Stream Trout Fishing Season Opens April 13th
Minnesota’s popular warm weather stream trout season opens Saturday, April 13 with quality fishing opportunities in every region of the state.
“The trout fishing opportunities are improving through investments in trout habitat, angler access, sound land use, and science-based management. Anglers help pay for this work when they buy fishing licenses and trout stamps.” said Jamison Wendel, DNR stream habitat consultant.
Minnesota has roughly 3,800 miles of designated trout streams. Its four coldwater hatcheries produce more than 1.7 million fingerlings and yearlings for stocking each year. Anglers fishing on designated trout waters must have a trout validation in addition to an angling license.
Fishing easements and stream accesses can be found online in maps on the DNR’s trout fishing page.
Complete trout season details are available at mndnr.gov/fishing. Information trout fishing, including a calendar of upcoming events, and how to access trout streams is online at mndnr.gov/fishing/trout_