Trout Air - Running Aces Casino, Hotel & Racetrack

Running Aces Casino, Hotel & Racetrack

Trout Air Fishing Experience

LAST DAY TO FISH - September 23

We brought the tradition of catching your dinner at Trout Air back to Running Aces!  The most unique experience you can have, while getting to eat the freshest fish around.

You catch the fish then we will clean and cook it just the way you want it!  No reservations needed to fish!*

You will have the option to take home the fresh fish, have us clean the fish before you take it home, or we will clean and cook it for you; it’s up to you!

No fishing license or gear required.  No catch and release.


Saturday, September 23


Fishing Experience & Dinner for about $23!

  • $2 Pole Rental and Bait (You can bring your own pole)
  • $12 per pound of Trout
  • $3 Fish Cleaning & Take Home
  • $8 We clean and cook it, and you eat it here. Comes with your choice of French fries or tater tots. 

Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts of America Troops will be operating our Trout Fishing. 

District F / Many Rivers Scouting, serve over 1,110 Scouts in 32 Units in both Cub Scouts (ages 5-11) and Scouts BSA (ages 11-18).  They encompasses Cambridge-Isanti PSD, Centennial Public School District, Chisago Lakes School District, Forest Lake Public School District, North Branch Public Schools, Rush City Public School District, and St. Francis Public Schools. Scouting is designed to give kids and young adults the leadership skills they need to unlock their full potential and to prepare them for life. To learn more about local Scouting opportunities for your child, visit

Authentic Trout Air Recipes

Fresh trout from our pond to your plate prepared with the famous Trout Air recipes and a growing beer selection!

Rainbow Trout Are Here!

The fish are here; when will you be?

Trout Air Tavern

The dining experience that Minnesotans enjoyed for decades has returned to Running Aces as Trout Air Tavern. Featuring the same trout recipes that people across the state drove miles to taste. We have also partnered with many local companies to bring the best locally made products to you in one place, including freshly made gelato, great cheese, wine and beer!

Trout Air History

Trout Air was originally farmland established by the Preiner family. After discovering the lowland conditions were not suitable for farming, the Preiners began a successful construction company that was located on the soon-to-be Trout Air land for 25 years. When the Preiners retired from construction, they started a fish farm with the lowlands proving to be a natural development for it.

In 1964, the Trout Air trout farm was born, raising fish for commercial use as well as for the sport fishing enjoyment of dedicated anglers. Four of the Preiner children pitched in whenever possible to help with the seemingly never-ending fish hatchery chores. Upon their return from the service, some of the Preiner sons started a recreational sky diving club located on Trout Air land. It was the skydivers, always hungry after their adventures, who inspired the humble beginnings of a restaurant connected with Trout Air. With a four-burner stove and twelve tables, the Trout Air Restaurant was born.

Due to increased popularity and demand, the Preiner family opened the Trout Haus in 1974, a foundation was laid at Trout Air and the McGowan Cabinet Shop was moved in one piece from Forest Lake to its new location as the focal point of the Trout Air complex. It was a complete family affair, having a member of the Preiner family working in every area of the business, from the fish-raising project all the way to making reservations at the restaurant. Trout Air closed in 1999, making way for Running Aces.

We are excited to bring back the memories, experiences and authentic tastes and the “catch-your-own” trout ponds of Trout Air, where Minnesotans enjoyed fishing and dining for decades.

We’re honored for you to be our guest and experience our newly designed Trout Air Tavern at Running Aces Casino, Hotel & Racetrack.