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I always look forward to this time of year, when the ice is newly broken off our nearby lakes, the black flies and mosquitos aren’t too ferocious, and the resident fish are extremely hungry. Unfortunately, lake fishing in Alaska often plays second fiddle, and is too often taken for granted, when [ READ MORE... ]
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Salmon – the icon of Alaskan life and culture. Salmon – bright as a new dime, unchanged in millions of years in North America’s wildest waters. Salmon – the keystone of ecosystems from California to Siberia. Salmon – our last link to what was and our best reminder of what still could be… You know [ READ MORE... ]
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By David Kyle What is a kokannee? This is a question I get asked a lot. Kokanee (aka “little redfish”, “silver trout”, “landlocked sockeye”, and “blueback”) are the non-anadromous form of sockeye salmon (O.nerka) and are distributed through the North Pacific.  Kokanee are smaller than their larger [ READ MORE... ]
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By Eric Booton   I couldn’t resist chuckling to myself as I boarded a flight from Anchorage to Los Angeles with my fly rod in hand. I work, live and play in Alaska. The salmon state. The land of 30-inch rainbow trout. Home of seemingly endless fishing options. Yet I, a self described mountain bum, [ READ MORE... ]
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It's that time of year again. Students all over America are releasing the trout they've spent the better part of a school year raising in chilled tanks as a part of Trout Unlimited's Trout in the Classroom program.  TIC is a science-based curriculum that teaches elementary and middle-school [ READ MORE... ]
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By Travis Banta It is safe to say we are a fishing family. Grandpa Lee crossed the Madison River to his favorite fishing hole in an old 1940's era Ford pickup. Grandma Margaret hated that bridge because it was essentially a couple of 2x12 boards and she didn’t like guiding the tires of that old [ READ MORE... ]
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This Bonneville cutthroat represents the first native fish in 50 years to be able to access spawning habitat in the headwaters of Strawberry Creek, a tributary to the Weber River in Northern Utah. Paul Burnett photo. By Paul Burnett For the first time in 50 years, Bonneville cutthroat trout in [ READ MORE... ]
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By Sean McFall   A recent collaboration between Trout Unlimited’s Idaho Water Project and Science Program will help ensure that projected impacts of climate change are incorporated into water resource work in Idaho. While there are many different threats to Idaho’s native fishes, the growing [ READ MORE... ]
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Native Redband trout, Jenny Creek, Cascade Siskiyou National Monument.   Yesterday President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) requiring the Department of the Interior to review all national monuments designated since 1996 which are (a) over 100,000 acres in size; (b) were expanded during that [ READ MORE... ]
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Eric Booton with a nice early season rainbow trout from the Kenai River watershed.  By Austin Williams I had barely stripped the line off my reel to make my first cast when I could feel my phone vibrating from the front pocket of my waders. Rats. Normally, I’d have let the call go, or not even have [ READ MORE... ]
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