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A small brown trout jumps at the end of my line.  Photo by Sandy Neuswanger.  Yes, the most popular photo on this website was taken by my mom when I handed off the camera to play this fish! From the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin.
A small brown trout jumps at the end of my line. Photo by Sandy Neuswanger. Yes, the most popular photo on this website was taken by my mom when I handed off the camera to play this fish!
Date TakenJul 30, 2005
Date AddedFeb 8, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Fish don't get any better than this. From the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin.
Fish don't get any better than this.
Date TakenJun 16, 2006
Date AddedJul 1, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
A whitetail deer pretends to be a moose, sticking its head underwater to graze on rich aquatic vegetation. From the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin.
A whitetail deer pretends to be a moose, sticking its head underwater to graze on rich aquatic vegetation.
Date TakenJul 27, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Here I'm looking through the sampling net for interesting nymphs, some of which ended up on this site. From the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin.
Here I'm looking through the sampling net for interesting nymphs, some of which ended up on this site.
Date TakenJun 9, 2005
Date AddedFeb 8, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
This looks like a normal lake at first, but it's actually a natural, shallow widening in the channel of a famous trout stream.  On clear days canoeists drift through and watch small trout and suckers swim beneath them.  Large brown trout lay hidden in the weeds, hard to catch during the day but a fun challenge for any angler willing to brave the mosquitoes. From the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin.
This looks like a normal lake at first, but it's actually a natural, shallow widening in the channel of a famous trout stream. On clear days canoeists drift through and watch small trout and suckers swim beneath them. Large brown trout lay hidden in the weeds, hard to catch during the day but a fun challenge for any angler willing to brave the mosquitoes.
Date TakenJun 9, 2005
Date AddedFeb 8, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
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Underwater photos from the Bois Brule River

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A large schools of white suckers travels the headwaters of a famous midwestern trout stream. From the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin.
A large schools of white suckers travels the headwaters of a famous midwestern trout stream.
Date AddedJan 17, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
A water boatman and a scud are visible in this picture.  Can you find them?  In this picture: True Bug Family Corixidae (Water Boatmen) and Arthropod Order Amphipoda (Scuds). From the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin.
A water boatman and a scud are visible in this picture. Can you find them?

In this picture: True Bug Family Corixidae (Water Boatmen) and Arthropod Order Amphipoda (Scuds).
Date TakenApr 13, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
In this picture: Insect Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies). From the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin.
Date TakenApr 13, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Several cased caddis larvae cling to the twigs of a fallen tree limb in a clear trout stream's strong current.  In this picture: Insect Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies). From the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin.
Several cased caddis larvae cling to the twigs of a fallen tree limb in a clear trout stream's strong current.

In this picture: Insect Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies).
Date TakenApr 13, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Several well-camouflaged Ephemerella mayfly nymphs cling to this log, and a few cased caddisfly larvae cling to the plant in front of it.  In this picture: Mayfly Genus Ephemerella (Hendricksons, Sulphurs, PMDs) and Insect Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies). From the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin.
Several well-camouflaged Ephemerella mayfly nymphs cling to this log, and a few cased caddisfly larvae cling to the plant in front of it.

In this picture: Mayfly Genus Ephemerella (Hendricksons, Sulphurs, PMDs) and Insect Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies).
Date TakenApr 13, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
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Closeup insects from the Bois Brule River

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Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly NymphMale Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly Nymph View 10 PicturesThis male nymph is probably in its final instar (Instar: Many invertebrates molt through dozens of progressively larger and better-developed stages as they grow. Each of these stages is known as an instar. Hard-bodied nymphs typically molt through more instars than soft-bodied larvae.). The wing pads (
The wing pads on this final instar Baetidae mayfly nymph are extremely dark.
The wing pads on this final instar Baetidae mayfly nymph are extremely dark.
Wing pad: A protrusion from the thorax of an insect nymph which holds the developing wings. Black wing pads usually indicate that the nymph is nearly ready to emerge into an adult.
)
are extremely black and the large turbinate (
This male Baetidae dun has slightly turbinate eyes.
This male Baetidae dun has slightly turbinate eyes.
Turbinate: Shaped like a top or elevated on a stalk; usually refers to the eyes of some adult male Baetidae mayflies which are wider near the tip than at the base.
)
eyes are very apparent inside the nymph's head.
Collected June 9, 2005 from the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on May 26, 2006
Leptophlebia (Black Quills and Blue Quills) Mayfly NymphLeptophlebia (Black Quills and Blue Quills) Mayfly Nymph View 5 PicturesI think this one might be Leptophlebia intermedia.
Collected February 5, 2004 from the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
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Recent Discussions of the Bois Brule River

first time visitors. staying in Brule. 1 Reply »
Posted by Kclubepro on Jul 9, 2018
Last reply on Jul 9, 2018 by Troutnut
My wife and I will be visiting Brule in Mid-July, staying for several days. Any advice on fly fishing spots on the Brule River would be appreciated
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