New Zealand Mudsnails found in Spring Creek in Centre County PA
New Zealand Mudsnails were recently discovered in Spring Creek, one of PA's finest limestone creeks. http://fishandboat.com/newsreleases/2013press/new-zealand-mudsnail.htm NZMS infestations can grow to densities of as many as 400,000 per square meter, and at these concentrations, they cause major [ READ MORE... ]
Photo by prarierivers.org Industrial-sized hog farms are coming to Arkansas. The first is now operating near the Buffalo National River in Newton County. A Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) is a method of mass-producing meat by confining large numbers of animals to small spaces. The C [ READ MORE... ]
Posted in Fishing from a Canoe or Kayack, Big Browns!, West of The Rockies, Photographers, Greater Yellowstone Area, Backcountry, Beginners' Corner, Outdoor Communicators
By Chris Hunt If you fish these days, and you're a die-hard catch-and-release angler, chances are, you capture the memoies of your trophies in megapixels. And, with the relatively affordable digital cameras on the market today, there's no reason you shouldn't. But are you taking the best [ READ MORE... ]
Posted in Stream Ambassadors, Veterans Service Partnership, Big Browns!, Conservation, West of The Rockies, Greater Yellowstone Area, Backcountry, Trout Magazine, Climate Change
A little over a year ago, Marc Payne won an essay contest for the right to join TU on a blogger tour of Yellowstone National Park, where he helped remove non-native lake trout from Yellowstone Lake and learn more about how invasive species are threatening the native cutthroat trout and grayling of [ READ MORE... ]
Posted in Stream Ambassadors, Big Browns!, Conservation, West of The Rockies, Fly Tying, Backcountry, Trout Magazine, Climate Change
Video of Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Jimmy Kimmel Live PART 1 Jimmy Kimmel's wife must have raised an eyebrow last week when her husband interviewed comedic actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and the conversation turned to fly fishing. Kimmel uttered the phrase, "It's really the only thing I care about .. [ READ MORE... ]
Posted in Big Browns!, Conservation, West of The Rockies, Fly Tying, Greater Yellowstone Area, Backcountry, Trout Magazine, Beginners' Corner
I fish a lot. Not as much some, but more than most, and while I love a good tale about the salmonfly hatch on the Henry's Fork or the Hex hatch up in Michigan, nothing quite gets me going like 'hopper season. Say what you will about the blue-winged olives of the fall or the sqwalas of the [ READ MORE... ]
Posted in Stream Ambassadors, Veterans Service Partnership, Fishing from a Canoe or Kayack, Big Browns!, Conservation, West of The Rockies, Photographers, Colorado TU, Fly Tying, Greater Yellowstone Area, Backcountry, Trout Magazine, Southeast Alaska, Climate Change
If you're an avid fly fisher... a wannabe fish bum... and you haven't seen the suite of Costa films yet, here's your chance. Through July, Costa and its sponsor Budweiser are taking the renowned films "GeoFish" and "Jungle Fish," as well as it's series, "The Take," on the road to craft breweries [ READ MORE... ]
Poor mice! Toss a big deer hair mouse on the water, make it skitter and skim and all the sudden an explosion of water. Big browns love the dark. Get out on the Farmington after hours for your best shot at a 20-30-inch fish.
What do you get when you mix big articulated streamers, a new moon and the Farmington River? Big browns on the prowl. Night fishing at its best, as Chris shows here.
I guess we'll have to qualify what counts as a "big brown" but I thought this shot was just too good to leave out. At around 16 inches, this guy gave a good fight and posed for some glamour shots.