Superior Fly Angler Fishing Reports...
High water again..... 426cfs and climbing. Numbers of steelhead in the river are good but the water levels are not in our favor. More rain in the forecast the next couple days and clearing by thursday.
Prior to the run-off and river being blown out, it was a great day. Anxious to be back down.
Not much pressure from fisherman on the Brule, however the water is very high with some color. Hooked only one fish all day, logs and trees continue to float the river and crossing is near impossible. Still lots of snow in the area and melting with high flow on the small streams dumping into the Brule.
Brule is flowing at 399 this morning the big snow that hit hayward and ashland missed the brule valley this last thursday, but it did receive enough precip to slow down the receding runoff. It is raining and drizzling this morning but tomorrow should offer some sun and warmer temps and the river could be in great shape by mid week. north shore streams are coming into shape also but are flowing cold.
Brule flows receding to 446cfs as of 5pm thursday, but more snow in the area could see it come up again. It would be great to see it get below 300 again. Could you fish it this weekend? Depends on how bad you want to go and if we get more rain and influx of runoff from new snow it shut it down for the most part. If you do go be safe and remember the fish will position differently in the highwater and sometimes not be far off bank trying to get out of the heavier currents. Good Luck.
River flow at 312 this morning pretty muddy and high and rain forecasted through out the upcoming week. This week will be tough , but we have to melt the snow pack.
Reports this last saturday were good, water temp at co-op park 37. Flows are down to 153 and clarity good, a little more color in the water the further downstream you go. Egg patterns have been producing the best. Sunday fished good also but we had snow falling by late afternoon and might get more snow wed.-thur.
Reports have been slim considering the fact we just got pummeled with a spring snowstorm that dumped on average 10 in the region.And we are looking to recerive another 2-4 Sunday into monday. The highs for the week are not forecasted to exceed the 40 mark which should keep the flows in check and the runoff on the cool side. X-legs and eggs for the main courses. good luck, SFA.
Fishing on Friday afternoon, April 5th on the Brule saw some good action in advance of the storm over the weekend.
The rain overnight on Friday night put the lower river out (as far as I'm concerned anyway). There were plenty of fish splashing around but my fly never got close enough to their nose to be seen. The upper river was in good shape if on the rise a bit. The traffic on the river caused me to poke around more marginal waters which ended up holding a good bunch of fish. Any spot with a 3' deep slot in an otherwise 2' deep run with broken current seemed to hold fish. The few times I did manage a spot in slow deep water were unproductive. I forgot my thermometer in the truck but was told temps were 38-41. Fish were picking up the usual mix of tungsten bead buggers and stones, with a few fish picking up the egg dropper too. It was nice to see the hens still tight with eggs on opening day rather than the spawned out drop backs of the last few years. I landed nothing over 30 but all fish were good sized and healthy. With the river on the drop now and mild days with cool nights, the river should see a steady melt. Time to block off a midweek day and hit the water!
The Brule opener is upon us once again, but mother nature has given what we could call a normal spring. There is a lot of snow in the woods and the river ice is still hanging on somewhere between Bachelors and HWY13. The forecast is quite balmy for the week and into the 40's with a chance for showers sat. Which could possibly push the ice towards hwy13 by the weekend. Good Luck!
I spoke with a few Anglers when I was on the Brule yesterday afternoon and they were getting quite a bit of action in the mornings on stone and egg patterns. The afternoons right now are a little slow. The river is up to around 130 CFPS so its going up which is great! So fishing all in all is going great on the Brule hopfully we can see ya up here soon!
Fishing is going great right now Pinks are in the Temperance and Arrowhead Brule on the North Shore Devils Track has spotty fishing but some steelhead are in the river. I spoke with another angler on Sunday he trolled infront of the mouth of the Devils in Grand Marais with his canoe and picked up three fish. Brule is coming up thanks to the rain that we have been getting the past two weeks its not much but better than nothing. There are fish in the Brule though! Fishing is good Coho's are in and so are the Steelhead... I have seen some browns but I still have yet to catch one or talk to someone who has caught one. Kings are in the Brule as well! Fishing is picking up there is lots of opporunity for fish on the north shore or the south shore! See you in the Shop or on the River!
