Steelhead: An angler’s elegy

Bill Lynch with a first-hand reminder of the current state of steelhead.

“The magnificent steelhead may be at the tipping point of its very existence and headed towards the same ignominious end as the passenger pigeon: extinction at the hands of man. Climate changes, overfishing, fish farms, poaching, clear-cutting timber to the water’s edge, dams, drought, greed, idiotic legislation, minimal funding for fish and wildlife, and an overall who-cares attitude by most, have brought this noble creature’s existence to where it is today, one to two percent of its former population.”

LINK (via: Sonoma Index-Tribune)

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