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The Duncan Creek Fishery Area includes 245 acres of land in fee title, which covers approximately 1.6 miles of stream. Fisheries easements provide public access along an additional 6.3 miles of stream. The combination of easements and fee title lands cover a majority of the stream frontage in the fishery area. Duncan Creek is a class 1 brook trout stream and one of the best brook trout streams in Chippewa County.

Duncan Creek originates in a large wetland complex and flows through agricultural lands. Water quality of the stream is considered good, but agricultural activities do contribute a moderate level of nutrients. The stream is a low-gradient stream bordered by a narrow wetland strip comprised primarily of tag alder and reed canary grass.


The Duncan Creek Fishery Area is located in northwest Chippewa County, immediately north of the Bloomer city limits.


Angling opportunities

Fishing is limited to bridge crossings, shoreline angling, or wading. Fly fishing can be difficult during summer months because of the thick reed canary grass growth that develops along stream banks.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting - deer, grouse, woodcock, woodduck, and small game
  • Trapping
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing - brook trout
  • Bird watching


Duncan Creek is managed for a naturally reproducing brook trout population.


For questions and comments contact:

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
1300 W Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire WI 54701


Wisconsin Clear Waters Chapter of Trout Unlimited [exit DNR]

Last revised: Tuesday March 24 2020