within a 15 minute drive of the camp area and two are in the park itself and are hikeable.
Paint Creek is very close to the camp site and is on an unannounced schedule, but the do usually stock it at least once a week, and there is some holdover trout.
Little Paint Creek is a smaller stream and would probably be great for the Tenkara style of fishing. The DNR is scheduled to stock that on Friday the 10th.
There are three more unannounce streams close to Yellow river, North Cedar, about 10 miles south of where we will be and would also probably be a great Tenkara stream.
Wexford which is about 10 mile north. It's a bigger stream with limited fishing options, only a couple of places to fish from.
Hickory Creek is about 10 miles West of Yellow river. I really don't know too much about it, although I have heard it can be good.
Bloody Run is a nice long stream that is supposed to be stocked on Tuesday the 8th. It is very close to Marquette, Iowa and is heavily fished. A good portion of this stream is hike in only fishing, but I really don't know how much pressure the hike in part gets.
Sny Magill is the last stream within the 15 minute window. It's a nice long stream that it supposed to be stocked on Thursday the 9th. There are alot of parking areas available along this stream so it's usually a short walk to the water.
Licence fees: Resident Annual $19 7 day $13.50 1 day $9.50 Trout Stamp $12.50
Non Resident Annual $41 (so not fair) 7 day $32 3 day $17.50 1 day $10.50 Trout stamp $15.00
The licenses are available online at the Iowa DNR website or shops in the area.
And if your real nice I might be persuaded to catch a few for dinner.
Hope to see you all up there next weekend.
By the way, I will probably be up there in the afternoon on the 10th.