The Wild Trout section of the Truckee River offers trophy browns and 'bows -- and plenty of skunk days.
By Dave Lass
“I got skunked.”
This is a common refrain from those fishing the Wild Trout section of the Truckee River between the Town of Truckee and the California-Nevada border.
Believe me,... [ READ MORE... ]
California legislators cast for native trout and salmon at 2014 Casting Call.
By late morning yesterday, it was a blistering 95 degrees on the North Lawn of California’s State Capitol in Sacramento. But half a dozen state legislators braved the heat to join Trout Unlimited and California Trout for... [ READ MORE... ]
By Brian Johnson
Yesterday, the United States Senate held a hearing on the Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act of 2014 (S. 2379). Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, one of the bill’s sponsors, proclaimed the legislation “a better way forward” and “a new model for managing our... [ READ MORE... ]
Mikey Wier hoists a hefty brown from the "New Zealand" reach of the Truckee River.
By Dave Lass
Sixty-three tributaries enter Lake Tahoe and only one flows out - the Truckee River. As the Truckee exits the largest alpine lake in the country, it takes on a much different character.
The first 1,000... [ READ MORE... ]
10 year old lands nice Klamath River steelhead. Photo courtesy Craig Nielson/Shasta Trout
The third most productive river for salmon on the West Coast has, for much of the last century, been one of the most distressed rivers in North America. But today, thanks to the leadership of Senators Wyden... [ READ MORE... ]
TU's Brian Hines (L) accepts the 2014 Director's Achievement Award from Eric Larson, Region 3 Program Manager for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
On Saturday, May 17, 2014, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife awarded TU's Redwood Empire chapter the 2014 Director's... [ READ MORE... ]
TU's South Coast Chapter president Bob Blankenship helps search for southern steelhead in the lower Los Angeles River.
This weekend's edition of the Los Angeles Times featured a terrific story by ace reporter Louis Sahagun on the search for southern California steelhead in the lower Los Angeles... [ READ MORE... ]
By Dave Lass
It’s hard to imagine that a major river in the western United States, flowing next to an interstate highway for much of its length, and sporting an amazing population of trophy-class wild trout, would fly under the radar for many anglers.
But so it goes for the Truckee River.
I’ve... [ READ MORE... ]
There was suprisingly little debris for such a busy area. We picked up what we could find and that amounted to about 4 full size garbage bags.
The pick of the day was a large warning buoy that we winched back up the hill with two pickup trucks.
I would like to thank those that made it, as well... [ READ MORE... ]
By Steve Thao
The San Joaquin River is California's second longest. It's also a river in recovery.
Construction of Friant Dam near Fresno in the 1940s dramatically altered the San Joaquin and killed its hearty runs of salmon and steelhead. Today, however, long-dead stretches of the river are coming... [ READ MORE... ]