brule river, Douglas County

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4/23/14 @ 11:03 AM
Eire
Eire
USER since 4/7/13
any reports on steelhead?

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3/23/13 @ 9:52 AM
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grizwald
grizwald
USER since 2/6/09
anyone been out to the mouth latley. was wondering how much ice is stacked up thereor if its open. like an hour and half drive for this guy. Sweating

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11/12/12 @ 3:42 PM
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FISHNDUDE3
FISHNDUDE3
USER since 3/29/11
I have been up there in September a couple times and fished big lake with a mouse after dark for the Browns. Have yet to land one but have had several blow ups! That will make you pee down your leg. LOL! The Brule is a pretty special place! I would love to figure out some of the local streams for brooky fishing?

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11/10/12 @ 2:30 PM
Dairyland1
Dairyland1
USER since 12/8/08
Big Hitter,

I agree with everything you said about the hardware fishing. Been wading those waters since 82'. Nothing like hooking a steelhead. Like hooking into a bird that you just let out of a cage. Good luck up there folks.

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11/10/12 @ 2:02 PM
Big Hitter
Big Hitter
USER since 3/11/12
What I meant was if you fish the Brule using hardware, aka spinners, spoons and flatfish, those lures work better in the Fall than in the Spring,

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11/10/12 @ 1:57 PM
Big Hitter
Big Hitter
USER since 3/11/12
Fishing the Brule in the Spring has always seemed tougher to me than in the Fall. In the Spring, the steelhead are thinking about spawning, the snow and ice make it harder to get around and the water is a lot colder. I think your best bet in the Spring is to use yarn flys and spawn sacs. In the Fall, you'll be able to get fish on hardware easier. Just what I've found in 34 years of fishing the Brule starting when I was 20.

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11/8/12 @ 11:56 AM
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FISHNDUDE3
FISHNDUDE3
USER since 3/29/11
I have Inlaws in Poplar so have been able to fish the Brule once or twice a yr for the past 10 yrs. This river is very difficult to figure out not being able to fish it very often. I have kept in touch with the guys at Superior Fly Angler and they have been a help, but time on the water is what has taught me the most. I finally got the Steelhead monkey off my back in Oct 2010, caught several Jacks and 2 big chromers on two trips. Tangling with a fresh fish is everything you hear and read, and then some! Wow what a rush! I have not been able to make it up in the Fall the past couple years, but hope to next yr. I have often wondered what the spring fishning is like?

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11/6/12 @ 12:17 PM
Big Hitter
Big Hitter
USER since 3/11/12
The Brule closes November 15th every year. It then opens the last Saturday in March. In the past there was an all year season, a November 1 close and a few other variations. These are not the boom boom days of the 1970s and 1980s. Fish numbers are way down. The DNR is trying to figure out ways to improve the fishery. All the steelhead in the Brule right now are natural reproduction. Stocking of smolts was done in the past with some of those fish coming back to spawn. Those stocked fish have all cycled through unless there are 15+ year old steelhead in the river... However, stocking could be a short term solution. Massive storms followed by lengthy droughts have not been good to the Brule.

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11/6/12 @ 9:53 AM
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FISHNDUDE3
FISHNDUDE3
USER since 3/29/11
How late in the year can a guy fish the Brule? I was thinking part of the river is closed in the winter?

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11/4/12 @ 6:11 PM
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Big Hitter
Big Hitter
USER since 3/11/12

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F
Went up for the day on Friday. Had about a 5 or 6 pounder on down by the Horseshoe. Saw him flash. It was a good sized fish. Fought him for a little while then he rolled and got off. I think his gill cut the line. Yeah, I lost the lure...

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10/2/12 @ 9:48 PM
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Big Mitch
Big Mitch
USER since 6/18/01

CONDITIONS
Sunny
Late report from last Wednesday. Started at the mouth heaving metal, saw one jump and had a few bumps. Worked upstream the rest of the day as far as the ledges. One smolt for the entire day. Everyone else I spoke with got zip that day except one young guy said he lost two. Water is low and very clear.

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9/15/12 @ 9:15 PM
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Big Hitter
Big Hitter
USER since 3/11/12

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F
The Fall season on the Brule River has begun! People have been fishing for a few weeks. I hit the river yesterday and today. There aren't a lot of fish in the river right now. I caught a small Coho and small Brookie yesterday. Today, I caught a 5 pound and a 4 pound Coho.

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7/23/12 @ 10:55 AM
Big Hitter
Big Hitter
USER since 3/11/12
Any Chinooks entering the Brule yet?

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4/21/12 @ 6:47 AM
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Big Mitch
Big Mitch
USER since 6/18/01

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
Hit the river Thursday. Water was high and coffee with cream, but dropped some, and cleared quite a bit during the day. Lot's of action, but difficult to detect hits and react in time. Nymphing. Landed a few, and also had fun with the browns.

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4/4/12 @ 8:10 AM
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rapalamaster
rapalamaster
USER since 4/2/05

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
Fished last night, beautiful weather, couldn't get a fish to bite. Thinking they are back in the lake. Water was warm.

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