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Above: Dave Lass cradles a gift from the "Holy Trinity." Among the better excuses for going fishing is to celebrate a birthday. One’s own, of course. But also your father-in-law’s, the 4th of July, Christmas, Rutherford B. Hayes’s, and your yet-to-be-born nephew’s. The point is that you can use “ [ READ MORE... ]
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Above: Rob Masonis, founder of the Wild Steelhead Initiative and Wild Steelheaders United   By Rob Masonis Darn lucky. That is what I consider myself for having been able to make a living for more than two decades protecting and restoring the great steelhead and salmon rivers of the Pacific [ READ MORE... ]
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Fishing Saltery Bay. Photo courtesy of Jed & Joanie McBeen This essay is part of an ongoing blog series on the Tongass National Forest, featuring the healthy & productive waters of the "Tongass 77." If you are interested in learning more, please see the intro page and other posts by [ READ MORE... ]
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Pictured: Salmon Lake by Justin Koller This essay is part of an ongoing blog series on the Tongass National Forest, featuring the healthy & productive waters of the "Tongass 77." If you are interested in learning more, please see the intro page and other posts by clicking here. By: Mark [ READ MORE... ]
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  By Steve Moyer The Hon. Rob Bishop, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, one of the most important committees in Congress for trout and salmon conservation and sportsmen’s issues, has had a lot to say about the Land and Water Conservation Fund reauthorization this year. Yesterday, [ READ MORE... ]
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This essay is part of an ongoing blog series on the Tongass National Forest, featuring the healthy & productive waters of the "Tongass 77." If you are interested in learning more, please see the intro page and other posts by clicking here.   Photos and essay by Roger Harding   I know the term [ READ MORE... ]
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Record summer heat and an ongoing drought make for tough conditions for our country's trout and salmon. By Jack Williams The summer of 2015 was a hot one by almost any measure. According to NOAA, July was the warmest month since record-keeping began in 1880 and was 1.46 degrees Farenheit above the [ READ MORE... ]
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It turns out that most steelhead anglers, despite our reputation, actually agree on a lot of things. Today, Trout Unlimited released the results of an extensive poll of more than 630 active steelhead anglers in California, Oregon and Washington that reveals broad support for wild steelhead [ READ MORE... ]
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(Photo by Matt Smythe) By MARK HIERONYMUS Sept. 23 marked the official end of summer and the beginning of fall, but in Southeast Alaska words like “summer” and “fall” are less about the calendar and more about the level of activity. While fall is the cooling off period, summers full of salmon bring [ READ MORE... ]
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Trout Unlimited's John McMillan got a chance to talk steelhead with Seattle's King 5 network this week. At the top of his list was a proposal that will designate certain rivers in the Puget Sound area as gene banks - rivers that will be managed for wild fish without the addition of hatchery plants [ READ MORE... ]
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