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Saturday
Aug222015

Disease kills 150,000 hatchery fish

Disease stemming from warm water in the North Umpqua River has killed 150,000 hatchery steelhead at a Roseburg area fish hatchery, marking the facility's second mass die-off this summer.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife alerted the public Friday to the deaths among its summer steelhead stock, blaming an historic drought that has heated the Umpqua's water and allowed pathogens to thrive.

LINK (via: Oregon Live)

Saturday
Aug222015

Stop chumming for giant trevally on Kiritimati  

Whether you think it's unsportsmanlike or not, the practice of chumming is changing giant trevally behavior in the Kiritimati lagoon.

How do we know?

Affixing a tracking tag to a Kiritimati GT

A group of us spent three weeks over the course of two years studying giant trevally on Kiritimati and we are actively lobbying the government to ban the practice. Anglers that have fished the island a hell of a lot longer than the lodges chumming the flats every day can attest to the days when shots at big trevally were a common occurrence on the flats. Since the advent of chumming those encounters are now  fewer and far between. The science is clear, chumming is having an effect on the behavior of the giant trevally in the lagoon.

So stories like this one in the Wall St. Journal or this one from the NY Times do a disservice to anglers that choose to target trevally on the flats without chumming.

If you really want to have your ass kicked by a giant trevally on Kiritimati you should consider getting out into the blue water with some decent conventional tackle. An encounter with a giant trevally on the outside with a top water plug or swim bait will trump your lagoon caught fly rod GT every day of the week.

Saturday
Aug222015

Man Rig - Steve Mcqueen’s 1952 Chevrolet 3800 Camper

Steve McQueen's fully documented 1952 Chevrolet Custom one ton Pick up truck.

LINK (via: Bring A Trailer)

Friday
Aug212015

Rising Tides

Friday
Aug212015

Friday Pin Up - Bass Kissin Edition

Friday
Aug212015

For trout fishermen, climate change will mean more driving time, less angling

When trying to explain the potential effects of climate change on plants, fish and wildlife, scientists usually resort to language that fails to convey the impact of warming. Now, a study by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences fisheries researchers clearly explains the impact of projected warming waters on wild brook trout in the eastern U.S. for fishermen.

LINK (via:Phys.org)

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