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The Steelhead Whisperer, on his home water, in his characteristic pose.   By Sam Davidson Apparently I like to observe important fishing occasions by making other anglers feel better about themselves. 2017 was a case in point. I ended the calendar year, and the 2016-17 winter steelhead season (in [ READ MORE... ]
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The North Fork of the Smith River. Dean Finnerty knows good steelhead water when he sees it. Finnerty, a lifelong resident of Oregon and longtime fishing guide, says the headwaters of the fabled Smith River are "some of the best habitat for wild steelhead, anywhere." Indeed, the remarkably lucid [ READ MORE... ]
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The Steelhead Whisperer cradles the object of his affection on his home water during the recent steelhead season opener.   By Sam Davidson It was with some trepidation that I paid my respects to a stream with a heavy reputation on the recent opening day of steelhead season. I should have had no [ READ MORE... ]
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Native redband trout from upper Jenny Creek, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Oregon. This monument, and others with quality sporting opportunities, are targeted for downsizing or reduction in resource protections by the Trump administration. Photo: Kaden Swart   Theodore Roosevelt might be [ READ MORE... ]
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The author and his daughter, filling buckets on Yellowstone's Lamar River. By Tim Frahm When my daughter was in third grade (she’s in sixth grade now), her class practiced a regular exercise they called “filling buckets.” This involved being kind or thoughtful or in other ways a good friend to each [ READ MORE... ]
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One of several BDAs (beaver dam analogues) recently installed in Squaw Creek to improve floodplain connectivity, among many other habitat benefits.   By Tom Kloehn       Trout Unlimited believes that conservation work begins with people. This belief was affirmed again when over 75 volunteers [ READ MORE... ]
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The Lambert family on the Klamath River.   Trout Unlimited has been working for nearly two decades to resolve long-standing conflicts in the Klamath River basin over water. Our efforts have helped develop several ground-breaking agreements that will provide more water security for upper basin [ READ MORE... ]
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The Steelhead Whisperer on the legendary Trinity River By Sam Davidson Knowing full well the inexorable influence of superstition on fishing success, I have no excuse for my gross negligence which weighed heavily on our recent experience on the Trinity River. The warning signs were there, including [ READ MORE... ]
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You can help restore the third most productive river for salmon and steelhead on the West Coast The Klamath River and its legendary runs of salmon and steelhead is poised for a renaissance. Four obsolete hydropower dams that today produce little energy are scheduled to be removed in 2020, the [ READ MORE... ]
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Consider some of the major factors in the decline of native salmon, steelhead and trout in North America. Extensive loss of habitat from dams and other development. Too much water diverted from streams. Degraded water quality from poorly maintained roads and leaky old mines. In California, you can [ READ MORE... ]
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