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Where is the good trout fishing in Minnesota? I'm looking forward to fishing here this summer. Had a blast my first time trout fishing in the mountains of North Georgia. Beautiful country, great trout fishing with an ultralight, a mepps, or berkley gulp, mini earthworms.

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Up the North Shore of Lake Superior there are many options, once you get past Duluth, there is a river or stream about every 10 miles. Lot's of options and plenty of places to stay whether it be camping or at a hotel. Also, there are a couple of oprions in SE MN, Rum, Whitewater rivers.

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The streams in SE Minnesota offer some the greatest trout fishing in the Midwest and are often compared to the mountain streams of the western part of the United States. There are several to choose from when you get in that area. When I went to school in Rochester I had the opportunity to get out a couple times a week. For more information you can check the trout forum here on FishingMinnesota.com or the Minnesota DNR's web page.

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hey walleyeking, did you mean the Root river or do you know something about the Rum that i don't? i'm from the S.E. part of the state and have fished that area for over 20yrs. i make a trip back down there atleast once a month. best trout around. later Dogg

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If you are located in the metro, I would suggest driving to Wisconsin. I know you posted about Trout fishing MN, but from the metro, Wisconsin is a little closer than SE Minnesota and the North Shore. I would reccomend the Rush and the Kinnickinick rivers, you can get there in about an hour from Minneapolis. I have always caught more fish over there than in SE minnesota. These are very firtile limestone spring creeks that support high numbers of trout. If you go up the north shore I would reccomend some of the lakes around Grand Marais area, check the Duluth forum.

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Hey Dogg, You're right, I did mean the Root, not the rum. I must have had drinking on the mind.

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not that i have a problem with anyone going OVER to wisconsin to fish, but there some pretty good trout waters even closer to the metro than wisconsin, i am not sure of the name of the creek but it is in afton on 95 just north of town, you will actually cross over it, but you want to follow it up stream a little ways to get cold enough water, but they are there caught some real nice ones.and if you choose to head south try pickwick creek or stockton brook, they are both about 10 miles out of winona, there is another one in winona it runs by fleet farm,dont remember the name, HUGE trout.i lived there for 4 years, and fished about 4 days a week unless it was bowhuntin season. good luck trout'n grin.gif it is fun stuff.

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