Grand Rapids lakes offer trout angling fun starting Jan. 14 : Jan 3, 2023 | News release

Grand Rapids lakes offer trout angling fun starting Jan. 14 : Jan 3, 2023 | News release

DNR stocking initiatives aid assure assorted angling opportunities

For some, trout angling is an ice fishing tradition combining entertaining, spouse and children time outside and — if luck is good — some thing for the frying pan.

Although walleye, pike and panfish are the species qualified by most Minnesota ice anglers, stream trout on inland lakes can be targeted commencing Saturday, Jan. 14. Stream trout species that anglers can catch in lakes consist of brook, brown, rainbow and splake. Approximately 40{95221ed7c1b18b55d17ae0bef2e0eaa704ccc2431c5b12f9d786c88d1acb538d} of anglers who order a trout stamp in Minnesota fish inland lakes managed for stream trout. The Minnesota Office of Normal Means manages 7 pure lakes and three mine pit lakes in the Grand Rapids place for stream trout. Designated trout lakes include Camp 4, Deepwater, Erskine, Kremer, Fortunate, Moonshine and Pickerel lakes, alongside with Kinney, LaRue and Tioga mine pit lakes. Selected trout lakes are commonly stocked with trout at the time for each 12 months in the spring or tumble.

Employees from the DNR and the Iron Vary Methods and Rehabilitation Board stocked trout from the Spire Valley, Crystal Springs and Lanesboro condition fish hatcheries into 9 of the Grand Rapids area’s ten selected trout lakes this calendar year:

  • Camp 4 Lake, 11 miles northeast of Chisholm, been given 375 yearling brook trout.
  • Erskine Lake, 13 miles northeast of Bigfork, obtained 2,740 fingerling splake.
  • Kremer Lake, 16 miles north of Grand Rapids, gained 3,600 yearling rainbow troutll.
  • Fortunate Lake, 14 miles north of Grand Rapids, acquired 600 yearling brown trout.
  • Moonshine Lake, 17 miles north of Grand Rapids, received 500 yearling rainbow trout.
  • Pickerel Lake (McCarthy Seashore Condition Park), 15 miles northwest of Chisholm, gained 335 yearling splake.
  • LaRue mine pit in Nashwauk obtained 1,500 yearling rainbow trout.
  • Kinney mine pit in Kinney gained 2,400 yearling rainbow trout.
  • Tioga mine pit, 3 miles south of Cohasset, acquired 2,100 yearling rainbow trout.
  • Deepwater Lake will be stocked in 2023.

“Stocking these stream trout species provides trout angling possibilities and the chance for clean fish for the dinner table,” explained Matt Ward, DNR Grand Rapids assistant space fisheries supervisor. “The area’s trout lakes present special ice fishing experiences, with h2o clarity letting anglers to see the base in 20 toes of h2o on some lakes.”

Ward famous that just about every species of stream trout might behave in different ways from one a further and in different ways throughout summer months and winter season seasons. He explained he suggests carrying out a minimal pre-fishing research and bringing a variety of baits. Superior alternatives involve tiny synthetic baits with a fish scent, are living leeches, worms, wax worms and frozen minnows. Are living minnows aren’t allowed on specified trout lakes.

Seasonal trout fishing on the lakes higher than requires an annual angling license and a trout stamp. Anglers fishing trout these lakes with a 24- or 72-hour angling license are not needed to buy a trout stamp. Fishing hours for stream trout on inland waters operate from one hour ahead of sunrise to 11 p.m. The 2023 winter season season for anglers on the lakes mentioned above is from Saturday, Jan. 14, through Friday, March 31, although the summer season season is from Saturday, Could 13, through Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023.

Anglers can find stocking and fish study data utilizing the DNR Lakefinder. Extra data about fishing for stream trout in lakes can be discovered on the DNR fishing page and in the Minnesota Fishing Regulations handbook.