Where are the fishing holes?
Find a few of them here.

Read detailed information about:

MN DNR Trout Stream MapsNew

MN DNR Fishing Regulations

DNR Trout Management Summary

DNR Stocking Reports

DNR Area Fisheries Managers

Fish survey data are available for Amity Creek, Chester Creek, Kingsbury Creek, Lester River and Tischer Creek.

Are the fish safe to eat? View information and link to fish consumption advisories here.

Designated Trout Streams of of Duluth

(see also: North Shore | South Shore trout streams) 

Duluth is the home to 16 designated trout streams:

  1. Amity Creek and
  2. East Branch Amity Creek
  3. Buckingham Creek
  4. Chester Creek and
  5. East Branch Chester Creek
  6. Coffee Creek
  7. Keene Creek
  8. Kingsbury Creek
  9. Knowlton Creek
  10. Lester River
  11. Merritt Creek
  12. Miller Creek
  13. Mission Creek
  14. Sargent Creek
  15. Stewart Creek
  16. Tischer Creek

Why only these sixteen?
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 spaces.

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.

Trout streams in the Lake Superior Basin

How many Trout Streams are there in the Superior Basin? How about along the North Shore and South Shore?

Find out here.

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Our Data Index pages link to individual websections for all of the Duluth streams, and many north and south shore trout streams.