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Wednesday
Jul232014

The Beard Chronicles Hardly Strictly Musky 2014 - SCOF NO.12

Wednesday
Jul232014

River & Salt • Flyfishing Mammoth

Wednesday
Jul232014

Up and down the Mississippi, the mayfly hatch has been a problem

Last year, the Minnesota Department of Transportation had to call out snowplows to remove the dead mayflies from the highways.

LINK (via: Gawker)

Tuesday
Jul222014

Protecting threatened steelhead? Or green lawns?

A battle is heating up between Stanford University and environmentalists over the increasingly controversial Searsville Dam.

LINK (via: Ecowatch)

Tuesday
Jul222014

Trout Gone Wild

In 1974, Montana did something that stunned anglers across the state and the nation: It stopped stocking trout in streams and rivers that supported wild trout populations.

The move initially outraged many anglers, fishing businesses, and even some Montana Fish and Game Department staff. For decades, hatcheries had been credited with producing more and better fishing. Without stocking, many Montanans asked, what would happen to the state’s famous trout waters and the businesses that relied on legions of anglers arriving from across the country each summer?

The answer, now well known, is that trout fishing improved dramatically. Once stocking was discontinued, wild trout numbers doubled, tripled, and more on many rivers.

LINK (via: Montana Outdoors)

Tuesday
Jul222014

Skeena Shitshow

The Gitxsan Treaty Society has served an eviction notice on Skeena anglers, foresters and CN Rai.

“This eviction notice affects all sports fisheries on the Skeena River and tributaries, all forest activities … and CN Rail,” declared the Gitxsan. “All are expected to vacate and cease activities on Aug. 4, 2014 until both Crowns have obtained the required consent of the Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs.”

LINK (via: The Globe and Mail)

The Gitxsan chiefs also signed a sketchy deal with Enbridge in 2011.