Trout lakes


Trout lake fishing regulations

A Trout and Salmon Stamp is needed to fish in designated trout streams, designated trout lakes, and Lake Superior, and whenever you are in possession of trout or salmon.

Seasons

For exact dates you must consult the DNR Fishing Regulations.

 

Summer

Winter

Stream Trout Lakes

Fishing Opener (mid-May) to October 31

Lake outside or partly outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area: mid-January to March 31.

Lakes entirely within the BWCA: mid-January to March 31.

Lakes in Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Crow Wing and Hubbard (except for Blue Lake) counties are closed during winter months. Does not include lake trout.

Lake Trout Lakes

Fishing opener (mid-May) to September 30

Lake outside or partly outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area: mid-Janurary to March 31.

Lakes entirely within the BWCA: January 1 to March 31.

Bag Limits

Stream trout: 5 combined with no more than 3 over 16 inches
Lake trout: 2 for inland waters and 3 for Lake Superior

Trout lakes with experimental and special regulations

Foster Arend Lake (Olmsted County)
Kraut Lake (Cook County)
North Shady Lake (Cook County)
Peanut Lake (Cook County)
Red Wing Pottery Pond (Goodhue County)
Square Lake (Washington County)
Squash Lake (Cook County)
Thompson Lake (Cook County)
Thrush Lake (Cook County)
Tomato Lake (Cook County)
Turnip Lake (Cook County)