Habitat Improvement Work Day

This year’s next habitat work day will be July 24th and will be to work on a small tributary. We’re asking volunteers to meet at the Upper St. Croix boat landing (also known as Palmer’s Landing) at 9 AM (landing is located on the Northeast end of the lake just off County Hwy A). From…

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July Fly of the Month

“Top Hat” Blue-winged Olive (BWO) Emerger Dean Wellman, BRSC Financial Secretary – Brule, WI Round foam cylinders are a great substitute for Cul De Canard (CDC) feathers in emerger patterns and provide superior floatation.  Foam will also withstand more catches.  Foam can be used as wing posts for parachute flies as well.  Adding a “hat”…

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Found iPhone

Found item Apple iPhone in waterproof pouch. Phone appears undamaged. Posted 15 June 2024. If you happened to lose this item or know the person who lost it, contact us using the “contact us” form on our website (click on Contact Us).

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June Fly of the Month

HI VIS Snowshoe Adams Comparadun Dean Wellman, BRSC Financial Secretary – Brule, WI We’re acknowledging Doug Swisher and Carl Richards (authors of Selective Trout 1971 and Emergers 1991) with this fly.  These books can help a novice become a backyard biologist.  The “comparadun” featured in Selective Trout is a no hackle dry fly that significantly…

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Scholarship Fund Raffle

Once again, we’ve been fortunate to have 3 great items donated to support our 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 have generously contributed in the past! Choice #…

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Fly of the Month Series

The monthly flies from 2020 – 2023 are now available in a soft-covered booklet. This would be a great addition to any library. If you’d like to get a copy, contact a board member or visit the Club Store by clicking on 2020 – 2023 Booklet.

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Oak Wilt Found in Bayfield County

Oak wilt was first found in 2018 and is most commonly spread along road rights-of-way. It can often be prevented and controlled if NO damage (cutting, pruning, mowing) is done to an oak tree from April 15th through July 15th. For more information, click on Oak Wilt or watch this video Oak Wilt Video. You can also…

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DNR Approves Additional Barrens Management at Mott’s Ravine

An approved variance updates management prescriptions for Motts Ravine by increasing the acres of core area dedicated to barrens management from between 200 and 400 acres to between 1,000 and 1,200 acres. The Motts Ravine area has been identified as capable of supporting and expanding the globally rare and imperiled pine-barrens community type. For more…

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Mudsnails Spreading

There are a few invasive species present along or in the Brule River that need monitoring, but one of the most troubling potential invaders is the New Zealand mudsnail (click on Mudsnails to learn more).  In 2013, mudsnails were discovered for the first time in inland Wisconsin waters in Black Earth Creek, a popular trout…

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