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Tuesday
Jul292014

Wild Reverence now available via Vimeo on Demand

There are some very inspiring individuals that have motivated me to fight for the preservation of wild steelhead. Bill and John McMillan, Dick Burge, Rich Simms, Dylan Tomine and Yvon Chouinard to name a few.

You can now add Shane Anderson to my list.

His film Wild Reverence, now available for download on Vimeo, is a testament to the resilience of wild steelhead and the dedication of Shane and others to raising awareness around the plight of these magnificent fish.

Anyone who cares about preserving what is still truly wild will be inspired by this film.

Download it today!

For those of you that would also like to see the film on the big screen stay tuned for details on a multi city tour of the film kicking off in mid September.

Tuesday
Jul292014

A complete mashup of 9 months of Fly Fishing for Carp in Phoenix, Arizona

Tuesday
Jul292014

SPL’s GoPro Water Housing 

Fitted to a small handle, the SPL housing is made from an ultra-light aluminum mold that holds the GoPro Hero3 in place. On the front, you can attach either a standard flat cover or choose between a 5-inch and 8-inch dome port so you can get that cool half-in-half-out-of-the-water shot. Once the camera is in the housing, you can control the shutter with a thumb trigger or with the WiFi remote—if you're not underwater yourself.

LINK (via: Outside)

Monday
Jul282014

Pike Rocket

Monday
Jul282014

Take Action - Your Voice Needed for Wild Steelhead!

There is a very important Washington State Senate Natural Resources & Parks Committee hearing tomorrow Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:00AM.

The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the recent Puget Sound steelhead hatchery litigation and settlement between the Wild Fish Conservancy and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The hearing called by committee chair, Senator Kirk Pearson (R - Monroe) will include presentations from WDFW, WFC, Puget Sound Tribes, NOAA Fisheries, recreational fishers, and fishing businesses. At this hearing there may be NO other invited speakers voicing support for wild steelhead.  

But there will  be time for public input - your chance to show state legislators your support for wild steelhead recovery, and so it is crucial that you show up, stand up, and speak up for rivers managed for wild steelhead.  

When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

Where: Senate Hearing Rm 1

J.A. Cherberg Building

304 15th Ave SW

Olympia, WA 98501

Wild steelhead advocates will be meeting up after the hearing at the Fish Tale Brew Pub in Olympia (515 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501) so come unwind with some food, drinks and like-minded people post-hearing.

The Wild Fish Conservancy office will be coordinating ride sharing, so if you need a ride or can provide space in your vehicle, please contact their office at 425-788-1167.

More information about the current state of Puget Sound wild steelhead.

Can't make the meeting? 

Send a message to the Senate Natural Resources Committee and let them know you support steelhead managment reform in Puget Sound!

Thank you for standing with WILD STEELHEAD and science-based policy.

Monday
Jul282014

Take Action: Protect Threatened Salmon & Steelhead: Support Improved Low Flow Closures

An important message and call to action from the Native Fish Society.

Dear Wild Fish Advocates,

The native, ESA-listed salmon and steelhead of the drought-stricken Gualala River, in California, need your help. Thanks in large part to the pressure that we put on the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) a year ago, the CDFW is finally taking action to fix the critically flawed low-flow closure system on the North Central-Coast of California.

Currently, the North Central-Coast Low-Flow Closure is triggered by a gauge on the Russian River, whose flows are highly regulated by dams. The last three years have each had extended droughts in the middle of the winter steelhead season. Each year, the coastal streams have dropped down to mere trickles, yet have remained open to fishing because dam releases keep the Russian up above the low-flow trigger. The ESA-listed fish are forced to congregate into a handful of shrinking holes below restricted passage areas, and then subject to increased angling pressure. It also makes poaching enforcement more difficult when the fish are most vulnerable.

CDFW is preparing regulatory changes to move the trigger for North Central-Coast streams to one or more gauges on rivers that are more representative of the region’s small, undammed coastal streams, like the Gualala. Key issues will be which gauge(s) and low-flow triggers to use, how often CDFW will update its closure status.

The brief comment period ends August 7, 2014, so now is the time to voice our support for an appropriate low-flow closure trigger to protect these ESA-listed winter steelhead and coho from increased angling pressure (and poaching) during the extreme low-water conditions that have become the norm in this part of the state.

Thank you!
Native Fish Society

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