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New competition for trout on Henry’s Fork

June 13th, 2009 · No Comments

This is the kind of competition we like. A bald eagle was released yesterday on the Henry’s Fork, near Rexburg. The eagle was nursed back to health at the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, after a gunshot wound.

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Tags: Conservation

Learning about Dams, political & fishy perspectives

May 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments

A couple of news stories related to Columbia River Salmon.
The Obama administration is studying up on the Columbia River dam situation.  They participated in closed door meetings with local government and tribal leaders. Fishermen were not included.
Here is a story of scientists using 3-d sonar mapping technology to study how juvenile salmon navigate (or fail [...]

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Tags: Conservation

Fish vs Farmers

May 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Last night, Hannity featured the running battle between the California Delta Smelt and the central valley farmers.  See the story here. This was an opinion piece, so temper your expectations of a fair and balanced presentation.

The story features a hot reporter (hot with a capital H), standing in a dry irrigation canal, and showed lines [...]

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Tags: Conservation

Trout stocking to resume in Marin County, California

May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Lagunitas and Bon Tempe lakes in Marin county, will get trout after all. According to the Independent Journal, stocking will resume now that the state has determined that trout will not threaten red-legged frogs, coho, or steelhead.
Last year, under a court order, the state of California stopped stocking trout in many rivers and lakes [...]

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Most get skunked, but still don’t want stockers

April 24th, 2009 · No Comments

An angler survey conducted last year at Harriman State Park in Idaho shows that most of the anglers were unsuccessful the day they were surveyed. However, when asked if they wanted to supplement the Ranch with stocked trout, the vast majority disagreed, preferring to keep the Ranch a wild trout fishery.

The angler survey was conducted [...]

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Tags: Conservation · Fly Fishing · River Keepers

Free stuff: Earth Day Special

April 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Being a Lacrosse dad is having its benefits. We recently played a team with orange uniforms. Apparently, these girls are in on the Girl’s Secret.

One of these orange warriors is also a litter-bug. Well, at least not too careful where her Sporty Girl Foam Wrap falls off.

A win-win for me, I get to help the [...]

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Tags: Conservation · Fly Tying · humor

Capital Punishment on the Columbia River

April 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Those dammed rivers, killing the endangered salmon. These aren’t just any salmon, these are Columbia river salmon. We do everything possible to save the salmon, which have been bred in hatcheries, barged down river, tunneled and funneled past the dams, counted and coddled. After all that, they still face natural predators.

So, how to protect salmon [...]

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Tags: Conservation · Salmon

Why not Dick?

February 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Fly fishing gets me away from life’s stresses. Work, bills, the 401k, politics, and war all disappear while fishing. I even weigh less while wading. So, when I read other fly fisherman who get upset that one of us happens to have been the vice president, I wonder what stresses them out so much. Dick [...]

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Tags: Conservation · Fly Fishing

Calling all Steelhead Fly Tiers

January 21st, 2009 · 5 Comments

April Vokey is looking for your flies, your steelhead flies. This is a fundraiser for the Steelhead Society, for habitat restoration and other projects.  Send your flies to April and she will distribute to several fly shops across BC. Your flies will be purchased by anglers and all of the proceeds going to the Steelhead [...]

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Tags: Conservation · Fly Tying

Henry’s Fork Brown Trout Migration

January 14th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Henry’s Fork Foundation has performed many trout migration/mobility studies using radio telemetry in the upper portion of the river. A new telemetry study is underway in the lower portion (below the Chester diversion dam).  This study is concentrating on brown trout.
Twenty-four brown trout, ranging between 14 and 24 inches were caught with electro-fishing and instrumented [...]

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Tags: Conservation