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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Dave Zeug: A delayed opener on Wisconsin’s Brule River was good for this winter-weary angler

Dave Zeug might have landed just one steelhead on his personal Brule River opening day for 2024, but that one brightly colored fish was more than enough to make the day. (Photo by Dave Zeug)

For a Brule River trout fisherman in Wisconsin, the traditional first day of spring has been on the last Saturday in March for decades.
It doesn’t matter if there is still 3 feet of snow on the storied river’s banks or 3 feet of melted snow putting the river into flood stage, steelhead addicts will be there on opening day. This includes yours truly, at least it did until this year’s opener fell over a family-oriented Easter weekend. And that’s OK. At this stage of the game, I have had plenty of Brule River openers under my belt.

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