Minnesota Trout Fishing
All about fishing for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout in local lakes and streams.
There is lots of water in MN with trout of one kind or another. Many of the rivers and streams have trout as do Lake of the Woods and Lake Superior.
Trout Species In The State
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 16 lbs 6 oz
World record: 14 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 6 lbs 5 oz
World record: 40 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 16 lbs 12 oz
World record: 72 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 43 lbs 8 oz
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Select the best trout lures and baits
Minnesota State Record Trout
The state record rainbow trout was caught from the Devil Track River.
The state record brook trout was taken out of the Pigeon River.
The state record brown trout came from Lake Superior.
The state record lake trout was caught in Lake Superior.
The state record tiger trout, 2 lbs 9 oz, was taken out of Mill Creek.
Minnesota practices several trout management programs including stocking of trout in a variety of Minnesota fishing waters. Visit the Minnesota Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources website for additional information on trout and trout stocking schedules in Minnesota.
Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.
Additional trout information
Trout locations and info, by state.
The habits of trout.
Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Minnesota waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.