Stream trout fishing

Landowner relations

Although many public trout fishing areas exist along Minnesota trout streams, most trout streams are on private land. While landowners often allow fishing access, anglers cannot assume this always will be the case. A few scraps of litter, a ruined fence, a gate accidentally left open or a parked car that blocks field access can result in posted land. The DNR, by law, cannot stock trout along private lands where landowners do not allow access. Following are a few tips to help you improve relations with landowners who allow fishing access on their property: