Oftentimes, working hard to get to remote fishing areas can help us find less pressured fish. But sometimes we can find great action right under our noses, even if it means we have to put up with some inconveniences, including noise.
In New Mexico, fences protect trout habitat and livestock It feels great to get out again on TU field projects. A few weeks ago, we journeyed to the Gila to take some stream measurements, and last week we went to the northwestern Jemez...
This year I custom fit a stainless, Sunbrella material version from River Sombrero to my drift boat of all things
Looking back, I saw Sweet, who had coyly picked a honey hole on a backwater around a small island I didn’t even notice, who was looking upriver at me and grinning ear to ear. At that moment, I remember thinking he resembled a child showing off his hard work.
Chris Hunt photo. A distinctly tropical experience in a distinctly trouty wonderland Imagine gliding over that stereotypical, crystal-clear Caribbean flat in search of bonefish or permit, your Spanish-speaking guide doing his best to meet you on your side of the...
Chris Hunt photo. In fall of 2019, 13 veteran or active-duty members of the Armed Forces in Alaska congregated in the scenic and quiet community of Cantwell to explore and fish Denali State Park. The all-expense-paid trip was...
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Our good friend Geoff Mueller who’s an author, editor and migratory gear geek is spending the summer living in Dutch John, Utah, perched in his camper above the A section of the Green River. He and his wife Kat who manages Western Rivers Flyfisher and Guide Service are as hardcore as it gets on the fishing and boating front and know a thing or two about gear, so I trust trust them implicitly. When they rave about gear, they know what’s what. Check out Geoff’s thoughts below on Yeti’s “tackle box upgrade” for his boat and their water cooler of choice when living in the desert on one of the most famous trout rivers in the U.S.
Photo courtesy of Fly Out Media TU this week won an important legal argument that helps the organization’s overall case against the backers of the proposed Pebble Mine, and even though the future of the mine is very much in doubt, this decision helps TU and...
How much trouble is it to ask permission to access a choice swimming hole? An Oregon landowner reluctantly posts his property after neighbors repeatedly ignore his requests for a heads up before swimming.
Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. You’d think I was checking the scores on game seven of the World Series, but I wasn’t
Often the top predator in rivers and streams, the coastal cutthroat’s eagerness to bite and acrobatic displays when hooked all make it a highly sought-after catch
If you’re getting some obvious follows on your streamer, but not getting the takes you want, this might be what gets a trout to make that final commitment. It won’t hurt, that’s for sure
Last week I was lucky enough to do my first float down the main stem of the Salmon River in Idaho and was reminded of this little hack I had totally forgotten about. You wanna bring your fancy peppers for topping sandwiches? No problem… A bottle of 12 year old single malt? Cool. Some Milk for your coffee? Easy peasy. Just wrap it up in duct tape.
Trust me… it’s only going to get tougher on the trout this summer, no matter where you are. And if we all work together, try not to make it a numbers game, and tune into the science on best practices, we’ll all be better off in the long run
Cameras have gotten faster, cheaper and a whole lot more powerful. Almost everyone owns a camera or has a very powerful one in their phone and, therefore, everyone can be a photographer
In our family, we had an informal rule about kids fishing on their own—you started out by fishing wet flies downstream, and once you reached a certain age, you got to turn upstream and fish dry flies. It was a tiny, gentle river, really, and there was always an...
Kamil Miłkowski photo via Pixabay. Editor’s note: With more and more people heading to the outdoors in pursuit of safe and healthy recreation, reports of bad behavior are becoming more common. From abandoned campfires to litter, we’re seeing impacts on public lands...
Insider tips for making the most out of national park adventures By The National Park Service Summer is here and many national parks are expecting an especially busy season in 2021. A little trip planning can ensure that your only surprises are happy ones. To...
Blue Smoke that is… There was a time where finding a good meal in a small river town was a challenge. While not a fishing town by trade, Three Forks, Mont., is finding itself in the middle of a recreation boom and among the throngs frequenting the local rivers...
It’s National Fishing and Boating Week across the country. As witnessed by many last year during the height of the pandemic people all across the country turned to the outdoors to provide them with the space they needed to be with their loved ones safely.
I can watch runoff all day long. How about...
Two old friends get together in Salida for one last trout trip By Jim Aylsworth While my dear friend Dick and I would enjoy fishing anywhere together, for this trip we chose to explore the water around Salida, Colo. Upon seeing him at the airport I knew better, but...
With more and more people escaping outside for safe recreation, it’s vital that people understand the impacts they’re having on public lands, not the least of which is the potential for wildfires caused by unattended campfires and careless behavior in the woods. ...
This is Maya. Shortly after she jumped in the river, wrapped around my leader, and thus caused me to lose what I thought was at least a 16-inch brown trout that I had hooked on a dry fly.
It’s easy to suggest to new anglers that they become immediately familiar with the rules and regulations, but it will take time to teach the little things to newbies as they hit the water in greater numbers and frequency
“I HAVE LONG THOUGHT THAT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ASPECTS OF FISHING DON’T ALWAYS INVOLVE THE FISH THEMSELVES as much as they do the wild places an angler experiences, and the interesting people encountered along the way. No doubt, I am still awestruck every time I admire the subtle hues and breathing detail in a wild trout or salmon. But the more I fish, the more I find that when I go home at night, the most vivid images that flash through my mind are of raw mountains and rivers, gnarled trees and faces… scenes both offbeat and inspiring. And my best days are measured more by the amount of minutes or hours I spend looking about—because I cannot help myself—than by the number of trout that land in my net. Photographer Tim Romano has a unique ability to capture those aspects of fishing that catch the angler, well beyond images of anglers catching fish.”
The answer to this dilemma, of course, is to find a way to keep one’s waders on while answering nature’s call. Bill Anderson and his EZ-P Zipper provide just such a solution
A new river is always humbling. To diversify the waters on your list will force even the most experienced to plan, prepare, pack and row differently.
This is how you become a better rower and angler.
All is not right with Lake Meade. As of this writing, Lake Meade is almost 156 feet below “full pool.” It’s down almost 140 feet below its levels about 20 years ago
Restoration work on the Upper Rio Grande that starts in southwest Colorado and flows on into New Mexico and beyond has been a focus of TU’s for multiple years.
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