TCTU Latest News & Alerts

The new winter catch-and-release trout fishing season opens Monday, January 1, 2018, in eight southeastern Minnesota counties. They include Goodhue, Wabasha, Dodge, Olmstead, Winona, Mower, Fillmore, and Houston counties. The season is closed in the metro area. Generally, trout streams don’t freeze over in this area, because so much of their flow comes from groundwater springs.  The […]

Beavers and Fire on Hay Creek
April 9, 2016

Say thanks to the 25 TU Hay Creek volunteers in the photos below, who got their hands dirty Saturday, April 2 near Red Wing, removing several beaver dams. Beaver dams pool and warm the water, and collect sediment–all bad things for trout streams in this part of Minnesota.  The Hay Creek Streamkeepers also removed some trees […]

Watch the TCTU Fly Fishing Clinic at Hay Creek!
January 15, 2016

35 people had a great time learning how to fly fish for trout along a stretch of Hay Creek near Red Wing, MN last September.  We fished along a section restored by volunteers from the Twin Cities chapter of Trout Unlimited. We’ve done four miles of stream restoration on Hay Creek since 2008. This was […]

Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015 Time: 2 PM to 6 PM Location: Hay Creek (recently restored area, but different location this time) Description: Hay Creek is a pristine trout stream right in our back yard and the area we are meeting was recently restored with the help of you and TCTU.  Please join TCTU for […]

Wet snowflakes and wet flies were flying around anglers heads as Trout Unlimited members guided DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr fishing on Hay Creek near Red Wing April 13th. They tromped through three inches of snow to reach the banks on Minnesota’s “spring” trout opener. The commissioner and his 15-year-old son Hunter also looked at the […]

Hay Creek
Hay Creek – 2012 Update
April 2, 2012

Latest Update (2012) The project for 2011 started where the 2010 restoration project ended. We restored approx. 5500′ of stream bed that had been worked on 20 years ago by the DNR. We did install some new wood structures and remove some trees, but most of the work had to do with stream bank slopping […]