Meeting will be held on August 26th at 6:00 PM at the Round Up North in Brule, depending on the Covid situation. The August meeting has been canceled due to the worsening COVID-19 outbreak.

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Olive Woolhead Sculpin Paul Gausman, BRSC member, – Somerset, WI The woolhead sculpin has proven for me to be an effective pattern for catching Brule River browns. I fish it on a floating or sinking tip line with a spit shot 3 to 4 inches above the fly. When I drift the fly, I like…

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The Lake Superior Steelhead Association will hold its 5th annual Spey Day on September 12, 2020, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Social distancing and masks will be required. Click on LSSA news for more details.

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We learned of some recent publications concerning the ecology of the Brule River Valley.  To read the complete publications, click on each of the links below. Floristic Quality Assessment of Wetlands of the Brule River Watershed Recent biotic inventories have documented exceptional features and high quality sites on the Brule River State Forest (WI DNR…

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July 1, 2020 Update WDNR Senior Fisheries Biologist, Paul Piszczek, informs us that he has received signed easements from the 2 landowners adjacent to the grade and is now working on the Canadian Pacific (CP) railroad easement. Project bidding will take place once the CP easement is received. May 1, 2020 Update Project moving along…

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Hex Para Drake John Fehnel, Great Lakes Fly Shop, – Duluth, MN This is an extended body, bullet-style mayfly imitating the largest mayfly that hatches on the Brule River. The body is approximately 1 ¼ to 1 ½ inches not including the tails, which are about as long as the body. The hatch usually occurs…

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Department of Natural Resources fisheries personnel have completed the fishway steelhead counts for the 2019 – 2020 run year. The link to the most recent counts downloads as a pdf file that requires Adobe® Reader®. If you don’t have this software you can download it free by clicking on the Adobe Reader link below.  Click  2019…

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Plastics are everywhere these day, even where we wouldn’t expect to find them. Lake Superior is often viewed as the most pristine of the Great Lakes, yet microplastics are found in the lake’s water column and sediments. Click on Lake Superior to read about microplastics in the lake. Current research is also underway to determine…

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Microplastics have been found in many species, particularly species like sea turtles and seabirds. Now, biologists in Florida have examined birds of prey, and they found microplastics in every bird they examined. To read more, click on Birds of Prey

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