Oregon’s proposed wild steelhead sanctuary named for North Umpqua River angler-in-chief Frank Moore is set to receive a jolt of grassroots support after the bill engineered to give it life sits stalled-out in congress.
Area waters expected to reopen to fishing soon OLYMPIA, WA—Following the stalemate that temporarily closed many Puget Sound fisheries, state and tribal leaders this week shook hands on a deal that should open specific summer salmon seasons for recreational fishing, “within a few weeks.” Co-managers agreed on this year’s Puget Sound salmon seasons after several…Details
In what amounts to a well-played verbal bitchslap, the hactivist group Anonymous has released a video condemning Florida Gov. Rick Scott for not doing enough to prevent Lake Okeechobee discharges from spewing marine life-killing pollutants into the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. The video states the obvious: that Scott’s in bed with Big Sugar and protects…Details
Back to summer basics—check out Dillon Renton, from Renton River Adventures, and Sterling Dillingham, from River Runner Outfitters, fishing for Oregon steelhead with single-hand fly rods and skaters. Filmed By Tyler Orton and Curtis Ciszek. Edited By Curtis Ciszek, @nwsteelheadanglers.
This June marks the kickoff of the Mile High 25—a Colorado-based tourney, where two-man teams target muskie, carp, bass, trout, suckers, splake and more across two days of fishing. The team submitting photo evidence of the most elaborate mixed-bag (from a list of 25 eligible gamefish) takes home the cash.
It’s a time of uncertainty. Unrest grips the rivers as the influence of Sasquatch, iffy weather and foul-smelling waders spreads, but a glimmer of hope remains in the heroic offerings of Petru VIZITIU. As he struggles against the dark might of the enemy, this brave hero may yet awaken the technology needed to forge a…Details
Cohutta Fishing Company’s 2nd Annual Southern Bassapalooza fly tourney kicks off on June 25, 2016, in the bass-y promised land of Cartersville, GA. This year’s lineup? STRIPED BASS – HYBRID BASS – WHITE BASS – SPOTTED BASS- SHOAL BASS- LARGEMOUTH BASS.
Brent and Ashley Hodges own and operate ReelFly Fishing Adventures fly shop and guide service in Canyon Lake, TX. Watch them find their own escape as they float through Devils River State Natural Area in search of bass and solitude. Via Redington’s Find Your Water series.
The team at MOTIVFISHING is about to hit a coveted Wednesday night cable slot as part of Animal Planet’s “Fish or Die” series. A repackaging of their Four Fishermen, Seven Continents theme—Jay Johnson, Thad Robison, Brian Jill, and Chris Owens have found the right formula of stuck-in-the-ditch drama meets bitchin’ fishing. So says the ratings.…Details
Portland, OR—The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon this week scrapped the federal government’s 2014 Columbia Basin salmon biological opinion (salmon plan or BiOp). Judge Michael Simon ruled that the latest plan—like each of its four predecessors—violates the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) and additionally the National Environmental Policy Act.
In the fourth installment of “The Field Coffee Diary” filmmaker Rolf Nylinder navigates stillwater mayflies and a new season. “Summer had arrived at the forest lakes and something beautiful was about to happen.” Let it begin.
TU asks: How did this happen, and how can it be prevented from happening again? DENVER, CO–Trout Unlimited is calling out Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) for its delayed reporting of a construction accident that killed more than 5,600 wild trout on the Big Thompson River near Estes Park on March 7.Details
Winston Rod Company in Twin Bridges, Montana, announced this week that it has acquired Bauer Premium Reel Company of Ashland, Oregon.
