Iowa Brook Trout (unfortunately from an 1895 report)
Submitted by Ted Williams on Fri, 06/30/2006 - 07:17.
"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