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  • Fishing

    Everything you wanted to know: Coastal cutthroat trout

    Coastal cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii) Species summary and status: The coastal cutthroat trout (CCT) is located in watersheds from California to Prince William Sound in Alaska. However, several populations in western Oregon are thought to be at moderate risk of extinction, because of ocean conditions and habitat-related problems.  Coastals have dark green backs with olive…

  • Fishing

    ‘We need to know what we’re working with’

    How citizens and scientists are joining forces in Washington to fill in the blanks on coastal cutthroat trout Editor’s note: Daniel Ritz is fishing across the Western United States this summer in an attempt to accomplish the Master Caster class of the Western Native Trout Challenge. He will attempt to land each of the 20 native trout species in their historical…

  • Public Lands Month

    Roundtable: Our favorite public lands

    The Caribou National Forest, Idaho. Chris Hunt photo. Editor’s note: In celebration of Public Lands Month, several TU anglers are showcasing their favorite public lands fishing and hunting destinations. America’s public lands are our national treasure — places that have storied histories for all people, from Indigenous Americans to modern-day hunters and anglers. Keeping them…

  • Boats

    Check out the world’s most amazing dory

    A few weeks ago I missed the annual Wooden Boat Float on the Colorado river due to "old man back." It was a bummer in many respects, as I had been looking forward to the event for many months and hoped to bring you all some stories and pictures. My friend Andy Toohey (creator of…

  • When lottery season ends

    Three words have stuck in the back of my mind since I’ve started playing the permit game for river rafting. Post-permit season and for that matter pre-permit season, too. Here’s what I mean. Each year some of the biggest and most coveted river trips throughout the western United States are permitted via a traditional lottery…

  • Boats

    How to store your boat outside in the winter

    Even with the frame, you should always pitch a high point in the center of the boat to promote drainage off the tarp from rain and melting springtime snow. Poking a hole in the center of the low point of the tarp will allow the snow melt to escape. (Do not follow this last suggestion if your boat is not self bailing)

    It’s about this time of year when I start thinking about where and how I’m going to store my boat(s) for the winter. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve still got some stuff planned, but winter can come literally any day now in my neck of the woods and seeing as climate controlled storage space is…