When anglers talk of coming to Minnesota to fish “spring creeks” they are referring to the hundreds of miles of high quality, productive trout waters located in Southeast Minnesota. Geographically, the Driftless area includes parts of Wisconsin and Iowa as well, and both have similar trout waters. These streams generally contain wild brown trout, though some have native brook trout as well, and a few host stocked rainbow trout. The majority of MNTU’s habitat improvement efforts are targeted here, in cooperation with national Trout Unlimited’s Driftless Area Restoration Effort, or DARE and the Minnesota DNR.
Chapters that work within this region: