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by brntrout
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Perfect Weather for Winter Angling
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Perfect Weather for Winter Angling

You were right on Fished a southern smallish stream and had a robust baetis hatch for a couple hours starting around two. 8-10” fish took an 18 dry with the hackle trimmed off on the bottom. Still going when I left. Good fishing is coming! Welcome to the board. "Many" fishermen on this board are ve...
by brntrout
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Brushing Streams to Improve Access
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Brushing Streams to Improve Access

Buckthorn removal isn't that big of a deal but it takes manpower. The best way to go about it is by treating all of the female trees first. Once all the female trees are treated you can move on the the males and young trees. However once the trees are gone it is just going to make room for more inv...
by brntrout
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Conservation News & Action Alerts
Topic: Dam removal
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: Dam removal

one can only hope. And hope nobody is hurt in the process. I certainly wouldn't want anyone getting hurt either! Of course, if the Dam went out the DNR ( probably Eco Services) would be forced to "restore" ( don't like using that term because its not accurate) the entire area upstream of Dam that w...
by brntrout
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Conservation News & Action Alerts
Topic: Dam removal
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: Dam removal

Cutthroat, In most cases dams in SE MN won't be removed until they washout, and that's because it would be too costly to rebuild them, FORTUNATELY! The Lanesboro Dam is not being restored in the true sense. Their actually going to build an entirely NEW DAM up against the upstream face of the old dam...
by brntrout
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Brushing Streams to Improve Access
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Brushing Streams to Improve Access

Can't argue about spraying Buckthorn ( box elders too) its really getting to be a BIG problem in SE MN. I'm not sure native grasses would reestablish themselves or not. Even if they don't, any grass root system is better than grass- less ground full of invasive weeds and shallow rooted box elder tre...
by brntrout
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Brushing Streams to Improve Access
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Brushing Streams to Improve Access

From Win-Cres TU. We have been mowing for the last three years on Diamond Creek, areas of Rush Creek, Garvin Brook & Hemingway Creek, thought about SFRR above “million dollar bridge”, but with high water all summer, didn’t get to it. Mike J. has kind of been running the show. Usually takes a crew of...
by brntrout
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Perfect Weather for Winter Angling
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Perfect Weather for Winter Angling

The next 3 or 4 days should be perfect for winter angling. I wouldn't be surprised on some ( under 4 miles) smaller spring creeks anglers could run into an early Baetis hatch. Anglers could find winter caddis hatch on certain streams too! There isn't many SE MN streams that have decent winter caddis...
by brntrout
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Brushing Streams to Improve Access
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Brushing Streams to Improve Access

If it means getting rid of (trying to, anyway, we're well past the tipping point on it) buckthorn, I'm 100% for it. I liked what the Conservation Corps did with the DNR on some of our streams like you mentioned, Tom. I forgot the Conservation Corp did some of those projects in the past. Future brus...
by brntrout
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Conservation News & Action Alerts
Topic: Dam removal
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: Dam removal

Yes, there has been discussions on Dam removal many times on this board. While it may appear the Dam on Trout Run is problematic for trout passage to spawn upstream its really not. Larger trout do successfully jump the Dam. If the Dam was removed it would allow more forage fish to travel upstream. W...
by brntrout
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Conservation News & Action Alerts
Topic: This winter a natural disaster?
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: This winter a natural disaster?

Boy, that is a tough question. If we start down that road of always bailing businesses out where do we stop?