Join the Puget Sound anglers determined to pry the lid off a tightly sealed Skagit River steelhead fishery This Saturday, the civil disobedience event known as Occupy Skagit is staging its fourth annual “Wade-In” to protest the continued closure of the Skagit River’s spring catch-and-release steelhead season. Puget Sound winter steelhead were listed as threatened in 2007,…Details
NOAA approves plan to release hatchery steelhead into five Puget Sound rivers this week despite threats to native fish Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) began dumping 500,000 hatchery steelhead smolts into five Puget Sound rivers this week after receiving the go-ahead from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Nooksack, NF Stillaguamish, Wallace,…Details
In the third installment of “The Field Coffee Diary” filmmaker Rolf Nylinder focusses his lens and longings on the Baltic salmon. “It starts deep in the Norwegian salmon fishing culture but leads us to the Swedish rivers,” Nylinder says. “The Baltic Sea is a dark chapter in the history of northern Europe, but the salmon…Details
Utah Stream Access Coalition (USAC) is teaming with Green River guides and a Season 12 Top Chef contender for this June’s Gourmet on the Green fundraiser. So far they’ve gathered 10 top river pros to offer their boats for a day (at $1,000 per boat) to float the Green during prime cicada season. Chef Katie…Details
Jumpstart your Wednesday with impenetrable jungle, preposterous poons, and the words of Joseph Conrad in filmmaker Peter Christensen’s “A Day in Nicaragua”. Via Tapam Lodge, Nicaragua.
I want to share this award with all the indigenous communities around the world. It is time that we recognize your history, and that we protect your indigenous lands from corporate interests and people that are out there to exploit them. It is time that we heard your voice. —Leonardo DiCaprio, Golden Globes, Jan. 10,…Details
In the second installment of “The Field Coffee Diary” filmmaker Rolf Nylinder and friends mission to Fiskonbäcken for midges and big trout. Nylinder says, “I was as always forced by the weather gods to follow their plan. Last year was the warmest one ever on earth, but it was not the warmest spring ever in northern Sweden,…Details
[The Obama administration and California officials are set to announce an agreement to remove four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River, sidestepping Congress to restore its salmon and steelhead fisheries. The move would result in the largest river restoration in U.S. history. A news conference trumpeting the deal will take place today at the Yurok Reservation in…Details
The flashing freeway sign reminded us that high winds had closed I-25 to light and/or high-profile vehicles. This wasn’t a problem for Clyde. Ford built him in 1974 weighing just under 5,000 pounds. Its big-block 460 engine alone weighs more than 700. We weren’t getting blown anywhere. Instead, we were comfortably cruising north riding low…Details
Cleaning a meat slicer requires a certain kind of finesse. It takes concentration, patience, and that funny muscle in your upper forearm. I’m standing awkwardly behind the glass counter at Terri’s Deli in upstate New York, my oddly shaped teenage torso hunched over the slicer. My toothpick arms move carefully back and forth as my fingers get…Details
The battle over rotenone is flaring up in New Mexico. This go round, the state Department of Game & Fish (NMDGF) wants to use rotenone to nix nonnative rainbow and brown trout from 24 miles of Whitewater Creek, on the Gila National Forest, where federally threatened Gila trout once swam in peace. The creek experienced…Details
In the first episode of “The Field Coffee Diary” follow filmmaker Rolf Nylinder and friends Erik, Mattias, Acapulco and the half-god, Patrik Daugaard, on a fishing trip to a valley carved by the legendary mountain creek known as Fiskonbäcken. Says Nylinder, “They say you collect less memories if you bring a camera on a trip.…Details
Author and outdoorsman Jim Harrison passed away on Saturday morning at his home in Patagonia, Ariz. He was 78. The Michigan native spent his recent summers near Livingston, Mont., where on occasion he could be found bellied up at the Murray Bar or casting flies on the Yellowstone River.
The inaugural unfurling took place four years ago in Yellowstone, on Slough Creek’s high meadow reaches. Plush 650-fill down internals provided a cozy bulwark against the still frigid nighttime lows of early spring. Her rugged inflatable underside took the edge off pointy rocks and smothered knobby roots for a comfortable night’s slumber. While her lightweight…Details