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Headlines: June 7, 2010

BP Spews Toxic BullLondon—”The toxic bullshit, which began to spew from the mouths of BP executives shortly after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April, has completely devastated the Gulf region, delaying cleanup efforts, affecting thousands of jobs, and endangering the lives of all nearby wildlife.”Source Link What About Tarpon?Gulf of Mexico—In…

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What About Tarpon?

Gulf of Mexico—In response to the question, “How will the oil spill impact tarpon?” fisheries experts are drawing blanks. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTU) says, “There are a lot of potential problems, including: impacts on spawning; effects of toxins on eggs and larvae; disruption of migrations; disruptions of feeding… disruptions of the food web; oil…

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Ask Not What Your Trade Show Can Do For You, But What You Can Do For Your Trade Show

Fellow Flyfishermen, With the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show (IFTD), now only three months away (September 9-11), I thought I would take a moment to encourage all of you to attend. Why? Because attending will help you, it will help your business, and it will help the flyfishing industry as a whole. While not perfect,…

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Headlines: May 30 2010

Hard Time A San Francisco real estate developer who was sentenced earlier this week for tax evasion has been given a second federal prison term in a separate case for poaching protected steelhead trout. Luke Brugnara, 46, will serve the two sentences concurrently, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Jack Gillund. In the more recent sentencing, Brugnara…

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Hard Time

A San Francisco real estate developer who was sentenced earlier this week for tax evasion has been given a second federal prison term in a separate case for poaching protected steelhead trout. Luke Brugnara, 46, will serve the two sentences concurrently, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Jack Gillund. In the more recent sentencing, Brugnara was…

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Headlines: May 27 2010

Farm vs FishIn the ongoing Delta water rights fight, Federal Judge, Oliver Wanger lifts limits on restrictions pumping California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta waters to  farmland and cities in a five hour hearing on Tuesday. While the Southern and Central state agribusiness, water districts, and users rejoice, the environmentalist and fishermen are dismayed with the ruling. Source Link

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Farm vs Fish

In the ongoing Delta water rights fight, Federal Judge, Oliver Wanger lifts limits on restrictions pumping California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta waters to  farmland and cities in a five hour hearing on Tuesday. While the Southern and Central state agribusiness, water districts, and users rejoice,

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Headlines: May 25, 2010

Less Toxic Please.The Environmental Protection Agency directed BP PLC on Thursday to use a less toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, one of several steps the government took to crack down on the oil giant. The moves come amid a growing sense of frustration with the…

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Less Toxic Please.

The Environmental Protection Agency directed BP PLC on Thursday to use a less toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, one of several steps the government took to crack down on the oil giant. The moves come amid a growing sense of frustration with the company’s failure…

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Columbia Basin Salmon

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Obama administration has made no major changes to a plan to protect endangered wild salmon runs in the Columbia River Basin, dismaying salmon advocates who say they expected more. The government on Thursday submitted revisions for a 2008 Bush-era biological plan to U.S. District Judge James Redden in Portland. Redden said…

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Headlines: May 22 2010

 Columbia Basin SalmonPORTLAND, Ore. — The Obama administration has made no major changes to a plan to protect endangered wild salmon runs in the Columbia River Basin, dismaying salmon advocates who say they expected more. The government on Thursday submitted revisions for a 2008 Bush-era biological plan to U.S. District Judge James Redden in Portland. Redden said…

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DEP Monitors Gulf Disaster

Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection has a new website designed to continuously update the public with the latest information on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. “The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been designated the lead state agency for responding to potential impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill along Florida’s shoreline.

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Bonefish Trackers

BTT’s Bahamas Bonefish Tagging Program is reporting its first recapture. A 19.1-inch bonefish, tagged by guide Buddy and Cindy Pinder in the Southern Marls of Abaco in August 2009, was recaptured on May 14, 2010 by guide Robin Albury. Hundreds of bonefish have been tagged in Abaco so far.

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Headlines: May 21, 2010

Bonefish TrackersBTT’s Bahamas Bonefish Tagging Program is reporting its first recapture. A 19.1-inch bonefish, tagged by guide Buddy and Cindy Pinder in the Southern Marls of Abaco in August 2009, was recaptured on May 14, 2010 by guide Robin Albury. Hundreds of bonefish have been tagged in Abaco so far. More recaptures will build a…

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Michigan-Fire

Headlines: May 20, 2010

Fires Stoke Lower Peninsula FearsMichigan fire crews are battling two wildfires threatening areas around some of Michigan’s best trout fishing areas. True North Trout reports that the larger of the two fires, the Meridian Boundary fire, is contained but not under control. According to Michigan DNR, the fire has burned approximately 7,520 acres in an area adjoining the South Branch…

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Making Flyfishing Less Boring

Breaking Bad has quickly become one of our favorite, wickedly entertaining dramas on AMC. Turns out ol’ Uncle Hank shares a serious hankering for flyfishing, too. From Hank’s Blog: “This one time, Uncle Hank took me fishing. I know, we live in Albuquerque—where can you fish here? Well, there’s lots of places: Jemez, Pecos. Anyway,…

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Headlines: May 19, 2010

Obama’s Salmon Plan (Pending)On May 20, the Obama administration is slated to release its revised salmon and steelhead plan for the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Based on signals from fed agencies over the past three months, this “new” plan may look disappointingly like George W’s old plan, about which U.S. District Court Judge James Redden,…

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Swinging for the Fishes

Swinging for the FishesIntrepid contributing editor/tequila connoisseur Will Rice blogs about a recent soggy weekend on the river. “I had walked for over a mile in the drizzling rain. I didn’t know exactly what I was looking for. The sky was overcast and the low hanging clouds moved through the mountains on either side like specters.…

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North Park—Getting Drilled

Over the protests of conservation groups, federal land managers moved to open 11,160 acres of North Park for gas and oil drilling. According to the Denver Post, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management—despite vows to emphasize conservation—decided the nation’s need for domestic oil justified the decision.