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Trout Unlimited, Mountain Studies Institute and partners today announced plans for a multi-year monitoring of the Animas River in southwest Colorado to gauge the overall health of the Animas River and whether the Gold King Mine spill in 2015 is impacting aquatic health in the world-class trout [ READ MORE... ]
Winds are usually a fly caster's worst nightmare--they usually lead to chapped lips and knots--but but not all winds are bad. Recently in Washington, D.C., there has been a positive wind of change blowing, in the form of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act.
“It’s about access,” said Tyler Baskfield, TU's Colorado Sportsmen's Coordinator, in a release. “Colorado is fortunate enough to have millions of acres of public lands for hunters and anglers to explore—and sportsmen and women deeply appreciate the opportunity these lands provide for outdoor [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON April 29, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Bringing back Lees Ferry
Today, the Lees Ferry trout fishery, while still good, is a shadow of its former self. Arizona Trout Unlimited and other partners would like to bring the fishery back to some semblance of its glory days. Joe Miller of TU’s Arizona Council says managing flows from Glen Canyon dam is a key. “The [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON April 27, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Big T fish kill: Not again
TU executive director David Nickum said that TU has a number of questions about the spill. “What mistakes or human failures caused the accident? What best practices were in place during construction to prevent a major spill like this into prime trout habitat? And what procedures or guidelines need [ READ MORE... ]
“We can do more by working together—the conference is a great opportunity to take a pulse check on our current recovery strategy and adapt to new challenges,” said Jack Williams, senior scientist for Trout Unlimited, in a release. “Southwest native trout are survivors—but today, they’re facing a [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON April 1, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
FlyGals get women into fishing
Fear of the unknown and lack of fly-fishing opportunities have been issues in the past. Some women have tried to learn the sport from their male friends, partners or spouses, and this has often caused tensions in these personal relationships. Hiring guides and taking lessons from commercial [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON March 25, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
A family goes wild in Arizona
Hiking back to the car, we brought nothing but smiles.Gila trout are only found in Arizona and New Mexico, which makes it even more of a treat to experience them in your net. Our ride home was much more relaxing and spent talking about all of the fish we caught and the ones we missed.
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON March 10, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Turning corner at Kerber Creek
In 2012, TU was able to partner with the Wagner family, one of the largest landowners in the watershed, to begin treating over 36 acres of mine tailings. In the past four years, 25 of the 36 acres of mine tailings have been treated, and several miles of stream have been improved on the Wagner [ READ MORE... ]
The benefit of all this diversity is dispersal of risk—in simple terms, Klamath River steelhead put their eggs into a relatively large number of baskets, and in doing so, stabilize the population over the long term.