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Minnesota Steelheader - 2017 Highlights


Trout Stamp designs wanted

Designs being accepted for Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp through 4 p.m. Friday, July 28, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Anglers can purchase the trout and salmon stamp validation with their fishing license for an additional $10. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive the pictorial stamp. It is also sold as a collectible for $10.75. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to trout and salmon management and habitat work. Trout or salmon must be the primary focus of the design, though other fish species may be included in the design if they are used to depict common interaction between species or are common inhabitants of Minnesota’s lakes and rivers. Brook trout designs are not eligible this year. Artists are prohibited from using any photographic product as part of their finished entries. Winning artists usually issue limited edition prints of the artwork and retain p

2017 MS Creel Project Results

A Note about the Minnesota Steelheader Creel Project: Beginning in 2010, Minnesota Steelheader has annually collected and compiled voluntarily submitted creel reports for the following species: steelhead, kamloops and presumed coaster brook trout. While the primary focus has been fish caught in the tributaries during the Spring migration and spawning run, we appreciate and accept creel reports year-round . MS takes those reported catch dates, region caught, the numbers by specie s, measurements of daily flow, temperature and other open-source data, then analyze them using a variety of different tools. The results are plotted in Daily, Weekly and Historical formats in what we hope are informative and easy to use charts. This is not a scientific creel by definition, we do however incorporate, use and present as much of the available scientific literature as we can with the goal of making you a more knowledgeable, and most importantly, a more successful North Shore st