Mark Adams, a 41-year-old Union Pacific locomotive engineer, caught a 34.74-pound rainbow trout out of American Falls Reservoir on the Snake River last Monday morning. The fish is 14 pounds heavier than the Idaho state record and would be the largest ever caught in the US. The largest U.S. rainbow trout on record is a 33-pound, 1.6-ounce specimen caught below Lake Koocanusa in Montana’s Kootenai River in 1997.
Laid out on the tailgate.
An initial investigation suggests the fish is a triploid but even if it is determined to be a sterile rainbow, it still qualifies for the record book.
LINK (Via: Northwest Sportsman Mag)
Photo: Marlies Jordan
Top bureaucrats in Ottawa have muzzled a leading fisheries scientist whose discovery could help explain why salmon stocks have been crashing off Canada's West Coast, according to documents obtained by Postmedia News. The government released 762 pages of documents relating to the Miller study to Postmedia but many passages and pages were blacked out before they were released.
The documents show the Fisheries Department wanted to publicize Miller's study, which raises the spectre of a mysterious virus killing huge numbers of Fraser River salmon before they reach their spawning grounds.
LINK (The Vancouver Sun)
Could it be the migrating salmon are picking up the virus as they pass the fish farms?
A virus that has killed millions of salmon in Chile and ravaged the fish farming industry there was probably brought over from Norway, a major salmon producer has acknowledged.
Since 1984, when it was first diagnosed in Norway, the I.S.A. virus had an outbreak in every major salmon-farming region in the world except British Columbia, said Don Staniford, the global coordinator for the Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture.
LINK (Via:The NY Times)
Clearing out some of the links I've saved but neglected to post.
Poudre Canyon Chronicles - Emphasis on the Poudre River and Midgeman's skill as a a fly tier.
Backwoods Plaid - The ramblings of an LL Bean addict, fly fisher, Mainer.....
Splicing the Mainbrace - The musings of a novice trout fisherman and car racing fan. Bonus points if you know what splicing the mainbrace means.
Jon Schwartz's Blog - The online journal of a fishing and travel photo journalist. Jon Schwartz, AKA Bluewater Jon, travels the globe chasing big fish from the deck of his kayak.
Mountains, Rivers & Trout - Satoshi Yamamoto is a fly fishing guide and cattle breeder.
Another round next week.