Trout lakes

Trout angler on an ice-covered lake.There are two types of trout lakes. One mainly contains lake trout. These are called lake trout lakes. The other mainly contains stream trout (rainbow, brook, brown, and a hybrid of lake trout and brook trout called splake). These are called stream trout lakes.

Trout lakes are primarily in northeastern Minnesota, though some are as far south as Rochester. These lakes are extremely popular with anglers, who like trout for their beauty, fight, and taste--not to mention the fact that many trout lakes are amidst some of Minnesota's wildest, most scenic settings.

Anglers looking for information on specific trout lakes can find it in the trout lake list. This shows the trout species present for all trout lakes, listed by county. And it includes links to lake information such as stocking, map, fish consumption advisory, and water quality.