The Minnesota State Council of Trout Unlimited, of which TCTU is a member, has started implementing an ambitious strategic plan through 2025. You can find a copy of it here.
If you missed our chapter meeting, or want to see it again, check out Matt Sment's presentation on YouTube here. You can also download a copy of his presentation.
The April Edition is here from our friends in SE MN and NE IA.
by Bob Luck
The Little Cannon River in the Sogn Valley southwest of Cannon Falls occupies a special place in my heart. A friend has a farm on the river, and he lets me fish it if I promise to lock the gate behind me and release any trout I catch. It was there, on a spring day two years ago, that I caught my first and only 20” trout in Minnesota. I was retrieving a black woolly bugger through a tongue of current, saw a flash, kept retrieving and the fish smacked it. The fight was a bit anticlimactic—the fish made one spectacular jump and then sort of gave up, but it was a beautiful wild brown, with shoulders like a linebacker.
I was thrilled to hear that the Trust for Public Land (TPL), using funds from the Outdoor Heritage Fund, purchased 77 acres along the Little Cannon upstream from my friend’s farm, and turned it over to the Minnesota DNR as the Little Cannon Aquatic Management Area.
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