It's been a century. A full hundred years and then some since some of these waters have seen fish. Not all - but some. Some fish have been returning to the Lemhi Valley in sporadic numbers for years. But some places have not seen a salmon since the early 1900s. And now, they return - as though the [ READ MORE... ]
The river is going out. Big time. Sure, it’s been raining since the helicopter dropped us off six days ago, but only enough to ensure that everything we own is wet. A week of soggy sleeping bags and wrinkled fingers isn’t so bad when the river’s green.
Fish in the Crooked River had a win in Oregon this week. With unanimous support, a bill passed that provides for releases of previously unallocated water to benefit the downstream fishery You’re reading that right: Unallocated water. For fish. In the West.
Editor's note: This piece comes to us from Jason Rolfe and was one of five finalists in the Be Steelheaded essay contest. Rolfe lives in Seattle with his fiancee and their three pets. He recently left a job in education to pursue interests in conservation and flyfishing. See more of his work at [ READ MORE... ]
Editor’s note: Happy Trout Tuesday! This is part of an ongoing series looking at an incredible and underloved species of fish - the interior redband trout - and a recently signed Conservation Agreement that will promote conservation of the species across six states. As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife [ READ MORE... ]
You’ve probably noticed winters aren’t as cold and don’t produce as much snow as yesteryear. Most climate forecasts predict our region’s winters will continue warming with more precipitation falling as rain instead of snow. Less snow in the winter means less water in the rivers during the summer [ READ MORE... ]
Congratulations to Dick Cass who won the Be Steelheaded essay contest and with is $1,000 and a place in TROUT magazine. Cass is a TU life member and lives, writes and fishes in the great state of Maine where, unfortunately, any steelhead population is a long cast away. He is the author of a book [ READ MORE... ]
Editors note: Today, Trout Unlimited is launching the Wild Steelhead Initiative and Wild Steelheaders United, an ambitious project to restore wild steelhead to their native range. Join us at wildsteelheaders.org.
From our vantage here at Trout Unlimited, this project represents the culmination of years of negotiations and is the result of a complex web of water rights, political, and cultural change that will result in both improved operations and infrastructure for local water users and more flow and [ READ MORE... ]
Three Wyomingites will be inducted into the Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame Oct. 18 at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody sponsored by Wyoming Wildlife-The Foundation, a component fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation.