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R. Miller

The Kinnie

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Just wondering if anyone can give me any pointers to this one. I'm sure it gets fished hard being so close to the cities, and I'm just like everyone else, thinking it would be a nice day trip spot. Have you guys had luck with the brookies here? What are the easiest starting points as far as parking the car and hiking around?

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no ones going to give you there honey holes, but there are numerous places to start. if you want brookies i would fish the upper kinnie or the south fork. north of river falls. there are more fish up there although I have caught bigger fish below river falls in the canyon areas, get an atlas and explore!

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I don't think I'm giving anything away, but you there's access right below the dam inside the city. There's a park at the dam, steps down to the river and a path with park benches all along the river. I second what QS said. From the DNR reports, there are more fish per mile north of the city, but I usually fish south of the dam. Weekends can get a little busy, but most people are friendly.

I've never caught a brookie there. I've only gotten browns in the 10 times I've been there.

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Thanks for the replies guys. I'm definitely not looking for any honey holes, I just wanted fo find out if a few guys looking at this forum fish the area. It looks like a blast to go try. I've driven past the area a number of times but haven't made it out yet. Living this close it's probably worth the liscense if I make if over there a few times. I'm just getting really excited to get down to SE MN area in April, and am just Spring Dreamin' about other spots to try. Thanks guys.

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During the spring/summer I usually fish the Kini or Rush since I can leave the metro after work and still get a couple of hours fishing in. IIRC the Kini Land Trust has a nice little map showing the access points. I usually fish the upper Kini. If you want to glean some good information then you need to start hanging out at Bob Mitchel's Fly Shop in Lake Elmo, it's sort of the gateway to the Kini.

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Since I live in River Falls, I end up fishing the kinni several times a week.

The most popular spot is just below the dam. That is where I have caught my largest trout at.

I've heard that just north of town is some good fishing too.

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