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
Oh, to be Brian O’Keefe for a day last summer in western Alaska. O’Keefe served as Todd Moen’s fishing subject in Moen’s new short film, “Alaska Fly Fishing with a Mouse,” that’s been crawling the interwebs with a vengeance over the last few days. And rightly so—the footage of massive Alaskan rainbows erupting beneath mouse … Read more
You may be familiar with the game Taboo. If not, here’s a primer: players take turns drawing cards and trying to get their teammates to say the word on the card by describing what it is without saying that word or a few keywords related to it. I want to share some information about the … Read more
The place you catch a rainbow trout as big as a silver salmon is a place you hold with reverence. A place you plan to someday return.
it’s shaping up to be a busy year ahead in the pursuit to restore salmon runs on the Eklutna River. Here are some standouts from 2019 and what to keep on your radar for 2020.
It’s that time of year again… the annual Fly Fishing Film Tour is likely coming to a theater near you, and the films’ trailers are out and about for general consumption. Here’s one, as an angler and a conservationist, that ought to capture your attention. From Off the Grid Studios, “The Whitewater” captures the passion … Read more
By Rob Catalanotto, Laura Ziemer and Steve Moyer After weeks of negotiations, the US Senate and House recently approved a massive appropriations bill to fund the government through fiscal year 2020. The deal averted a government shutdown, which was set to take effect on December 20 had Congress had not taken decisive action. TU field staff … Read more
Mostly, I felt confident that the U.S. Forest Service would make decisions that benefit, instead of harm, the overall health of fish and wildlife in the Tongass National Forest. That is, until now.
Over the course of the last few weeks, Bristol Bay and Trout Unlimited’s efforts to stop the proposed Pebble mine have found a new ally- Katie Couric.