Winter trout season opens January 1st. The MN DNR has specific regulations for where anglers can fish from Jan.1-Mar.31st. Although there may be a possibility that in a few years all streams designated for trout will be open for the winter season for now we fish a select few. The MN DNR released maps with the winter symbol for the streams designated for winter fishing, however the DNR’s website has a much more descriptive map for the winter streams. These are the streams closest to me.