Brule River Open Nearly To Mouth

Blake Rossmann, 8, watches as his brother Tom Rossmann Jr. nets a steelhead for their father Tom Rossmann on the Brule River on opening day in 2014. News Tribune file photo

Here’s the latest report about ice-out progress on the Brule River, from Diane Gobin at the Brule Department of Natural Resources office. Saturday is opening day of steelhead fishing on the portion of the Brule from U.S. Highway 2 to Lake Superior.

Gobin’s report, as of midday Thursday:

“Reports are that the ice on the river is out north of Harvey Road but not quite to the mouth. There are ice shelves along the banks, and snow is still deep on some of the paths from the angler parking lots. Angler parking lots have been plowed in preparation for the weekend.  Some campsites at Copper Range Campground have also been plowed and a few folks have made camping reservations.  Significant snow amounts are in the forecast for Friday night. We’ll see what the weekend brings!  Good luck, anglers!”