The National Trout Center seeks to conserve our natural and cultural heritage of trout and their coldwater environments by engaging the public through education, practice and awareness.
The National Trout Center is located in Preston, Minnesota, which is in the heart of the four state driftless area and home to one of the country’s most remarkable freshwater resources – with over 600 coldwater limestone spring-fed creeks supporting a world-class trout fishery. Several thousand miles of mineral-rich streams weave across the landscape and represent one of the highest concentrations of the rarest forms of freshwater on Earth. These streams support abundant populations of trout, which in turn, attract tens of thousands of anglers to the region each year.
The National Trout Center is a great place for fishermen, families, groups and schools to visit!
With rain showers over night streams are looking good, but with chances of rain in the area all day mean that the stream conditions will most likely decline. As of August 24th Mill Creek at the county road 2 bridge in Chatfield had 80 centimeters of water visibility. This stream is fishable in all manners of trout fishing. As of August 24th Trout Run at Bucksnort Park had over a meter of water visibility. This stream is looking very good and is currently fishable in all forms of fly fishing. As of August 24th the South Branch of the Root Rive was at 75 centimeters of visibility. The Root River Is looking pretty clear and is fishable in all manners of trout fishing.