Wisconsin Salmonids: The Rainbow

We’re featuring an article on rainbow trout in Wisconsin that is the third in a series on Wisconsin salmonids to appear in Wisconsin Trout, the newsletter of Wisconsin Trout Unlimited (click on  WI TU for information). The piece appears here with permission from the author and Wisconsin Trout Unlimited. It was written by Dr. John…

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July Fly of the Month

Rat Face McDougal (Irresistible) Dean Wellman, BRSC Financial Secretary – Brule, WI I’d like to thank board member Mike Zicus for suggesting this fly and for rekindling some old memories for me. The Rat Face McDougal was originally tied by Harry Darbee of New York in 1939. It is more widely known as the “Irresistible,”…

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The Importance of Habitat

Maintaining the Brule River’s habitat in a healthy state has long been an important focus of the Club. In-stream habitat work by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with the help of Club members, along with donations by local businesses, the help of the Wisconsin National Guard, and the work of Animal and Plant Health…

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Habitat Improvement Work Days

We’ll be back at it this summer! We will be working on three Saturday morning trout habitat improvement projects on July 24th, July 31st, and August 7th.  We scheduled three dates hoping more volunteers will be able to fit at least one into their busy summer schedules.  This year, we’re returning to the Brule headwaters…

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Lost and Found Items

Lost item 5-wt Redington Path fly rod/reel June 12 between Big Lake and Winneboujou. Lost about 10 min upstream from Winneboujou landing.  Posted 20 June 2021. If you happen to find any of these items, contact us using the “contact us” form on our website (click on Contact Us). Found item A kayak on the…

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2021 Brule River Sportsmen’s Club College Scholarship Awarded

Our 2021 recipient is Benjamin Schleppenbach, a graduate student in the Water Resources Science program at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Originally from Stoughton, Wisconsin, Ben grew up exploring the lakes and streams around the family cabin near Barnes, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at University of Wisconsin-…

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Scholarship Fundraising Raffle

We’ve been fortunate to have 2 great items donated to support our scholarship raffle.  Winners will select their prizes in the order their tickets are drawn.  Proceeds will be used to help maintain our scholarship funds (click on The Scholarships for information).  Thanks to all who generously contributed in the past! Choice # 1.  Dave…

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June Fly of the Month

Foam Hex Fly Dean Wellman, BRSC Financial Secretary – Brule, WI The Hexagenia limbata mayfly is the major hatch on the upper Brule. I have been fishing this hatch since my early teens. They usually start around the last week of June to the first week of July. This year’s hatch will likely be early.…

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