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DNR Fisheries AreasLove & Strutt Creeks

Love CreekLove & Strutt Creeks are class 1 brown trout streams and codified as Exceptional Resource Waters (ERW). The site contains numerous sandstone outcrops and prairie remnants that harbor several rare species.


Love & Strutt Creeks Fishery Area starts at the junction with Mill Creek in Iowa Coounty, (T 7N, R 4E, secion 34), upstream to headwater springs in Iowa County, (T 6N, R 4E, sections 11 and 12).


Angling opportunities

Trout fishing from the shore.

Recreational Opportunities

The fishing easement Areas are basically restricted to fishing and associated activities only; the fee title lands may be used as shown below:

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing - trout
  • Bird watching
  • Pets
  • Berry picking


The Love & Strutt Creeks Fishery Area is managed to protect and enhance the habitat associated with the class 1 brown trout fishery and associated other aquatic organisms, provide public access to this fishery, and provide for upland public hunting and other compatible upland outdoor recreational pursuits.


For questions and comments contact:

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
1500 N Johns Street
Dodgeville WI 53533


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Last revised: Monday February 20 2017