It doesn’t take much time spent in Alaska’s largest city to see that Anchorage is a growing hub for women who are taking charge and leading others in the fly fishing community.
About Jenny Weis
An early-morning scroll through my twitter feed woke me up much faster than the first couple sips I’d had on my coffee.
Goals Trout Unlimited’s Pioneer Pump Exchange Project improves instream flow in the lower Wenatchee River to improve passage and decrease critical temperature barriers at the confluence with the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers. The Wenatchee River is home to a variety of salmon and trout including Upper Columbia Spring Chinook, steelhead, and bull trout. Instream flow, water … Read more
We are officially half way through the Army Corps of Engineers’ 90-day public comment period on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Pebble mine and it is clear that Alaskans are not impressed.
By Jenny Weis A good peanut butter and jelly sandwich should ooze a little when you squish it. It needs quality ingredients and, this part is often overlooked, equal parts PB to J that both go all the way to the edge of the bread, goshdarnit. I am not personally opposed to the addition of other … Read more
Bill Wayman (USFWS) demonstrating how to cryopreserve milt to the Kokanee Supplementation Group. Bill is showing how to handle the Dewar and the technique to properly freeze milt. By David Kyle Trout Unlimited is involved in some pretty cool species conservation work in Washington. Lake Sammamish Kokanee (non-anadromous sockeye salmon) are a unique species which, … Read more
Damage from the Nov. 30, 7.0 magnitude earthquake on the highway exit ramp nearest to the Trout Unlimited office in Anchorage. By Jenny Weis I found myself still tip-toeing around my house Saturday morning as I cleaned broken glass and straightened bookshelves, over 24 hours after the 7.0 earthquake that rattled Anchorage last Friday. I … Read more
Chulitna River. Photo by Laura Bartholomae By Jenny Weis For those of us in this community who fly fish with any regularity, it’s safe to say we’re pretty lucky. To go fishing is to set aside a few hours just for fun. It’s for breathing fresh air. For taking advantage of clean rivers, access to … Read more
Photo: Pat Ford By: Nelli Williams Dear Alaska angler: Some of you might be wondering, how did the results of Tuesday’s election change our ability to protect Bristol Bay and the places around Alaska that we love to hunt and fish. First, Alaskans elected a Governor for whom Pebble’s CEO himself campaigned. Thankfully, Pebble has always been an … Read more
The author’s son getting a rowing lesson on Alaska’s Skilak Lake. Photo by Nelli Williams. By Nelli Williams Rivers bring people together. Some of my fondest friend-filled memories are on the river. Where we’ve laughed til our cheeks hurt—even years later— over the chaos in the boat when that first fish hit; or enjoyed a … Read more