Lanesboro area

Section of Fisheries

Southeast MN Stream Conditions

Last updated on:

Tuesday - March 21, 2017

Current conditions

Forestville Creek (Forestville State Park)

Clear, Normal

S. Br. Root River (Forestville State Park)

Clear, Normal

Pine Creek (upper)


South Fork Root River (Million $ Bridge)


Trout Run

Clear, Normal

South Branch Root River (Preston)


Camp Creek


Duschee Creek

Clear, Normal

Gribben Creek


Garvin Brook


Wisel Creek


Whitewater River system

Crystal Springs Hatchery

Fishing Report

We will update this page as in the past... usually on a Thursday or as conditions change.  You are welcome to call the office for information (507-467-2442).

NOTE - Check the detailed fishing easement maps (bottom of page).

NOTE - Check the new fishing easement maps (bottom of page).

March 21, 2017 (Tuesday) - Some reports of blue-winged olives out and about.  Also some midges hatching with dry fly activity.  Rain coming this Friday and weekend.  No to very little snow on the ground here now.

February 22, 2017 (Wednesday) - Looks like we are mostly muddy down here.  I have not heard any good water condition reports but I bet you could find some fishable water before the snow storm comes on Friday.  Some streams are looking better than yesterday...maybe fishable this afternoon?

February 13, 2017 (Monday) - Blue-winged olives seen on Trout Run.  Fish rising to midge adults and pupa.

February 10, 2017 (Friday) - Stream conditions may change!  You may have to have a Plan B if you come down this weekend.  Streams with smaller watersheds would of course have better water condtions than those in larger watershed.  Streams are in excellent shape right now!

February 9, 2017 (Thursday) - Streams look to be in great shape.  Warm(er) temperatures tomorrow and this weekend!

January 30, 2017 (Monday) - Trout were caught this past weekend.  Midges, scuds...the normal fly patterns.

January 18, 2017 (Wednesday) - Duschee has been getting a little off colored today.  You can see about 3 ft down into the hatchery bridge pool.  Plenty of rainbow trout out there!  Shelf ice (surface ice on stream edges usually in slower deeper pools) was developing last week but probably gone now on many streams this week.  Do not walk on shelf ice!

January 9, 2017 (Monday) - Note that the CWD deer hunt is ongoing.  See below for maps of the area hunt. Streams are in great shape.  No reports of midges hatching but its been pretty cold.  Please note that the new maps for the "Town and State Park Catch-and-Release Trout Season" are up here.  The first opportunity to take advantage of this new trout season will be October 16, 2017.  First big brown of the year caught in southeast MN on January 1st...29 inch male!

Description of Information

This site is an attempt to provide up to date information on stream conditions in the Lanesboro Fisheries Management Area. Conditions change quickly and we will update this page as much as our time allows. One person’s description of water conditions and how fishable a particular stream is are always different from someone else. “Last Updated” information will always be posted above.

We will use the terms…

We will not post information based on speculation. If water conditions are MUDDY on Camp Creek, for example, this means that one of us has actually been to Camp Creek on the date reported and observed the condition.

If you need further information you are welcome to call our office.