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 skipjack returns, click on Brule River Steelhead Population Status.
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