Drew YoungeDyke

  • Conservation

    Trout in the Suburbs

    Michigan habitat work transforms stream in southeast corner of the state into a trout haven for a big population center.

    Group of people wearing waders stands in a stream

    Paint Creek restoration highlights chapter partnership potential in metro Detroit.  “It’s hard to believe there’s a trout stream 10 feet from this road,” remarked Joe Bruce, conservation committee chair for the Vanguard Chapter of Trout Unlimited. “It’s pretty unique.”  We stood at a crosswalk waiting for heavy traffic crossing a bridge over Paint Creek in…

  • Advocacy

    A Monumental Win for Fishing and Hunting

    Silhouette of man fishing

    New report details how National Monuments support access, opportunity and economy of hunting and fishing. In a new report, National Monuments: A Hunting and Fishing Perspective, 25 groups and businesses – championed by Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership – evaluated hunting and fishing opportunity, as well as the…

  • Fishing

    Fly-Fishing for Warmwater Fish in the Summer Heat

    A fish in a net with a red fly in it's mouth

    Northern Pike, Bass, Bluegill, and other warmwater fish are great fly alternatives when trout need a break. The little headwater stream to a wild native brook trout river in the western Upper Peninsula seemed like a perfect place to find little brookies and no other people. I drove a tangle of muddy logging roads after…

  • Advocacy

    TU Goes to The Hill for Abandoned Mine Cleanup

    Chris Wood sits at a table speaking into a microphone

    Trout Unlimited CEO Chris Wood testifies in favor of community reclamation legislation to facilitate abandoned mine cleanup. This week, Trout Unlimited President and CEO Chris Wood testified in favor of the proposed Community Reclamation Partnerships Act to facilitate cleanup of abandoned mines by community reclaimers, also known as “Good Samaritans,” in the Mining and Natural…