Meet the 42 Bristol Bay guides working to stop the proposed Pebble mine from ruining a million dollar economy, a fishing paradise, and a world-class fishery.
Imagine this: Alaska. Wilderness. Strong runs of all five Pacific salmon species. Rainbow trout. Northern pike. Rustic elegance. Great food. Friendly hosts. I have more words to describe Wilderness Place Lodge, but if I could tell you all the great things about this place, it would take a lot more room than we have here. … Read more
Grayling are a tough fish to reintroduce to former habitat. For a long time, it was assumed that once the sailfish of the north winked out of a certain watershed, they were gone for good. Over the last 20 years, though, grayling reintroduction in Montana has shown promise. And, in just the last five years, … Read more
Efforts to fix habitat are as much for people as they are for the planet It’s legislature season in New Mexico, a time I’ve come to abhor for how it represents my species and, perhaps more likely, my deficiencies as a chess player. Sausage making is a circus, spectacular flights of ethical and logical acrobatics … Read more
By Steve Moyer Our Trout Unlimited family lost one of its finest leaders with the passing of Maryland’s Jim Gracie on Feb. 20 in Annapolis. Jim will long be remembered and appreciated for his outstanding volunteer leadership, having served in virtually every major volunteer role, from TU chapter president to president of TU’s national Board. Jim’s home area of Baltimore and surrounding Maryland environs might seem like an unlikely place … Read more
Trout Unlimited had a productive year in New York in 2019. Some of the major accomplishments in the state, by both TU staff and a large group of dedicated TU members/volunteers, are highlighted in a new newsletter. A PDF can be downloaded HERE or a Word document (with live links) can be downloaded HERE. The … Read more
By Kyle Pokorny Anglers creating a list of states to fly fish for wild rainbow trout on pristine streams will not likely consider Missouri as a worthy candidate. However, you would be remiss to leave Missouri off the list entirely. The state of Missouri has within its borders nine Blue Ribbon streams that are home … Read more
Trout Unlimited Alaska is excited to announce Last Cast Lodge (igiugig) as the 2020 Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy host.
The headline was an attention grabber, and the story went viral almost instantly: “Monster Brook Trout Are Spawning on Moosehead Lake’s Shore.” Based on my Facebook feed about half of my angling acquaintances immediately made plans for winter ice fishing or shoreline trolling right after ice out next May. Maine’s Moosehead Lake is legendary. The largest … Read more
In praise of urban trout streams The thought occurred to me while I was fishing under the Highway 20 bridge over the lower Yuba River in California’s Gold Country. To reach the water I had crossed a floodplain so altered by quarrying, mining and off-road vehicles that it more resembled a moonscape than a functional … Read more