Entries in fly fishing for steelhead (23)
Created by Fly A Studios for Joel La Follette's Trailer Trash Thursday Film Festival at Royal Treatment Fly Shop.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently released its 2013 Winter Steelhead Guide.
The guide offers novice steelhead anglers an overview of where and when to fish during the upcoming winter steelhead season. For more experienced anglers, the guide also includes updates on access and regulations, and lists other changes that could affect fishing.
"Casting a Voice" is a fly fishing conservation film, using the perspective of anglers to examine the risks facing one of British Columbia's most precious resources - wild fish. The proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project would run through some of the most abundant wild salmon and steelhead waters left on the planet. The Skeena River and its tributaries remain a rare stronghold for healthy populations of anadromous fish, while wild fish stocks have declined elsewhere.
They just cannot accept that wild steelhead in BC will never be available for their killing pleasure
A representative of the B.C. Wildlife Federation has claimed that the "abundance" of wild steelhead returning to the Skeena in British Columbia should allow sports fishers to kill Skeena steelhead. Rob Brown set them straight in the Terrace Standard.
You have to love the BCWF’s “…primary objective is conservation…” They just cannot accept that wild steelhead in BC will never be available for their killing pleasure. Every year, local BCWF representatives send poisonous letters to the Ministry of Environment demanding steelhead kill fisheries and every year the Ministry dutifully replies that the idea is a non-starter.
While the BCWF is entitled to voice their opinions, on issues like steelhead kill they should just give up…it will never happen….and be assured it certainly won't happen on our watch.
This bit of steelhead trivia from Rob Brown's piece will sober you up. The historic steelhead returns to California’s Eel river alone rivalled that of the entire Skeena drainage.
Now ask yourself why we still allow for the recreational harvest of wild steelhead in the lower 48.