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  1. mark p


    Len, Thank you for your service in law enforcement. Unfortunately, these days people in law enforcement aren't appreciated enough.
  2. Most of the trout streams in SE MN support naturally reproducing trout populations.
  3. I assume you are asking about the counties in SE Minnesota. If so, on September 14th you can still keep trout. Starting on September 15th it is catch and release only.
  4. I don't have any suggestions, but wanted to mention that there are a limited number of trout streams that are open for the winter season. Also, it is normally only a portion of that stream not the entire stream that is open. Therefore, make sure you check the regulations to find out where it is legal to fish in January.
  5. mark p

    TR Richland County

    If the 'May harvest guys' would practice some selective catch and release, those big fish would still be around in June for someone to catch!!!
  6. mark p

    2012 Trout License

    The 2012 license says expires 2/28/2013 "unless noted elsewhere". Then down where it lists the type of fishing license you purchased, it says "effective dates 3/1/2012 - 4/30/2013" I have inquired about this before and was told by the DNR that the license and trout stamp are both good until April 30th. I hadn't looked at the new one, but pulled it out and and S.T. is correct. License and trout stamp both expire on 2/28/2014.
  7. mark p

    Snap Swivels

    Actually minnows are legal on designated trout streams, but illegal on LAKES that are designated as stream trout LAKES which is what the regs you cut out say.
  8. mark p

    Trout Pond Fishing

    I have had good luck using power bait salmon eggs. Just 1 on a hook. I like to fish them without a bobber but you can't cast them very far. The kids alwqays used a bobber until they were older and they worked fine that way too. I started using them because I thought they might look the pellets they feed them at the hatchery which is also why I didn't use a bobber. Was hoping it would sink like 'the naturals?'
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    The DNR site has a Whitewater conditions page. It isn't updated everyday though. The page currently says it was updated Monday. Hopefully they'll update it again soon. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/areas/fisheries/crystalsprings_hatchery/stream_cond.html
  10. I have fished Gribben for almost 50 years and it has never been a brookie stream during that time. Can't remember catching even a single brook trout.
  11. I haven't fished in Iowa for 5 or 6 years, but isn't the limit on trout 5?
  12. mark p

    30"+ Brown!!!

    I don't know if it's true or not, but I have heard that trout that old aren't very productive spawners.
  13. mark p

    pine creek

    I assume the Pine Creek being discussed is the one in SE MN in the SW corner of Winona county. It is close to the town of Rushford. There is also a Pine Creek that runs into La Crescent, but that one doesn't have any habitat improvement on it.
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    Valley Creek

    If it's a designated trout stream you should be able to find it using the trout stream maps and access it at one of the road crossings. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/trout_streams/index.html
  15. It's been a week with basically no rain so everything in SE MN should be in good shape now.
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