Trout streams

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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Where to fish

Trout fishing basics

Events Calendar

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09/16/20 - 04/16/21Stream trout catch-and-releaseSpecific southeastern state parks and cities
01/01/21 - 03/31/21Stream trout in lakes Waters entirely within the BWCA
01/01/21 - 04/16/21Stream trout catch-and-releaseSoutheastern Minnesota
01/01/21 - 03/31/21Lake troutBWCA lakes entirely within Minnesota
01/16/21 - 03/31/21Stream trout in lakesOutside or partly outside the BWCA
01/16/21 - 03/31/21Lake troutStatewide inland waters
04/17/21 - 09/30/21Stream trout Excludes southeastern Minnesota
04/17/21 - 09/14/21Stream troutSoutheastern Minnesota
04/17/21 - 09/14/21Stream troutSpecific southeastern state parks and cities
04/17/21Stream trout openerStatewide inland streams
05/01/21 - 09/30/21Stream troutMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/15/21 - 09/30/21Lake troutStatewide inland waters
05/15/21 - 10/31/21Stream trout in lakesStatewide
05/15/21 - 09/30/21Lake trout - Canada border waters Minnesota waters that border Canada
09/15/21 - 10/15/21Stream trout catch-and-releaseSoutheastern Minnesota
09/15/21 - 04/15/22Stream trout catch-and-releaseSpecific southeastern state parks and cities


Trout management

Area fisheries office trout information