The winter storm is delaying efforts by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to stock trout in Renville, Redwood and Brown county streams.
“We have cancelled our plans for Thursday and will see what the weather is like on Friday,” explained Lee Sundmark, DNR area Fisheries supervisor. “Travel conditions and the safety of our Fisheries staff will dictate when we can resume our efforts.”
An update to media will be provided on Friday morning. Once the weather clears, the DNR will stock the following creeks:
* Fort Ridgely Creek (Renville County) – 300 yearling rainbow trout and 300 two-year-old brown trout
* Ramsey Creek (Redwood County) – 300 yearling rainbow trout and 300 two-year-old brown trout
* Spring Creek (Brown County) – 300 yearling rainbow trout and 300 two-year-old brown trout
Saturday, April 13, marks the opening of stream trout season in Minnesota. Stream trout are defined as splake, brook, brown and rainbow trout. Anglers are limited to five fish of combined species, with only one trout that may be more than 16 inches long.
All anglers 16 years of age and over must possess a Minnesota angling license and trout stamp validation. Fishing hours for stream trout on inland waters are from one hour before sunrise until 11 p.m. each day. All stream trout must have head, tail, fins and skin intact when being transported.