Wake up, walk out the front door, and be fishing a prime trout creek in just as long as it takes you to saunter down to Cedar Creek. The creek runs through the property, and includes a fresh cold-water stream, making it the perfect place to start a great fishing trip.
Briggs Farm lies in the middle of some of Southeast Minnesota’s best trout locations, with the Root River, the Whitewater River, and Trout Run Creek all located within a half hour’s drive. These are among dozens of prime cold-water streams rated among the best in the country.
But cold-water trout fishing isn’t your only option:
- The Upper Mississippi River contains some 120 species of fish—more than can be found in any single inland lake or stream; the walleye fishing is especially good. Steve will be happy to give you tips.
- Winter ice fishing is fabulous in this region. Ask Steve about renting the Briggs Outdoors ice fishing trailer!
- Lake Winona offers excellent pan fish opportunities, especially for kids. Boat and rod rental are available from Lake Park Lodge.
Need a guide? Steve can put you in touch with several good guides in the area.
Fish found in Cedar Valley Creek include brown trout, white sucker, longnose dace, blacknose dace, bullhead minnow, creek chub, central mudminnow, and brook stickleback. The creek is pictured above. (All photos courtesy of Hansi Johnson.)
Besides Cedar Creek, excellent trout fishing can also be found in dozens of other small, spring-fed streams in the area, particularly in the watershed of the Whitewater River. John Ross’ America’s 100 Best Trout Streams lists three area streams: the South Branch of the Root River, the Whitewater River, and Trout Run Creek.
The Upper Mississippi River contains over 120 species of fish; more than can be found in any single inland lake or stream. The walleye fishing is especially good.
Winter ice fishing is fabulous in this region on many lakes, rivers, and the backwaters of the Mississippi.
Lake Winona offers excellent pan fish opportunities, especially for kids. Boat and rod rental are available from Lake Park Lodge.