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Thursday
Dec172009

A Fish Oil Story

Paul Greenberg of The NY Times writes an op-ed on the demise of Menhaden and what it means for the rest of the eco-sstem. He references H. Bruce Franklin's book, “The Most Important Fish in the Sea” which is a must read if you care about the future of fishing stocks. As Greenberg points out, it's time to start putting pressure on the administration and the state goverments of Virginia and North Carolina to end the commercial harvest of this important fish.  LINK

Thursday
Dec172009

Some fish bait can harm juvenile salmon, ODFW research finds

This news is breaking all over the Northwest.

Some popular fishing baits cured with sodium sulfite are harmful to juvenile salmon and steelhead, research by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State University scientists has found.

LINK (Via: The Caddis Fly:Oregon Fly Fishing Blog)

 You can read the research here.

Thursday
Dec172009

On the Fourth Day of Christmahanukwanz

Get one for all your friends!  LINK

Thursday
Dec172009

Dec. Slab of the Month Entry: Thompson River Steel

I hit the Thompson with Apple and Niska last month during perfect conditions and got blanked.  Jason Higo hit it last week and took this dime hen.  Jumping 6 times and wreaking all kinds of backing havoc, this fish was hot.  But, at 15 degrees below, the weather was not. 

All things considered, this is slab worthy indeed.

Wednesday
Dec162009

Red Drum, Red Drum

Wednesday
Dec162009

Put outdoorsy gifts under Christmas trees

Writer, guide and Patagonia Fly Fishing Ambassador Paul Brun offers up some gift ideas for the holiday season.

LINK (Via: The Jackson Hole News and Guide)