Category Archives: Conservation

In Three Years: Walleye Numbers Double in Clark Fork Delta/Lake Pend Orielle

I did a little fly fishing for walleye this summer, including a week-long trip to Ontario for just that purpose; I can’t say they are my new go-to specie. In fact, I failed rather miserably in catching any good size … Continue reading

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Major Trout Decline in Idaho’s South Fork Snake River

Idaho’s South Fork Snake is one of my favorite rivers, a place where you can hammer up to 50 native cutthroats a day when the fishing is good, and it’s also a place where you have a legitimate shot at … Continue reading

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Tongass transition out of old-growth logging stalled

As all of you probably know by now, southeast Alaska and the Tongass National Forest are part of my soul. I love the area and hope that all of its best attributes can be protected. Unfortunately, here’s some new words … Continue reading

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Steelhead Essay Contest

Hey scribes, here’s a great way to see where you stand with your literary skills, but you better hone that pencil tip soon. That’s because Trout Unlimited just launched a writing contest about wild steelhead with entries due November 11. … Continue reading

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Bair’s Lodge for Big Winter Bonefish

This January, Bair’s Lodge is teaming with The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust for 4 days of catching, tagging, and releasing a goal of 1,000 bonefish in the name of good fun and critical saltwater science. Target big winter bones

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Natives in Yellowstone

I penned this piece for the Upfront Notes section of Fly Rod & Reel and thought I would share it with you here, hoping to open this up for tactful discussion. Give it a read and let me know where … Continue reading

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Alberta, Canada Bans Commercial Fishing

I think this piece is particularly interesting since we have commercial fishing going on at Flathead Lake in Montana, and it serves the same market as Alberta did. This is probably good news for the folks at Mountain Lake Fisheries … Continue reading

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This Sucks! Tongass Old Growth Being Slashed

I was perusing Trout Unlimited’s Web site today and saw this mention from Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska, which is one of my favorite places, if not my favorite place, on earth. Unfortunately, logging operations have as much … Continue reading

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Anglers Banned From British Columbia’s Skeena River

The news isn’t good out of British Columbia as a recent court ruling gave the Gitxsan Treaty Society the ability to do whatever they want with pieces of land along the Skeena River, which is one of the best places … Continue reading

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EPA’S Preliminary Decision on Bristol Bay—Commendable

Here’s a quick update on the state of Bristol Bay and our ongoing fight against a massive mine that threatens the future of our most important salmon rivers. Hunting and Angling Community Commends EPA on Use of Clean Water Act … Continue reading

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