September 2019

Lost and Found Items

Lost item No items reported. Found item A spinning rod and reel. Found on the road leading to the mouth of the Brule on Wednesday morning September 18th. The finder believes it was owned by a man who was fishing at the mouth when he arrived. He believes the angler is a retired veterinarian. If…

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Millions of Stream Miles Risk Losing Protection

Trout Unlimited repeated its strong opposition to the final rule announced by the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers that will rollback of protections for millions of miles of streams that provide drinking water for one-in-three Americans and critical water and habitat for fish and wildlife populations. To read more, click on Clean…

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Draft Lake Superior Fisheries Management Plan

The Wisconsin DNR has completed a draft of a new management plan for Lake Superior. The fisheries management Plan takes a broad look at the fisheries and fish communities of Lake Superior and establishes objectives for future management. It incorporates input from diverse stakeholders including representatives from sport, commercial, and tribal fisheries, conservation groups, academia,…

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Club Awards 1st Northwestern High School Scholarship

The Club’s first $500 Northwestern High School Scholarship was awarded to recent high school graduate Luke Gregerson. Luke has enrolled at UW Stevens Point to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management with the intention of becoming a conservation officer. Luke knew from a young age that he wanted to earn his living working…

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South Shore Railroad Grade Update

August 1, 2019 Update Ownership issue being resolved – The Canadian National Railroad has taken ownership responsibility for the grade. Brule River Preservation Inc. (to learn more about Brule River Preservation, click on Brule Preservation) has been doing a great deal of the work during this last month and is working with their lawyers to help…

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2019 Habitat Projects Completed

Twenty-three volunteers spent 2 Saturday mornings restoring 2 more of the spawning areas downstream of the Stone’s Bridge Canoe Landing.  This year’s work involved transporting nearly 19 tons of washed gravel from the landing to those sites. The gravel was shoveled into wheelbarrows and then off loaded into small dingy type boats which were then…

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2018 – 2019 Brule River Steelhead Run

Department of Natural Resources fisheries personnel have completed the fishway steelhead counts for the 2018 – 2019 run year. The link to the most recent counts downloads as a pdf file that requires Adobe® Reader®. If you don’t have this software you can download it free by clicking on the Adobe Reader link below.  Click …

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The Importance of Habitat

Maintaining the Brule River’s habitat in a healthy state has long been an important focus of the Club. In-stream habitat work by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with the help of Club members, along with donations by local businesses, the help of the Wisconsin National Guard, and the work of Animal and Plant Health…

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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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