Saturday, October 17, 2020

Girls on the Gunnison River


Sent in by Liz J. (NIFTy Secretary);

Was fortunate to spend 2 days of drift boating on the lower Gunnison river near Delta, Colorado. Used Rigs Fly Shop. Met my sister from Az there. Her first time fly fishing. Wow. Super time. I lost count and all the browns were good size. My sis landed the only Rainbow. Size 23 blue wing olive one day. Size 23 RS2 the next. Guide used frayed floss for the Blue Wing Olive. Tied on using double Davey's knot. Back to work Monday.

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

I Stand Against Wild Rose Expansion!


Please click above to complete email petition to protect the Driftless Region streams and creeks from the expansion of the Wild Rose Dairy. Wild Rose Dairy is currently seeking a permit to double the amount of cattle on its site. Dairy Rose has already had several manure spills at its current location which have resulted in contaminated creeks and over 1,000 dead trout. This site also sits on Karst geology which is vulnerable to sinkholes.  Please use this form to send an email directly to the Wisconsin DNR asking them to stop the expansion. Wild Rose threatens our local economy, water, land and health.  We need to send the DNR a message that we believe expansion of the Wild Rose is a threat to the Driftless region.  

Form emails are just one tool we can use to stop this expansion.  Please take a moment to write a hand written letter of postcard voicing your concerns as well. Letters and postcards have more impact then form emails.  Please send letters and postcards to the address below. The deadline for written statements is Oct. 20th so please send your comments TODAY.

Eric Struck, DNR,
3911 Fish Hatchery Rd,
Fitchburg, WI, 53711-5367

You can also join us for a DNR, virtual, informational, listening session hosted over Zoom on Oct 13th from 2:00 to 5:00.  Comments from community members will be allowed at this meeting.  If you would like to speak at this meeting please contact Ben Wilson ASAP at  In order to attend this Zoom meeting, you must register at the web address below.

Sunday, October 04, 2020

Das Boat S2:E03 Menominee River Smallmouth with Joe Cermele and Tim Landwehr

The video features smallmouth bass fishing on the Menominee River with Tim Landwehr and informs viewers that the river and Lake Michigan are being threatened by a proposed metallic sulfide mine that a foreign company wants to build.  It asks viewers to join the opposition by supporting the work of the   Coalition to Save the Menominee River.  

Go to for more information.

Please share this link/note with friends.   

Thank you for your continuing support of the Coalition to Save the Menominee River.