Habitat Improvement Work Days

We will be working on our first Saturday morning trout habitat improvement project on May 14th.  We’re returning to the Brule headwaters to continue work on Beaupre Spring’s west tributary where we’ll plant black spruce along the channel from the outlet of the spring pond downstream through the old beaver pond footprints. We’re asking volunteers…

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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 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 – 4/11 at Black Landing, Red Gate, Co-Op Hole / Copper Range, or Pine Tree Canoe Landing. Posted 12 April 2022. 5-wt Redington Path fly rod/reel June 12…

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April Fly of the Month

Superior X-legs Stonefly Matt Paulson, Superior Fly Angler – Superior, WI The original Superior X-legs was created by Jim Pollock of Duluth, MN in the early 2000s. He wanted a fly that could be used to target the kamloops rainbow trout on the north shore of Lake Superior. The fly was light weight with no…

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Spawning Steelhead

You might enjoy a video of steelheads spawning behavior in the Brule River. The video displays steelheads spawning behavior taken on the site of a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources spawning habitat improvement project built in 1998. Click on Spawning Steelhead to view this video. Since construction, this spawning area has been used by brown…

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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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Fall 2021 Fishway Update

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) video-monitored trout and salmon migration at the fishway from July through November. Lake Superior’s warm temperatures in summer 2021 along with the concurrent regional drought likely influenced fish distribution in the lake, migration timing in the river and numbers of migrating fish, though had no effect on size…

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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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