Sorry there’s not much new to report, as of late Thursday, the ice has not progressed past the FF Bridge. This doesn’t mean it wont happen in time for the opener, when it goes, it goes fast!
As for the water that is open: Little Black Stonefly Nymphs with an egg dropper would be a good place to start. as the day warms and the river starts getting a little color, go bigger. Even though conditions won’t be the greatest tomorrow, there will still be plenty of fun to be had. Grab some Brats or burgers and a little gas grill and just enjoy the day for what it is: The first day we can fish our beloved Brule River in 2014! good luck out there!