• Trout Talk

    Is catch-and-release angling all it’s cracked up to be?

    Releasing a brown trout into a river.

    Releasing a nice brown trout back into the river. Kirk Deeter photo. Is catch-and-release angling overrated? It is if the only thing that matters is numbers of fish caught…  In 1936, the late, great Lee Wulff said, “game fish are too valuable to be caught only once,” and the “catch-and-release” movement was born.  I’m a…

  • Community

    We are listening

    If you love fishing or believe in the value and need for protecting rivers, we want you to be a part of the Trout Unlimited community. Today, our membership and representation aren’t reflective of the racial diversity in the fishing and river-loving communities. An equitable, diverse and inclusive community is important to us, but it…

  • Community

    TU launches #ResponsibleRecreation campaign

    A meme showing two anglers practicing social distancing

    Trout Unlimited, along with a host of conservation partners, today launched the #ReponsibleRecreation campaign, an effort to encourage anglers and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts to get outside and enjoy America's great outdoors, but to do so wisely and with great caution as the country continues to endure the COVID-19 pandemic. TU, of course, is focusing…

  • Voices from the river

    At home on the Tongass

    A Dolly Varden from Alaska's Tongass National Forest.

    My father once told me that “home is where you hang your hat.” I believed it, for a time, at least. I mean, as a young boy, who was I to argue with the wisdom of a grownup?  I’ve come to realize, though, that “home” is where everything seems to fall into place just right.…