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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09/15/19 - 04/16/20

Stream trout catch-and-release - portions of southeastern Minnesota

Specific locations only

01/01/20 - 04/17/20

Stream trout catch-and-release - portions of southeastern Minnesota

Specific locations only

01/01/20 - 03/31/20

Lake trout - winter within BWCA

BWCA lakes entirely within Minnnesota

01/18/20 - 03/31/20

Stream trout in lakes

Outside or partly outside the BWCA

01/18/20 - 03/31/20

Lake trout - winter

Statewide inland waters

04/18/20 - 09/30/20

Stream trout

Excludes southeastern Minnesota

04/18/20 - 09/14/20

Stream trout - southeastern Minnesota

 

04/18/20 - 09/15/20

Stream trout - portions of southeastern Minnesota

Specific locations only

05/04/20 - 09/30/20

Stream trout - Canada border waters

Minnesota waters that border Canada

05/09/20 - 09/30/20

Lake trout - summer

Statewide inland waters

05/09/20 - 10/31/20

Stream trout in lakes

Statewide

09/15/20 - 10/15/20

Stream trout catch-and-release - portions of southeastern Minnesota

Specific counties in southeastern Minnesota

09/16/20 - 04/16/21

Stream trout catch-and-release - portions of southeastern Minnesota

Specific locations in southeastern Minnesota

Regulations

Trout management

Area fisheries office trout information