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My fly landed right in the center of the pocket, which was perfect for how small it was. The tiny splash sent a quick shock to the otherwise calm water, and a nice size fish came charging out to eat. I set right as its mouth closed and watched my rod bend until he was finally in the net.
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON June 16, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Fishing derby pulls in kids
The return of the Gila trout to recreational waters has been nothing short of amazing. As recently as five years ago, the USFW service was able to successfully spawn and rear only about 10,000 fish a year, but because of the hard work by many dedicated employees and the efforts of the Gila [ READ MORE... ]
This creek is home to the Apache trout, one of the more rare species of trout in the world. These trout are only found in the White Mountain lakes or streams. At one time, Apache trout were plentiful, inhabiting around 820 stream miles, but they declined until, in the 1950s, their range was [ READ MORE... ]
The challenge sounded like fun and a great way to get into some creeks we have not yet explored. The only thing I thought would make the the challenge a little more interesting would be doing it in five days. That would mean we would have to fish a different stream each day in different locations [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON June 6, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Why forest planning matters
What I like best about the new rule is its demand for transparency and consistent public involvement throughout the planning process. Also exciting is the fact that sustainable recreation will be an important component of revised forest plans. Secretary Vlisack’s vision for the future acknowledges [ READ MORE... ]
The Gila Trout Award, which recognizes outstanding individual achievement, cited Terry’s “remarkable work with Rio Grande cutthroat trout and his contributions towards public education and protection/proliferation of the species,” and praised Terry’s “strong working relationships” with a variety [ READ MORE... ]
Trout Unlimited’s senior water policy adviser, Laura Ziemer, continued the theme of collaboration in her testimony before the committee. Her message: throughout the West, partners are coming together to find pragmatic, innovative solutions to water scarcity challenges at a variety of scales.
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... ]