We are planning on holding our first in-person meeting since the start of the pandemic on May 24th at 6:00 PM at Round Up North.

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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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Hendrickson Emerger Ron Manz, BRSC member – Nekoosa Wisconsin The celebrated “Hendrickson” (Ephemerella subvaria) hatch is one of the most exciting of the year for fly anglers. With rising trout during a springtime afternoon, usually not many gnats and mosquitos, and greens appearing along the banks, how could one ask for more? As Ernest Schwiebert…

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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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Wisconsin DNR monitored upstream trout and salmon migration with digital video equipment from July 1 through Dec. 15, 2020. Steelhead comprised 49% of the total fall trout and salmon run. The size ranges among the species were comparable to previous years. Most steelhead (84%) ranged from 20 to 25-inches, and nearly 7% were 12 to…

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The general inland trout season opens at 5:00 AM on the first Saturday in May. Click on Trout Regulations for more information.

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The State of Wisconsin recently acquired 48.78 acres of land located within the boundary of the 47,462 acres Brule River State Forest. This acquisition was financed through the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson Stewardship Program. The new addition consists of two tax parcels that abut State Forest land lying north of County Highway B between the Afterhours…

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Department of Health Services (DHS) are recommending a PFAS-based fish consumption advisory for Lake Superior. Due to the high levels of PFOS found in the samples, the DNR and DHS are updating the recommended rainbow smelt consumption advisory from an unrestricted amount to one meal per…

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January 21, 2021 Update Canadian Pacific Railway easement – DNR Fisheries continues to work on a land use agreement with the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) that will allow DNR to do the project. Project development – DNR Fisheries has collected soil samples from the grade to document soil types and screen for contaminants such heavy…

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