Stream trout fishing to open in Minnesota

It is another sign of spring. This weekend, Saturday, April 15 the stream trout season will open in Minnesota. The state has roughly 3,800 miles of designated trout streams.

Brook trout and splake fishing will also open on Saturday, April 15 on Lake Superior and its tributary streams, Minnesota Department of Natural Resource officials say. Trout anglers can find information on Minnesota’s trout streams and lakes on the DNR’s website.

According to the DNR website, there are six trout fishing regions: the Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Central & metro, Southeast, North Shore. Each region provides its own opportunity to bring home the fish. There are helpful learning guides and fishing tips tailored to each of Minnesota’s six trout fishing regions online.

DNR officials say the public can also access StreamFinder ( which provides anglers with a description, species list, regulations and access information for trout streams throughout Minnesota.

Remember if fishing on designated trout waters, anglers must have a trout stamp validation in addition to an angling license.

Complete trout season details are available at the DNR’s fishing page (