Changing Climate by National Wildlife Federation

The climate crisis is changing the playing field for wildlife and action is needed to preserve America’s conservation legacy, according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation (the Club is a member of the affiliated Wisconsin Wildlife Federation). The report examines case studies from across the country, illustrating how global warming is altering […]

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Steelhead Population Status 1986-2012 by WI DNR

Annual variability in steelhead numbers returning to the Brule river is large with the best runs following periods when large skipjack year classes occur in back to back years. Year class strength is dictated by a combination of stream and lake survival which can influence total returns dramatically. To see graphs for total steelhead and […]

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Brule River Steelhead Stocking Experiment by WI DNR

During the mid 1970s to mid 1980s, prior to the installation of the lamprey barrier/fishway on the Brule River, anglers raised concern about a perceived declining steelhead population. After careful deliberation by state and concerned citizens, a stocking program utilizing Brule River strain fish was instituted. The initial stocking strategy was modeled after recent successful […]

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Changing Weather Patterns by National Wildlife Federation

Click on On Thin Ice to read the full report. The report downloads as pdf file that require Adobe® Reader®. If you don’t have this software you can download it free by clicking on the link below.

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The Brule Skunk by Gregory Fitz

This pattern, the Brule Skunk, is a spey version of the classic west coast Green Butt Skunk steelhead pattern with some variations to make it distinctive to the Brule River and the era of fly fishing it represents. The inspiration for the pattern came from a variety of sources. For example, the green butt of […]

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