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NBrevitz  
#51 Posted : Friday, February 23, 2018 3:15:36 AM(UTC)
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Oh geez...
Better back the Chinook stocking off about 50% the next few years...
Guess I’ll just fish Thunder Bay this fall
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#52 Posted : Friday, February 23, 2018 4:35:08 PM(UTC)
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I would also like to add that IMO, Brook Trout aren't going anywhere in the Driftless. If we weren't able to kill them with the mega tons of silt we sent into the streams in the late 1800's-early 1900's a couple degree rise in ambient air temperature over the next hundred years isn't going to be able to do it either.
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#53 Posted : Friday, February 23, 2018 5:50:45 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: s.t.fanatic Go to Quoted Post
I would also like to add that IMO, Brook Trout aren't going anywhere in the Driftless. If we weren't able to kill them with the mega tons of silt we sent into the streams in the late 1800's-early 1900's a couple degree rise in ambient air temperature over the next hundred years isn't going to be able to do it either.



I agree that they will always hold on in pockets at the very least.


The question though is how do they handle the associated calamities that accompany that 1 to 2 degree rise in air temp...

More flooding, likely more frequent droughts.

Will gill lice become more common and a greater threat?

How about high capacity wells during a prolonged drought? Will some streams go dry?


I don't mean to be an alarmist, but a simple rise in air temps is not the only issue.


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#54 Posted : Friday, February 23, 2018 8:19:48 PM(UTC)
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If we keep helping them, I think they can hold on. That involves not stocking Browns over them, HI and planting SHADE trees. I understand you need open stretches to increase productivity, but at the same time you need to keep temps down, especially the big watersheds.
Silt traps like they’ve installed on the Prairie River would be a good idea too, right?
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#55 Posted : Friday, February 23, 2018 8:38:54 PM(UTC)
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I think it depends on where we're talking about.

South of the Wisconsin River... Viroqua area... between I-90 and I-94... North Woods...


And even within those areas different streams will need different plans and have different outlooks for brookies.
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#56 Posted : Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:33:30 AM(UTC)
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I think it depends on where we're talking about.

South of the Wisconsin River... Viroqua area... between I-90 and I-94... North Woods...


And even within those areas different streams will need different plans and have different outlooks for brookies.


I was thinking of the big watersheds, like Trempeleau or Kickapoo.
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#57 Posted : Saturday, February 24, 2018 2:45:17 AM(UTC)
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They will make it, if given half a chance.

How do I know? It came to me in a dream one sultry evening last fall, 100 years from now brookies will be swimming in numbers and sizes like we haven't seen since the 1800's. And yes, I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane.

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#58 Posted : Saturday, March 17, 2018 12:19:04 PM(UTC)
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New Trout Team meeting scheduled for March 20.

Here's the info from the March 3 meeting:

Roster: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/...etingAgendaMarch2018.pdf

Meeting notes: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/...eholderMeetingNotes2.pdf

Breakout session notes: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/...ssionObjectiveNotes2.pdf


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Guillermo  
#59 Posted : Saturday, March 17, 2018 5:39:57 PM(UTC)
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Like the mention of closing the northern waters 2 weeks earlier. Many Brookie populations up north are already done spawning by the time Oct. 15 rolls around. They’re at their peak and most vulnerable the last couple weeks of the season.
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