First of two Saturday volunteer trout habitat improvement projects --- a huge success! Twenty volunteers split into two groups to restore two trout spawning habitat areas originally built by the club and the DNR over twenty years ago. This year's Brule River Sportsmen's Club Volunteer Trout Habitat Improvement projects were scheduled for the mornings of August 18th and 25th at Stone's Bridge Canoe Landing where County Hwy S crosses the river. The projects involve moving the spawning gravels placed by the club and the DNR in the 1990's back upstream to where it was originally located (spawning trout move the gravel downstream slightly each time they build a nest). Volunteers met at 9AM with waders and gloves and worked until about noon. A 'Sloppy Joe
lunch' was provided by the club at noon back at the landing. The club has been doing these volunteer trout habitat projects on Wisconsin's Bois Brule River since the late 1970's. It's great fun! Video provided by Seaquest Photography of Duluth, Minnesota.