The National Trout Center’s 9-hole fishing course has been updated!
The Minnesota Trout Association has laid out a self-guided, 9-hole trout fishing course to introduce trout anglers to a 0.8 mile reach of blue ribbon trout water in the South Branch Root River. Nine distinct holes ranging from 40 yards to 120 yards are marked beginning at hole #1 – The St. Paul Street bridge (known beyond the city limits as Fillmore County Road 17). Pools are numbered sequentiallly downstream to the Big Bend Rapids, hole #9, just upstream of Pooler Park and the confluence of South Branch Root River and Camp Creek. Each hole features different flow characteristics that will challenge anglers to develop their skills whether fishing from shore or wading or drifting in the stream with spinners, plugs, flies or natural baits. All three species, brook, brown, and rainbow trout, inhabiting streams of the driftless region, have been taken within the boundaries of the 9-hole course.