Blake Enyart 9/22/12
More positive steelhead fishing reports coming in and a little more water in the river, flows are at 131cfs this morning. Some cohos are still hanging in the lower river.
Talked to some guys who floated HWY 2 to Pine tree landing. Lots of lake run fish hanging in the meadows section and upper high landing area.
Just talked with another guy who hooked 2 steelhead on the Brule. Landed one 22” and lost another a little bigger.
Some reports of steelhead came in from mcneils landing on the brule. Some rain would help spur it along and there is some rain in the forecast.
Upper Brule river opener saturday. Hendricksons, BWO,s. Hendricksons have already been hatching so we might still the tail end of the hatch. If we have more overcast weather BWO's might present more oppurtunities. Good Luck!
There are still some steelhead in the river and not just drop outs but also a handful of chrome fish. It has definitely gotten a little tougher, but you can just about have the lower river to yourself. Tuesday we had a jump in water levels and they are finally receding. Thursday the water was pretty turbid but should be in good shape as long as we don't get any rain.
Fishing Report: 4-3-2012
Water conditions on the Brule are good right now. A little rain wouldn’t hurt. Quite a few fish have spawned and are dropping back. Fishing should remain pretty good for the next 10 days to 2 weeks, and will most likely get pretty spotty after that.
Damian Wilmont Fly By Night Guide Service.
Fishing report 10-26-11
Gentlemen, Thanks for hooking me up with wading boots last week. A few photos from my day trip.
Fishing report 10-20-11
Water levels still low but there are enough fish around to keep most people interested. Most reports are of 1-2 hook ups, but some reports of up to 5 hook ups are out there. some browns and cohos still moving through. red foxsquirrel nymphs, x-legs, prince nymphs, glo bugs are standard menu items, but i still throw the whole box at them if they arn't showing interest in the standard fare.
Fishing Report 04/03/2011:
The Brule continues to fish well. Today’s rain/snow is pushing water levels up a little, but not too bad. The lower river will probably be a little dark for the next couple of days, but should clear fast. Reports of a few bright fish around, but most of what I’ve seen have been pretty dark.
Opening day 2011, coldest day I've ever fly fished. Guides and line froze up every five minutes and broke my tip trying to clean them! But i did manage to get this one in.
Fishing Report 03/31/2011:
Matthew and I hit the Brule for a couple hours last Thursday. I hooked the fish, we switched rods and he got bring in the 25" hen steelhead. ----mp
3/30/11 from Matt
The lower Brule opened to fishing Sat. low temps ranged from 3-8 degrees depending where you were in the valley. Hence there were alot of frozen guides until well into the afternoon. The WI DNR stated last week that in excess of 8000 steelhead entered the brule last fall. Water temps have been in the mid 30's but the warmest we have heard of was 36. The water temps will be variable to time of day (solar warm up) and where on the river you are (The closer you are to lake superior the more impact you will get from feeder creeks and runoff). Trying to find actual water levels, cfs, is tricky right now since the USGS page is still reading "ice", but water levels are good. The water is quite clear still. Fish are being hooked on stones, x-legs, red fox squirrel nymphs, kaufmann stones, and egg patterns, orange and charteuse being best. Don't hesitate to try some large prince nymphs or hares ear patterns and also switch up your egg patterns (color or size). It could make all the difference. Good Luck!
4/6/2010 From Nick
Great afternoon yesterday in the high landing water. hooked two steelhead and a brown and took a mighty swim in 18 of water, at least it was 70 degrees and i had a change of clothes. water temp 51.
The air temp was a brisk 30 and the water temp was at 37. We did not find many fish on the redds but the fish were holding in the slower runs. All three of us connected with fish and two of us landing them. The fish I landed was a big hen which taped out a 29", my blood was just pumping when I was saw how big she was. Various shades of orange Glow bugs continue to be the hot fly this season.
Later in the day we checked out a number of other tribs along the lake shore and finding little water that suited our taste.Â We when back to familiar water and found many cars parked along the river. We finally found a spot with only one car and gave this l section of the river a shot. I was able to land one more fish around 2pm, he was a nice buck running 27".