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I will be making a bike trip from hinckley to duluth with my brothers in a couple weeks. I would bet the streams near there have cooled down, but as long as i'm out there, i'm going to give them a try.

We will be staying at moose lake state park one night and the next night in duluth. we gave ourselves ample time to make stops along the way. Does anybody reccomend any streams along the trail? i see the Moosehorn and Blackhoof are close to the trail. As are the Little and Big Otter Rivers, Crystal, Gill, Mission, and Sargent closer to Duluth. How is angling access to these streams? I think if i have no luck, i'm going to make a car trip up to Gooseberry on the last day and check it out.

I'm not looking for tropies. What i would be most satisified with is catch four 10-12 inch trout that my brothers and i could eat for supper.

Thanks in advance to any who respond.

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I am not familiar with these streams in the area near the munger. I have caught a few trout in the blackhoof closer to Hwy. 23. I had to work my butt off to get them and they are sparse but it sure felt good to pull in a couple brookies. Well good luck and let us know how you do.

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I will be making a bike trip from hinckley to duluth with my brothers in a couple weeks. I would bet the streams near there have cooled down, but as long as i'm out there, i'm going to give them a try.

We will be staying at moose lake state park one night and the next night in duluth. we gave ourselves ample time to make stops along the way. Does anybody reccomend any streams along the trail? i see the Moosehorn and Blackhoof are close to the trail. As are the Little and Big Otter Rivers, Crystal, Gill, Mission, and Sargent closer to Duluth. How is angling access to these streams? I think if i have no luck, i'm going to make a car trip up to Gooseberry on the last day and check it out.

I'm not looking for tropies. What i would be most satisified with is catch four 10-12 inch trout that my brothers and i could eat for supper.

Thanks in advance to any who respond.

The Moosehorn has decent trout fishing, but in isolated spots. The river holds fish, but most of the areas that I have found trout have been privately owned/permissioned access.

The Blackhoof is worth the effort. I have fished it for years and would like to think I know a little about where fish are especially with the recent hot days. You will find fish, but you will need to work.

Otter is good, but the beavers are again having their way with the stream. If anyone is interested in talking to the DNR about a stream project on Otter, let me know. That stream could be great if the beavers were gone.

Crystal is alright, but it depends on the water level. Have only fished it when the waters are up.

Good luck.

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A few weekends ago I fished Sand and Hay creek in the st. croix state park, didn't catch anything but I saw a few trout that I spooked. You may have better luck though, as I am just a rookie! haha

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