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  • Fishing

    Some rainbows are real

    Eagle Lake rainbow trout are native to the high alpine watersheds of Lassen County, California. Daniel A. Ritz photo. The Eagle Lake rainbow trout is the final fish as Daniel Ritz completes the Western Native Trout Challenge Editor’s note: Daniel Ritz is fishing across the Western United States this summer in an attempt to accomplish the Master…

  • Fishing

    Everything you need to know: Eagle Lake rainbow trout

    Eagle Lake rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss aquilarum)  Species summary and status: Eagle Lake rainbow trout are a lake dwelling subspecies of rainbow trout found in Eagle Lake and its tributary streams on the east side of the Sierra Nevada in Lassen County, California. First described by J. O. Snyder in 1917, Eagle Lake rainbow trout were…

  • Boats

    Consider an ‘extras’ box for your boat.

    What do I mean by extras? Well, just that. Little things you or your boating/fishing partner might forget. Items that would really bum you out if you forgot em... like your sunglasses, or a rain jacket. Things that might not completely ruin your day, but would make the day a touch more difficult or uncomfortable.…

  • Trout Talk

    Enjoy fall’s reds but avoid its redds

    The colors of fall excite my retinas. Green leaves slowly fade as dormancy becomes them — it's their yearly retreat so they can prepare for renewal come spring. Yellows are most common out west, but we also have vibrant oranges and even some reds. Oranges and reds of the changing scrub oaks and wild strawberries…

  • Trout Talk

    Embrace the learning curve

    I often say that there’s a difference between casters and anglers, and you don’t necessarily need a picture-perfect cast to enjoy yourself on the water. The reason I say that is because I don’t want people to feel intimidated.  Scientific Anglers did a survey years ago and learned that the two factors that keep people…

  • River reading: The Packraft Handbook

    There are a couple of books that live on the nightstand by my bed. Most are the type of books that I can pick up just about anywhere and mindlessly skim whenever I feel like it.  My most recent go-to book recently is The Packraft Handbook by Luc Mehl and Sarah K. Glaser. The title…

  • Boats

    Using hand signals to communicate on the river

    If you boat and fish long enough, at some point you'll run into an emergency situation on the river. Most of the time you can't hear very well due to thousands of cubic feet of water rushing by and many times you'll be separated by large distances or dangerous obstacles. That's why knowing at least…