DNR proposes 4 new trout streams in northeastern Minnesota

(Released July 22, 2014)

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking comment on a proposal to designate four new trout streams in northeastern Minnesota. 

The designation is being considered for the following waters:

  • French River, Tributary 13 in St. Louis County, Normanna Township.
    Affected portions of the river lie in Township 52, Range 13, sections 22 and 27.
  • Palmer Creek in St. Louis County, Duluth Township.
    Affected portions of the river lie in Township 51, Range 12, Section 9.
  • Pete’s Creek in Lake County, Silver Creek Township.
    Affected portions of the river lie in Township 53, Range 10, sections 20, 28 and 29.
  • Spring Creek (tributary to Blackhoof River) in Carlton County, Blackhoof Township.
    Affected portions of the river lie in Township 47 Range 17, sections 20, 21, 27, 28
    and 29.

Designated trout streams are those where conditions are suitable for trout and subject to special regulations to protect fish populations, water quality and habitat.

In addition, the DNR is seeking comment on a proposal to remove Carey Creek from trout stream designation because its water temperatures are unsuitable for trout survival. Carey Creek is a tributary to Island Lake Reservoir in St. Louis County, Gnesen Township. Affected portions of the river lie in Township 53, Range 14, sections 28 and 33.

Written comments can be sent to Deserae Hendrickson, DNR Fisheries, 5351 North Shore Drive, Duluth, MN 55804, or emailed to deserae.hendrickson@state.mn.us  Comments will be accepted until October.