Ironically, 2020 is “The Year of the Rat.” Given how 2020 has unfolded so far, I actually consider that to be an insult to rats. But we are seeing some lifting of the pandemic fog where I live in Colorado and in many other places around the country—and fishing definitely stands to be affected… for better or worse.
Everything is a little different these days, thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and how and where we fish should be different, too.
That said, fishing can be perfectly safe if we take the right precautions, and we’re encouraging all TU members and supporters to get outside and go fishing, but to do so using wisdom and caution. To that end, we’re inviting everyone, whether they are a TU member or not, to share photos and stories with us that show anglers practicing #ResponsibleRecreation and, in the process, have a chance to win some great prizes from TU
There will be some changes to fishing in Yellowstone this summer, at least at the beginning of the season.
Trout Unlimited, along with a host of conservation partners, today launched the #ReponsibleRecreation campaign, an effort to encourage anglers and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts to get outside and enjoy America’s great outdoors, but to do so wisely and with great caution as the country continues to endure the COVID-19 pandemic.
“When school closed, students expressed concern for the wellbeing of their trout. They were extremely disappointed when they realized that we would not be taking our trip up to Ward Pound Ridge to release them. They had been looking forward to this trip. So were the other 4th grade teachers. It is always the highlight trip of the year. They were very excited on Earth Day to watch the video of the release that you sent us. That made them proud. And there was an overall feeling of relief that they had been safely introduced into their natural habitat. Thank You!!!!” – Ms. Sims, PS 84, Brooklyn
As we seek an ‘out’ to stay-at-home orders, how should anglers fish, and how should guides conduct trips?
Can we safely go fishing during the outbreak? A retired emergency room physician answers the questions we’ve all be asking about the wisdom of hitting the water during these troubling times.
Who will we be when this is all over?
Bri Dostie is sharing coloring pages for families to use during the coronavirus quarantine hoping to keep students learning about the native fish and ecosystems of the country.
Thoughts were racing in my mind the other day when I started to panic about how we were going to keep our small children occupied for an undefined period of time thanks to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. It was then, while looking for flour, I thought of it. An outdoor scavenger hunt should be on our list. Scavenger hunts are simple and have been around for generations. It’s one of life’s classic activities. Find something, write it down and move on to the next item. Adults, kids and even crazy bird dogs can easily find entertainment in a scavenger hunt