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. Men’s grey safari hat with strap lost between Hwy FF and 13 on August 15. Posted 20 August 2020. Shirts and a small bag with sunscreen and bug spray.…

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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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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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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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May 14, 2021 Update Easements completed – The DNR received a signed land use agreement from the Canadian Pacific Railway in mid-April and now has consent for the project from all landowners. Douglas County has also authorized use of their gravel pit as the disposal site for the grade material. DNR Fisheries staff is now…

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Foam Stimulator Dean Wellman, BRSC Financial Secretary – Brule, WI This is a foam version of Randall Kaufman’s Stimulator and imitates the large stonefly Pteronarcys dorsata that hatches in the Brule, primarily the first 2-3 weeks of June.  It is the largest fly of the year with a length around 2 to 2 ¼ inches. …

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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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We’re featuring an article on brown trout in Wisconsin that is the second 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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