It was a chilly weekend this past weekend on the Brule. The good thing was the wind was pretty insignificant. The river temperature was up to 39 degrees. Thanks to MN Deer opener, there was significantly less fisherman on the water and that was kind of nice.
We had one steelhead contact on late Saturday on a bend, but it won and shook itself free in under eight seconds. Other then that, the general steelhead action from the people we talked was not too great. Just enough for the serious anglers to keep going, but not enough action to get you super excited.
Jen spotted a bug in the water big enough to make Godzilla step aside and ask "what the hell is that?!" It was about 4 inches long and and 1.5 inches wide.
|What is this thing?|
|No seriously, what the hell is that?|
We saw a LOT of deer this weekend, even had a spike buck escort us down a trail for a bit before stepping off it. He circled back into the woods but would have been great for any bow hunter or photographer. He just stood there about 20 yards away and looked and us for several minutes. My attempt at getting my pocket camera out while he was close failed as I was too slow before he lost interest in us.
|Basket Spiked Buck along the Brule River.|
Next weekend is the last weekend of going up as the season is coming to a close just after that. We are crossing fingers and washing our fleece in hopes we can land something of significance.