Angling Opportunities For Kids
Fishing Spots on Duluth Trout Streams
1. Lester River:
The entire stream from Lester Park Golf Course
down to the lake provides angling opportunity (young
steelhead and occasional brown or brook trout). This
stream also seasonally ( spring and fall ) receives
runs of large adult salmon, steelhead, and kamloops
rainbow from Lake Superior, however; young fish of these
species are protected.
Fishing regulations can be viewed at the Minnesota DNR.
2. Amity Creek:
This tributary of Lester River has water accessible
to the large lake run fish only in Lester Park. Wild
brook trout and young steelhead are present along seven
bridges road and near Jean Duluth Road.
Creek (Also known as Congdon or Hartley Creek):
seasonally has lake run fish up to the falls near Glensheen
Mansion at London Road. Good brook trout fishing spots
include Congdon park between Superior St. and St. Marie,
and in Hartley Nature Center.
Creek: Only a very short portion downstream of Interstate
35 (off the lakewalk) seasonally may contain lake run fish.
Upstream, the Chester Bowl area provides good fishing and
is stocked with brown trout. Wild brook trout are present
near The College of Saint Scholastica.
Creek: Fishing spots for wild brook trout include
Lincoln Park, Lake Superior college campus and the Chambersburg
6. Buckingham Creek:
Brook trout are present from the Enger Park Golf Course
downstream. The Upper Twin Pond at Skyline Drive is annually
stocked with rainbow trout.
7. Keene Creek:
Good wild brook trout fishing can be found around Keene Creek
Park at Grand Ave. and at Skyline Drive and upstream.
Creek: Rumors persist regarding a possible lake run
of trout or salmon into the lower portion of this stream
below and right up to the Duluth Zoo. Good brown trout
fishing spots are the Munger trail crossing, and along
the city trail above the zoo.
Creek: Brook fishing can be found around the Munger
Trail and skyline drive crossings.
Creek: Fishing is limited to seasonal large lake run
fish at the mouth of the stream.
** Harvest of trout and salmon especially below the posted boundaries on these
streams is regulated by MNDNR. Seasons, limits and minimum sizes vary by
location and species. Fishing
regulations can be viewed at the Minnesota DNR.