Voices from the River: Steelhead

Outgoing president of the Southcentral Alaska TU Chapter, Shannon Carroll, waiting for the tug of a steelhead. By Eric Booton I tossed and turned all night. The image of the chrome sides of that fish on it’s first jump forever etched on my brain and I fear, doomed to haunt me until I get redemption. … Read more

Voices from the River: Honor your hero

A front-line warning sign on Peleliu during World War II. By Chris Hunt My grandfather was an old man the last time we fished together on Robinson Creek, not far from where it leaves the boundary of Yellowstone National Park and flows into Idaho at the depths of a thigh-busting canyon. We’d walked in from … Read more

Voices from the River: Go East, Young Man

Fish like this stout wild Pennsylvania brown trout have helped TU staffer Chad Chorney’s transition from the West to the East. By R. Chad Chorney “What? You’re moving from Idaho to Pennsylvania? Why would you ever do that?” I can’t tell you how many times I received that reaction from friends and colleagues when I … Read more

Voices from the River: Alone

By Chris Hunt Sometimes, being by yourself is all the company you need. Stretched out in a camp chair in the night-time chill of the high desert, the crackle of a small fire and the enthusiastic yips from a family of coyotes break the wild silence. The full moon is about to appear over the … Read more

Voices from the River: Urban fish

By Mark Taylor Scenic and peaceful, this place was not. We were walking on the shoulder of a busy highway in Eastern Pennsylvania, Joe Baylog leading the way. We were in the area working on a film project on TU’s work with the state’s Unassessed Waters Initiative. Baylog, president the Forks of the Delaware chapter, … Read more