North Umpqua river

  • steelhead

    On the North Umpqua, a win for science and wild steelhead

    TU and Wild Steelheaders support Oregon decision to help decimated wild summer steelhead TU’s Wild Steelhead Initiative is firmly committed to the principle that the best available science must guide steelhead fisheries management. But as our wild steelhead populations continue to decline in virtually every watershed in their native range, too often we see steelhead…

  • Conservation

    Frank Moore, angling and conservation legend, passes away

    A life spent not just chasing steelhead but fighting to protect the water they called home.

    Longtime proprietor of the Steamboat Inn was instrumental in protecting the iconic North Umpqua River The world of fly-fishing and conservation has lost a giant.  Frank Moore, a legendary angler and advocate for Oregon’s North Umpqua River, died Sunday.  He was 98.  A decorated World War II veteran who fought on the beach at Normandy on D-Day, Moore settled in the small…

  • Featured

    TU’s legacy includes protecting ‘The North’ for generations to come

    Fishing for steelhead on the North Umpqua River is often described as a PhD-level challenge that will test the mettle of even the most dedicated anglers.  Unlike other legendary steelhead waters, with their gentle gradient and long even runs, fishing on The North involves deep wades over treacherous bedrock to reach casting “stations,” which are often one specific rock that provides the angler…

  • Voices from the river Featured

    The home float

    As the old Toyota truck bounced over the river rocks and headed toward the water I couldn’t help smiling to myself. My brother and I sat together in the cab, our dad behind the wheel. He was dropping us at the river for a day fishing, like so many times before. “You guys be careful,”…