Iowa Brook Trout (unfortunately from an 1895 report)

"I think my district included five ranges in Allamakee and Winneshiek Counties. My work was partly in that portion of those counties which a writer in a recent number of the 'Midland Monthly' calls the 'Switzerland of Iowa.' Here among swiftly running streams, deep canons, mountainous hills and rocky precipices, I worked for two months and really here I had the most pleasant and enjoyable time of all my different trips. I found that the brooks and creeks were pretty well stocked with speckled trout." (Former land surveyor Ira Cook) Native brookies are not wholly extirpated from the state, however: www.fws.gov/midwest/LaCrosseFisheries/projects/SouthPine.html