Namekagon River

Namekagon River Fly Fishing Reports

The St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers offer 255 miles of clean water gliding or rushing past a lush green landscape, with glimpses of human presence.  Choose to canoe and camp amid the Northwoods, or boat and fish surrounded by wooded bluffs and historic towns.  This river corridor provides bountiful scenic views and a haven for wildlife near a major metropolitan area.  Plan a visit!
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Namekagon River Fishing Reports

20110319 - Met with Mike K. from the Lindstrom, MN.  Brisk cool morning with no clouds or wind.  Water rose just a tad from Wednesday.  37 deg water temps with air temps in the low 30's.  Water is in very good condition.  We decided to do a small float on the lower sections.  Did well in the morning with nymphs.  Later in the afternoon, did see some stoneflies landing on the water, but not much surface activity from the fish.  Air was still cool and dry and a south breeze kicked in.  Lots of anglers out later in the day.  Water temps by late afternoon was 42 degs.  No big fish, but plenty of action.

20110317 - Finally made it out for the first time this year.  The above average temps in the past 2 weeks has helped knocked down a lot of snow.  There is still plenty of shore ice, but it's quickly disappearing.  The river is running perfect for spring time flows.  The fish are still a little sluggish, expected with 38 deg water temps.  The fish will become more active as the day goes on, but will be spooked more with more people fishing throughout the day.   Early Winter Stoneflies are crawling on the snowbanks.  Did see sporadic rising fish, but did not fish dries.  Great day to be on the water with plenty of fish caught to satisfy my first day this year chasing trout.