Elk Creek Fishery Area
DNR Fisheries Areas
Elk Creek is a medium-size stream that flows through agricultural lands. The fishery area is large and includes Elk Creek, Big Elk Creek, and seven small, unnamed tributary streams. Water quality of the stream is considered good, but agricultural activities do contribute a moderate level of nutrients. Elk Creek is a moderate-gradient stream bordered by a narrow wetland strip in the upper portion with tag alder and open meadow along its banks. The lower portion of Elk Creek flows through the higher ground with floodplain forest. Streambank erosion is a problem in the lower half due to sandy soils and higher streambanks. The tributaries to Elk Creek flow through a mixture of tag alder, open meadow, and upland woodlands.
Elk Creek Fishery Area is located in southwest Chippewa County and southeast Dunn County, nine miles west of Chippewa Falls.
Fishing is limited to bridge crossings, shoreline angling, or wading. Elk Creek offers some of the best fly fishing opportunities in Chippewa County because of habitat improvements and the greater stream width.
Elk Creek and its tributaries are managed to protect and improve naturally reproducing brown and brook trout populations and to provide access for anglers.
For questions and comments contact:
Department of Natural Resources
1300 W Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire WI 54701