Wild Fish Works

Fresh from the lens of current Drake cover contributor Russ Schnitzer, Wild Fish Works explores the importance of native salmon and steelhead runs as they pertain to social, cultural, and economic connections up and down the Oregon coast. Check out the teaser and stay tuned for a full-length feature slated to drop soon. Watch it “Over the…


Snapshot: Everglades

In his new book Everglades: America’s Wetland, award-winning conservation photographer Mac Stone showcases the natural beauty and resilience of the largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S. In this behind-the-scenes vid, we see what it takes to capture the hard-earned cover image in a place where nature doesn’t always care to cooperate. “There is hardly a bird more…


Sugarloaf Showdown

Keep Keys guides keeping on, and throw down for bonefish, barracuda, and permit at the catch-and-release Sugarloaf Showdown at Sugarloaf Marina on Nov. 13 to 15, 2014. The inshore tourney, hosted by the Lower Keys Guides Association, is a fundraiser for the Guides Trust Foundation. The trust provides emergency means for fishing guides in the…

It’s not all about the Gorge and Black Canyon

The Other Gunnison River

MENTION THAT YOU’RE PLANNING A TRIP to Colorado’s Gunnison River, and a likely response will be something like, “Oh, cool—are you fishing Black Canyon or floating the Gorge?” Which makes perfect sense. After all, between the famed salmonfly hatch and national park status of Black Canyon, and the horse-pack/ rafting reputation of Gunny Gorge, it’s…


‘Frankenfish’ Fail

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill this week banning commercial production of genetically modified, hormone-juiced salmon. AB 504, authored by Assemblyman Wes Chesbro, D-Arcata, prohibits the spawning or cultivating of “transgenic salmonids” in the Pacific Ocean to all waters of the state. The hatchery production and stocking of such fish is also off-limits. “The…

Norway all day

Norway All Day

Atlantic salmon on central Norway’s Lærdalselva River pick up the pieces after a hard-fought battle with the aquatic parasite known as Gyrodactylus salaris. In this HD edit, several dudes sample the reopened fishery… and torture our eardrums with an outrageous Riverdance soundtrack. Check out Salmonfishing Lærdalselvi by Neteland Productions. Read More


No Botox at NPS’s 98th

From Yellowstone and Grand Teton to Glacier, Olympic, Everglades, and beyond, today all of the country’s 401 national parks have waived entrance fees in celebration of the National Park Service’s 98th birthday. Formed on August 25, 1916, by President Woodrow Wilson, the NPS serves a mission to protect and preserve America’s historic beauty and heritage. And…