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Jim W

Trout opener Questions!

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Jim W

Well, do you have your trout stamp/new license? Did you get the latest trout map? What about gear?

Your new line, tippets, leaders , flies, spinners, rapalas, hooks, split shot and a good sense of where to get them juicy crane fly larvae("water worms")?

DO you know or have a good idea where you might try first this year? Will you end up dealing with the large crowds again, or will you do some researching for a secluded spot away from the "opener yahoos"?

Are your leaking waders repaired(mine sure aren't)? Do you have a new fresh bottle of bug repellent?

Do you really love to trout fish? I do! Good luck this year on the streams boys and gals! Let's make that wonderful transition from hard water to stream and river fishing a good experience for all!! Respect other fisherman, land owners and good ol' "Mother Nature". Please practice catch and release when you can. Heck why not trying barbless hooks this year? Like always, let's share what we have learned and experience on the beautiful waters of South Eastern Minnesota!!! KEEP THEM RODS BENDIN' !!! Jim W

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Rick

Hey Jim,
when and where will the Fishing Minnesota trout/smallie outing be? Early season sounds like a great idea to me...how about you?

Anyone else want to join us?

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Jim W

Hey Rick,

If we were to incorporate both Smallmouth and trout it would have to be at the end of May(for smally opener). I haven't had the time yet to really get things moving.
So to answer your question, I'm guessing late May early June.
If it is specifically trout, I'm thinking about getting things set up at Forestville State Park. This would/could be earlier, possibly late April.

I will have to do some researching to find an area that would be conducive, geographically to both Smallmouth and Trout, somewhere that has a place to call base. A place that fisherman could have their choice of fishing for either trout or bronzies! I will definitely keep you up to date on my progress. Jim W

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james_walleye

The Root River has both smallies and trout in it......

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Jim W

Not to be a wise guy, but I am aware of that. However, there are 0 smallmouth in the Southbranch of the Root River(forestville). The North/Middle and Main Branches have both Smallmouth and trout. However, those branches house mostly smallmouth. If you were to really want to catch some trout(root river system), your best bet would be the South Branch.

So, the research I was referring to is a place to stage the event, ie. state or county park near both fisheries. james_walleye, do you know of such a place?
Right off hand, Forestville would meet the needs of trout fishing and be somewhat near enough decent smallmouth fishing water. JimW

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Hey! I'm new to this site, but I'm itchin' to get out and do some stream fishing. Been shut in all winter- only got out ice fishing ONCE! A trout/smallie outing sounds very therapeutic-I'm there!

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Rick

Let's do the Forestville gig then....what do you say Jim?

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MnSportsman

I would only like to interject 2 watersheds or fisheries that meet both the Smallie & the Trout opportunities. They would be the Zumbro & the Cannon rivers.
They both have great Trout fishing & the Smallmouth are excellent also. I have fished them extensively & I will say that both waters offer camping(campgrounds) & some excellent hotspots near the camping. If your plans are not "written in stone" yet, & you would like more info about the specific areas I'm speaking of, let me know.
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DARK30

TROUT IN THE CANNON? I'M LISTENING.
JUSAYWEN!

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MnSportsman

DARK30,
Give me an email address & I will put you on trout in the Cannon. I do ask that you C&R if at all possible tho'.In the places I will tell ya about,most are stocked that turned native & I would prefer that they stay to make more, if they will.
mnsportsman@hotmail.com

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Jim W

Rick, I'll start getting things in order for the Spring Trout day. I'll need to make reservations along with a few calls for possible seminar etc. I'll keep you up to date!

If any one would like to present or know of a possible presenter, or would like to help on the Trout day please get a hold of me at jwernimont@semnpic.org!

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