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Trout fishing regulations - HELP!

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Can somebody please verify the trout fishing regulations in tributaries of Lake Superior? The way I read them, fishing rainbows in any rivers/streams dumping into Superior is catch and release only above the falls. For example, Knife River above Co Rd 9 looks like it has rainbows, but is catch and release only - any help?

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The river is closed upsream from co 9 as of September 30th.

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I understand the closed season regulations - just looking for help on the rainbow trout interpretation...

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the rainbows above the boundary are juvenile steelhead and need to be released. i don't have the manual in front of me but I believe a rainbow needs to be 15 inches long and have a clipped adipose fin. any rainbows above the posted boundary are catch and release only, and the upper stretches above the boundary are now closed.

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