The three county area offers some incredible river fishing opportunities. The Clearwater, Crow, Elk, Sauk, and St. Francis rivers all offer unique and relatively underutilized angling opportunities with scenic views. Below you will find a variety of summaries and reports on the warm water rivers in our area.
The following are PDF files
From July 9 - August 3, 2012, a fish population assessment of the Crow River was conducted from the mouth of the Crow River in Dayton to the Meeker/Wright County line near the town of Kingston. The population assessment encompassed approximately 93 river miles of the North Fork and Crow Rivers. All fish species were sampled via boat electrofishing with special targeted sampling for channel catfish using trot lines. Below is a summary of species sampled during the assessment with sportfish species being highlighted.
|Species - electrofishing||Number||Average length (in)||Max length (in)|
|Horny head chub||26||5.2||6.3|
|Orange spotted sunfish*||4|
|Species - trot lines|
* no measurements taken
Updated April 5, 2013