New Video: Beaver Creek State Park, Minnesota

The standard Minnesota (and Wisconsin) trout season closed Sunday and I realized I hadn’t gotten out for about 6 weeks. Monday afternoon, I sometimes find a few hours to fish, so I seized the opportunity to jet over to Beaver Creek State Park. Recently, Minnesota started running a catch and release season in several Southeastern state parks (Whitewater, Forestville, and Beaver) plus a section of the South Branch Root River outside Preston, Mn.

I’d never really fished Beaver before, but I’ve heard good things. It is an obscure park that doesn’t get much traffic relatively, but also is hard to fish for several reasons. There is really only one main fishable section in the park that runs for a fair distance, but the water is absolutely crystal clear. We had rain the two previous day and you would have thought this water was born yesterday. Ah, the beauty of spring creeks.

The further downstream you go the better the holes, but the more dense the stream side brush and obstacles.

I really rushed to the downstream section and only fished up about 1/4 mile fishing pretty slowly. Temps were in the 60s and the valley and bluffs were sporting Martha Stewart’s finest fall colors.

The trip was fast, so the video is too. Enjoy!

 

Driftless Area Classics: Beaver Creek State Park from My Leaky Waders on Vimeo.

 

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Seasons up.

It’s crazy. Trout season in Minnesota and Wisconsin is just about over. There is a chance I’ll get out later today but it is possible I’ll let he seasons slip away without much to speak of.

That being said, the Iowa season stays open year round and I always have musky to chase….

If I get out one last time, I’ll be sure to share some photos!!!!!

For those fishing the driftless, enjoy the last hurrah!!!