Re: Central MN Trout
first off, love your first name, cabot is a family name in my wifes family.
I am here in brainerd and we have two designated trout streams. Stony Brook and Home Brook.
I do know that there is another great stream around the Rice area and I have a friend who has sighted several fish in it.
I scouted Stony Brook on Friday afternoon, lots of suckers still with some browns mixed in. This stream is known for big browns, some of the biggest in the state maybe. I think fishing pressure is heavy opening weekend and then dies off. Most people fish mainly in Fritz Loven park, a couple miles of the stony in fritz loven has been "remodeled" in past years to be more fishing and trout friendly. You can fish north of fritz loven with less pressure but is harder fishing from what i know due to brush and trees.
Personally i was out stalking panfish this weekend, don't get to excited about the spookiness and finess needed to catch trout, I prefer Bass and pike baby!