Stream trout

Brokk trout

Brook trout

Brook trout are native to Minnesota. You'll find them in streams along the North Shore and in the clean, cold headwaters of southeastern Minnesota trout streams.

Brown trout

Brown trout

Rainbow trout

Rainbow trout


Southeastern Minnesota has mostly brown trout, native to Germany, and rainbow trout, native to the western United States. Both varieties were introduced to Minnesota in the late 1800s.


Image of a stream

Stream reports

Angler holding a stream trout in witner

Hot tips for winter trout

Explore Minnesota TourismThe deeply carved coulees of southeast Minnesota offer great year-round trout fishing in 720 miles of designated streams.

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Fish being properly released after being caught

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