Trout Run near Chatfield, Minnesota
It’s true that Southeastern Minnesota has lots of peaceful trout streams that contain nice fish but Trout Run stands out among them all. In fact it is listed in the top 100 trout streams in the whole US as compiled by Trout Unlimited. Like most trout streams the stream is not fishable right at the headwater. It first become fishable near the bustling metropolis of Saratoga (I think the total population is less than 100). Once the stream hits Troy the fishing starts getting better and better. In fact some of the best mileage in the whole stream is in the Troy area. As you go downstream a little bit you enter a thick woods that makes casting a challenge. In fact it is bad enough that many people avoid that part of the creek. That typically means that the fishing is above average in the woods. As you get closer to where Trout Run dumps into the Root River the river gets wider and deeper. As for hatches it starts in late April with the olives and hendricksons. Latter in the month gray caddis appear. After the grays the olive caddis show up. . By late may the light hendricksons show up. During the summer terrestrials can’t be beat. Most of the fish in here are not the biggest but there are 2,000 to 5,000 of them per mile. A new slot limit has been implemented in order to help the fish grow bigger. You can actually help the fishery by keeping a few small ones for eating. Good luck fishing!
Trout Run Fishing near Chatfield, Minnesota
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Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Stream
Lat/Long: 43.792740 -92.055161
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Description for Trout Run, Winona County, Minnesota
Trout Run is a stream located just 7.6 miles from Chatfield, in Winona County, in the state of Minnesota, United States, near Bucksnort, MN. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including brown trout and brook trout here.
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