As Paul Nordell examined the mud-encrusted pop can he had just pried loose from amid the trash scattered along the riverbank in downtown Minneapolis, he heard and felt a slight rustling in the can. Cutting it open he was suddenly eyeball to eyeball with a Mississippi River crayfish! He quickly freed the canned crustacean that had crawled into the small can opening, found it most suitable and then...
Before I ever saw the Devil’s Kettle, I dreamed of it. About the Kettle I knew very little; only that it was a waterfall, somewhere in northern Minnesota, that poured into a hole rumored to be bottomless.
Winter fishing doesn’t have to mean chopping a hole in the ice and hoping you have the right spot to catch the right fish.            Along the 6,000 stream miles of the Root River in Southeastern Minnesota the water runs at a warm 40 degrees throughout the winter. This is perfect for active midges, caddis flies and hungry eastern, rainbow and brown trout to thrive despite the snow and cold.


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