Warner’s “Big White” Streamer Dean Wellman, BRSC Financial Secretary – Brule, WI (Dedicated to Dad, 1929 – 2016) I developed this fly by using a technique for palmering a rabbit strip that I learned from a tier in Washington and applying it to Ed Shenk’s White Minnow pattern. It became one of our “go to”…

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The 2020 recipient is Dakota Starr Stankowski. Dakota graduated from Gwinn High School in Gwinn, MI in 2017 and is entering her senior year at Northland College in Ashland, WI. Dakota has a double major in Biology and Natural Resources, with a Chemistry minor, and plans to declare an additional minor in Environmental Education this…

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We are pleased to announce that the Faculty at Northwestern High School has selected Andrew Nelson as our 2020 Northwestern High School Scholarship Recipient. Breena Kroll, Northwestern High School guidance counselor, says Andrew was selected in large part for his commitment to environmental stewardship, a passion he intends to pursue through a civil engineering program at the…

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Olive Woolhead Sculpin Paul Gausman, BRSC member, – Somerset, WI The woolhead sculpin has proven for me to be an effective pattern for catching Brule River browns. I fish it on a floating or sinking tip line with a split shot 3 to 4 inches above the fly. When I drift the fly, I like…

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July 1, 2020 Update WDNR Senior Fisheries Biologist, Paul Piszczek, informs us that he has received signed easements from the 2 landowners adjacent to the grade and is now working on the Canadian Pacific (CP) railroad easement. Project bidding will take place once the CP easement is received. May 1, 2020 Update Project moving along…

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Department of Natural Resources fisheries personnel have completed the fishway steelhead counts for the 2019 – 2020 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  2019…

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Lost item 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. Lost in rapids south of Big Lake. Posted 28 May 2020. Lost a cell phone (black case, in Ziploc bag) near the Winneboujou canoe…

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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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