After the long, cold, snowy winter it would be hard to blame anyone for avoiding weekend chores and picking up a fishing pole, and that’s what thousands of eager Minnesota anglers did on Saturday. The annual trout fishing season got underway Saturday under cloudy, yet mild conditions.
It’s about a month before the fishing opener in Minnesota. But if you’re interested in stream trout fishing, that season opens Saturday. On Friday, the DNR added 1,000 rainbow trout to a river not too far from the Twin Cities. WCCO photojournalist Gordy Leach went to the Vermillion River to watch, and you can see his report in the video above.
With Minnesota’s stream trout opener coming up on Saturday, fisheries officials say new opportunities have opened up in the Twin Cities metro area. Land acquisitions by the Department of Natural Resources in Dakota County will give anglers nearly two additional miles of shoreline to explore along the Vermillion River.
The skeletal remains of a woman found near the Vermillion River in Hastings has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner on Thursday.
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after human remains were discovered near the Vermillion River in Hastings.
A small stream near the Mall of America holds a lot of promise for one elusive trophy fish. Trout have been re-introduced to a creek in the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
Just off a Dakota County road, in a gravel parking lot, Hastings High School biology teacher Joe Beatty is holding a class.
Hastings Police Chief Paul Schnell said a witness at the scene called 911 at about 5:15 p.m. after seeing a person go into the Vermillion River and get swept away by the current.
The Department of Natural Resources and Trout Unlimited are wrapping up a major project to improve aquatic habitat on nearly a mile of the Vermillion River, a trophy brown trout stream near Farmington.