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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.
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON February 24, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Winter is for fly-tying
When an angler is tying their own fly, it allows their imagination to run wild. There are countless numbers of patterns in the world and this allows tiers to try something that probably can’t be found in a local fly shop. It also provides tiers opportunities to learn more about the entomology of [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON February 24, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Why snowpack matters to trout
Next time you’re stuck in traffic due to a snowstorm and the stress levels are rising, keep in mind that the snow is good for our waters and trout. The higher levels of snowpack mean higher watershed levels and lower water temperatures, leading to higher levels of dissolved oxygen—making bugs and [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON February 19, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Happy Birthday, Browns Canyon NM
It's good to know that this amazing landscape will be preserved in its present state for future generations of anglers, hikers, hunters, rafters, campers, and families. And it's gratifying that Trout Unlimited and its partners played a major role in getting this new national monument across the [ READ MORE... ]