Newsletter – June 2024

Sure seems like the drought got out of here in a hurry. We’ve been saying for a couple of years that we need a good bankful event to get the sediments and beaver dams flushed out  – I think we got it. Here’s the latest Western Driftless Newsletter. Upcoming Events:Hiawatha TU Members Meeting: July 15 … Read more

Newsletter – May 2024

Here’s May’s Western Driftless Hotline We don’t as of yet have any summer gatherings planned, but we’ll post the details if that changes. Upcoming Events:Summer gatherings – Dates, Times, Places TBD

Newsletter – April 2024

Here’s the April issue of Western Driftless Hotline. GUIDES NEEDED FOR THIS FRIDAY The Goodhue High School Fishing club has a guided fishing day in Rushford on Friday, April 26th, and they’re still short a couple of guides.  If you’d like to help out, please contact Dustan Hoffman at dustan.hoffman@state.mn.us. May Chapter Meeting + Bamboo Rod … Read more

Newsletter – March 2024

It’s newsletter time! WORK DAYWe’re planning on doing a workday building Lunker structures for an upcoming project on Mill Creek planned for Saturday, April 20th. HERES A VOLUNTEER SIGNUP LINK. RAFFLEBamboo Rod Raffle Tickets:  Can’t make a chapter meeting and still want a ticket?Send a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check ($10 x # of tickets)  … Read more

Newsletter – February 2024

It’s newsletter time! Meetings:We’ve got a solid schedule of speakers lined up thru May. Please see the list at the bottom of this email for details.  We try to zoom these out to cover our huge chapter area – an email near to each date will be sent with a zoom link. We’re planning on … Read more

Newsletter – January 2024

Wow – we’re mostly thru January already. Sounds like we’re in for a warmup – get out fishing and use some good info from Jason Rieke’s article in our latest newsletter. Here’s the January Newsletter.  Meetings: We’ve got a solid schedule of speakers lined up thru May. Please see the list at the bottom of this email … Read more

Newsletter – November 2023

Happy Thanksgiving!   I hope everyone’s got something or someone to be thankful for – I know I do. Here’s our latest newletter: In late-breaking news – per KAALTv: The Winona County District Court affirmed the Winona County Board of Adjustment’s decision to deny a variance request to Daley Farm, one of the area’s largest feedlots. Hiawatha … Read more

Newsletter – October 2023

Here’s a link to this month’s newsletter. Join us November 6th at 125 Live in Rochester for our monthly chapter meeting. Amber Taylor will talk about the MNTU Education efforts including Trout in the Classroom, and Greg Goodnow will demonstrate a useful knot for those just getting into fly fishing (and if you’re not already … Read more

Newsletter – September 2023

Yesterday – freed from the usual workday constraints, I was able to get down to Wisel Creek in Fillmore County, to fish a stream improvement project that’s had several years to mature.  Prior to the project, the stream had high, eroding banks and in some spots, multiple channels.  The project plan included sloping the banks … Read more

Newsletter – August 2023

Hope you’re all staying cool out there. Our next Chapter Meeting will be September 11th, 7pm at 125Live in Rochester. Dustan Hoffman (MNDNR) and Dr. Jennifer Biederman (MNTU’s Statewide Habitat Program Director) will fill us in on the what, where, when and whys of stream restoration this year and next. 125Live is at 125 Elton … Read more