Thanks to Matt Jennings for a terrific presentation on pursuing migratory fish in the Lake Michigan tributaries. If you'd like to see his presentation on YouTube, click here. If you'd like to download his presentation, click below.
A new edition is out from our friends in SE MN and Iowa, including everything new about Habitat, Conservation, Advocacy, and, of course, a fishing report!
By Jim Sauter
Greetings from TCTU Streamkeepers!
As I’m writing this article, I’ve been doing some fishing this week in the Driftless area in Wisconsin. I was shocked when I took the stream temperature on Tuesday, 9/5/23, and recorded 62 degrees on the WISEH2O app, and the air temperatures hit 100 degrees. Truly amazing.
Our Streamkeepers have been busy battling buckthorns and extreme heat to monitor our streams. Kudos to all our “targeted” and “general” Streamkeepers for their efforts! We usually attempt to take at least three measurements on each stream after a major weather event (i.e., rain), and this year has been a challenge.
Become a hero. Help clean up our streams.
As we begin the fall season, we are starting a Fall Challenge. The effort will involve cleaning up our streams. There are a number of options that are available:
The Wisconsin DNR will be hosting a public input meeting regarding changes to Pierce County trout stream regulations on October 11, 2023 from 6-8pm. These proposed changes will affect several streams in Pierce County including the Rush River and tributaries, Plum Creek, Isabelle Creek, Trimbelle River, Big River and Kinnickinnic River and tributaries.
You can find information on how to attend virtually and in-person via the DNR event page.
By Gary Wittrock
TCTU’s Youth Education emphasis is focused on developing the next generation of
Conservationists. One TCTU supported program is the National Trout Unlimited Teen
Leadership Conference which was held from June 28 th to July 2 nd . This year TCTU awarded a
scholarship for this conference to Mathias Westermeyer, a Junior at St. Michael-Albertville High
School. Below is Mathias’s recap of his experience.
Whether you are on one of the streamkeeper teams that takes regular measurements of our target streams, an at-large streamkeeper, or you just happen to possess a WiseH2O kit with some test strips that you’ve barely used, September is the time to get out and take some measurements! You can earn a chance at some Swag, and contribute to our conservation efforts. Read below for more details, including an explanation of how WiseH2O measurements are being used to assess Brook Trout habitat.
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