Effects of Stream pH on Lampricide Effectiveness

We received some great news from Ben Hlina, a past scholarship recipient. Ben recently published a paper resulting from his graduate work concerning lampricide effectiveness. You can read the paper by clicking on Hlina et al. 2017.

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Vegetative Cover of the Brule River Watershed Re-visited

Researchers at the Lake Superior Research Institute University of Wisconsin Superior recently completed Phase I of a study of the plant communities of the Brule River watershed (1852, 1944, and 2016), comparing data from 2 earlier studies with their current findings. The first part of the Phase I study focused on changes in species richness, […]

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History of the Brule Fishery with Emphasis on Salmonid Management

Although a bit dated, this publication from the Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters summarizes the basic research that has been used to formulate management strategies for trout habitat and beaver control in the river.  Click on Brule Fishery History to read the article. This article downloads as a pdf files that require Adobe® Reader®. […]

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Steelhead Biology and Management: a historical perspective

In 1991, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fishery biologists prepared a document summarizing the current understanding of Brule River steelhead biology. Anglers who provided their mailing address during a 1990 steelhead season creel census received the resulting document. This was the initial effort by fisheries managers to educate anglers regarding needed regulatory changes leading to […]

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Fishing on the Brule by Evening Telegram 1895

Anyone who likes reading about the “good old days” might enjoy this article from the Evening Telegram in April 1895. To read the article, click on Fishing on the Brule. This article was found in some of the historical information in the Brule DNR basement. Interesting stuff! This article downloads as a pdf files that […]

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Reproductive Success of Hatchery Steelhead in Minnesota by Journal of Great Lakes Research

Researchers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have just published a comparative study of the reproductive success of wild fish and first-generation hatchery fish from a smolt stocking program that used broodstock from within the naturalized steelhead population in Minnesota’s Knife River, a tributary to Lake Superior. To read the abstract from the study […]

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It’s Here and it’s Real: What Does it Mean for our Angling Future? by Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited’s National Leadership Council recently completed a document highlighting affects on cold-water fisheries across the country and parts of the world that have been attributed to climate change. They have added this topic to their National Conservation Agenda. To read more, click on It’s Here and it’s Real: What Does it Mean for our […]

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History of the Brule River Sportsmen’s Club Aquarium Project

History of the Brule River Sportsmen’s Club Aquarium Project By Dennis Smet In the summer of 2000, Al Pribnow, a Brule River Sportsmen’s Club board member, came to a board meeting with information on salmon hatching projects that were taking place on both coasts of the U.S. and Canada. As a middle school science teacher at Central Middle […]

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Trout are Thriving in Wisconsin – For Now by Wisconsin Public Radio

A century ago, conservation biologists believed there was little hope for Wisconsin to be a great fishing state. Today, however, the state boasts over 13,000 miles of trout stream, and one expert says it’s the “best of times” for trout fishing. Click on Wisconsin Trout to read the full story.

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Freshwater Fish in a Warming World by National Wildlife Federation

In recent decades, warming temperatures have begun to threaten our freshwater fish and the thousands of outdoor recreation jobs that depend on them according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation (the Club is a member of the affiliated Wisconsin Wildlife Federation). Warming waters mean lost habitat for cold-water species, the likely encroachment […]

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