Volunteer Opportunities

The Douglas County Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator is looking for volunteers to help remove invasive cattail and yellow iris along the Brule River this summer.  The hope is to make a difference for the ecology of the river and have some fun along the way. Work days are scheduled for June 15th and 26th, July…

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June Fly of the Month

Grocery Bag Caddis Dean Wellman, BRSC Financial Secretary – Brule, WI I walk the river banks this time of year, observing the number of fry on inside turns to get an idea of how the year’s reproduction is going. While doing this the other day, I observed some really nice browns making slurping rises, an…

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May Fly of the Month

Grey Ghost Bunny Variant Damian Wilmot, past president of the Brule River Sportsmen’s Club – Superior, WI The classic grey ghost streamer was first tied by Carrie Stevens of Madison, Maine in 1924 to imitate smelt. The variant is a classic eastern brook trout fly with a little more “swim” than the traditional pattern. It’s…

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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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Lost and Found Items

Lost item Black WRSI Kayak Helmet at Bois Brule Campground site number 19. Also, a yellow color rope used for clothesline. Lost Wednesday afternoon June 8. Posted 11 June 2021. A set of 3 keys (2 larger and 1 small). The 2 large ones are bright silver. All attached with a metal ring. Lost  4/9 –…

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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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Creel Survey Report

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducted a creel survey on the lower Bois Brule River from fall 2016 through spring 2018 to document angler pressure, harvest and catch rates of lake-run salmonids. Click on Creel Report to read the report.

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South Shore Railroad Grade Update

October 1, 2021 Update In July, a contractor was hired to conduct the hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) study and develop a set of stamped design plans. The H&H is necessary for DNR/Douglas County floodplain permitting. The H&H and stamped design plans are expected by the end of October. The design will provide the information needed…

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