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Early Season Trout Tips for Prairie Lakes


April 12, 2021

Simonson Photo

The author caught and released this well-colored rainbow trout earlier this week on a spring-fed North Dakota lake which sustains fish through the warm summer months and often into the next angling year.

With the early spring and a fast ice out this season, fishing options are opening quickly, and trout angling provides a chance at bigger holdover fish from last year's stockings. Those trout that remain in lakes across the upper Midwest are active in cold water and they're usually quite a bit bigger than they were when they were stocked last spring. What follows are some tips to locate these Ap...

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