Designated Trout Streams of the
South Shore of Lake Superior
(see also: North Shore | Duluth Area trout streams)
[Stream list coming soon...]
Why only these streams?
These streams are attractive to trout because they provide
all of the elements of good trout habitat including:
Cool water temperature (around 60° F, depending
on the species). Water temperature is effected by the
amount of paved areas (impervious
surfaces) within watersheds. These surfaces soak
up the sun's rays, and heat the rainfall that runs into
the local streams. When water temperature gets too warm,
it can't hold enough oxygen for fish survival.
Coarse stream bed sediments provide hiding places
for the insects and other invertebrates that fish eat,
and are a place for fish to spawn. Silt runoff from
construction and other human activities can clog up
These are only a couple of the things necessary for good trout habitat. Check
out the links to individual trout species in the green box above to learn more.