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Priority Waters

  • Priority Waters

    Catching the window

    To me, there is no better sound to fall asleep to than that of moving water. It’s the white noise itself, but I also think it’s the knowing that water is nearby. When I have this luxury, it usually means that I just went fishing or am about to go fishing, or both, which is…

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    Fishing the Olympic Peninsula

    Angling on the peninsula can be had year-round and is especially unique because of how dynamic the rivers are and how much they change from one season to the next.

    “So, where are you guys gonna fish tomorrow?” Everyone at the high top table went silent and stared at us. Mike and I exchanged glances and shifted in our bar stools. For the last twenty minutes or so, we’d tactfully avoided the question - and therefore having to answer it - while our friends went…

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    Caring for the Kenai

    Renowned Alaskan river is part of TU’s Priority Waters Alaska’s famed Kenai River is beloved by many. Its frigid, glacial-blue waters run 82 miles and offers great fishing throughout. The abundance of easily accessible fishing opportunities attracts visitors and residents alike. This cherished river is one of Trout Unlimited’s Priority Waters, and I’m here to…

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    Pere Marquette River – A National Treasure

    This river is unique. The only river in the Great Lakes Basin without a single dam, she flows free through the Huron-Manistee National Forest from headwater tributaries to the mainstream

    I waded into the murky waters of fly fishing later in life, when my older son, Kyle, decided he wanted to learn, and requested a rod for his 12th birthday. We set off to test the Pere Marquette River, not far from our summer place in Michigan; so green, we didn't even realize how iconic…

  • Video spotlight Priority Waters Restoration

    Watch: We drilled a hole in a dam to help restore a Blue Ribbon fishery in Utah

    New TU film gives a case study of how TU is leasing water rights to benefit rural communities and restore a former Blue Ribbon trout fishery  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShNdLRai8gQ Last week, Utah State Director Jordan Nielson presented this video to the Utah State Legislature to document the progress being made on water rights leasing and conservation across…