Show 1: Pine Creek, PA
The freestone mountain streams of central Pennsylvania hold some of the finest brook trout habitat on the planet, but drainage from abandoned mines is a huge threat. Frank discovers what TU is doing to combat that threat.
Show 2: Musconetcong River, NJ
The “Musky,” as it’s locally known, is historically important for both trout and people. Frank fishes this gem and attends the removal of an old mill dam.
Show 3: Upper Potomac Watershed, WV
The Potomac River ultimately flows through some of the most populated sections of the U.S., but its headwaters are crucial trout habitat. Frank fishes these upper reaches and checks out some hands-on TU work being done there.
Show 4: Milltown Dam, MT
100 years after the confluence of the Blackfoot and Clark Fork rivers was bottled up by a power dam, the two rivers are flowing freely once again. Frank fishes the Clark Fork and gets the low-down on the dam removal.
Show 5: Wyoming Cuttslam
The Wyoming Range is under threat from oil and gas development. To help showcase this untamed wild zone, the sate—with TU’s help—developed the Wyoming Cuttslam, which challenges anglers to catch all four cutthroat species found in the state. Will Frank rise to the challenge?
Show 6: Henry’s Fork River, ID
One of the most fabled of all trout rivers, the Henry’s Fork remains the focus for efforts to improve fish passage and water flows. Frank gets the scoop on those efforts and teams up with some Henry’s Fork legends on the water.
Show 7: McCloud River, CA
Bottled-water companies once had no problem drawing their product from anywhere they chose. That’s no longer the case, in part due to the resistance put up by those devoted to this incredibly beautiful watershed.
Show 8: Little Truckee River, CA
ORV (off-road vehicle) use has exploded across the West in the past few decades. While nobody is against having fun, TU holds that it should come at the expense of cold watersheds. After fishing the amazing Little Truckee, Frank couldn’t agree more.
Show 9: Guadalupe River, TX
An anomaly in the Lone Star state, the Guadalupe is a tailwater fishery that, thanks to the work of hundreds of dedicated TU volunteers, ranks among the best in the country.
Show 10: White & Norfork rivers, AR
A small TU chapter won a big battle against a developer responsible for a major sedimentation event on the Norfork River. Frank gets the details…and catches a fish you will truly
have to see to believe.
Show 11: Little Red River, AR
The Little Red is part of the White River system, a series of tailwater fisheries that grow freakishly large trout. A new TU chapter there has hit the ground running, and Frank entices some big browns via the streamer.
Show 12: PRRS
For 50 years, Trout Unlimited volunteers and staff have gone to bat for coldwater fisheries across the country. This episode highlights the Protect-Reconnect-Restore-Sustain model used to guide all TU efforts.
Show 13: Driftless Area
Offering some of the most prolific trout habitat on the planet, the Driftless Area of the Midwest has seen incredible degradation over the last 150 years. Now, thanks to an effort spearheaded by TU, it’s becoming one of the biggest and most successful coldwater restoration projects ever.
Show 14: Pere Marquette River , MI
Justly known as a streamer fisherman’s nirvana, the Pere Marquette River is a perfect example of the kind of river TU and others want to protect through a massive, multi-state effort in the Great Lakes region. Frank gets the scoop, gets rained on (hard), and gets a few gorgeous brown trout to hand.
Show 15: Au Sable River , MI
Frank takes a trip to where it all began—the banks of Michigan ’s Au Sable River, where Trout Unlimited was founded by a group of anglers 50 years ago. History and fishing collide in this special episode marking a half-century of work from the world’s leading coldwater conservation organization.