This week I got to have a great talk with Gian Lawrence. He discussed how he started fly fishing, his love for cooking, making a movie, inspecting ships, sea run cutthroat, fishing with kids, the struggles of casting with an audience, and the convenience of river-side restaurants.
Above: Contributors to the book. We’ll let you get your copy to see the what’s inside! The book is currently being shipped! They are heading out in batches this week but the transit time should be pretty quick for U.S. customers. International customers should be getting copies within a few weeks as well. All subscribers […]
Today I’m talk with Kirk Blaine of Native Fish Society all about the draft for the Rogue’s South Coast Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan. We discuss how it got started back in 2018, data and monitoring issues in previous drafts, concerns with the current draft, the upcoming meeting on 15th, and how easy it will […]
This week I got to sit down and talk with Bill Bakke and Dave Moskowitz. We had a really great talk about how Bill got started fishing, the need for a coast wide conservation voice, the impressive success of wild chinook on the Clackamas, the state of activism, the ecosystem of politics, so much more […]
It is now or never for wild steelhead. This year’s terrible run numbers should be ringing alarms bells, not a reason to argue for status quo fisheries and seasons. We must face reality: steelhead fishing in the Columbia and Snake Basin is in a desperate, fragile state. The fact is, in this unprecedented season, we don’t have enough fish to sustain the full fisheries of the past. Unprecedented numbers require unprecedented actions. We don’t have any time left and it is going to take all of us pounding on the desks of leaders and agencies to demand changes to restore steelhead numbers and allow for cautious fisheries when populations are high enough to sustain some impacts.
ice. Isolating yourself from these places is not the answer. Staying connected – as hard as it may be – is how to be a part of the solution.
Conrad Gowell is joining me this week and we had an excellent talk. We discussed DIY flys, the massive ecological effect of dams, woodcuts, snorkeling, the language of fishing culture, fish trap systems, and reasonable demands of Santa.
This week I’m joined by David Reid. We got to talking about his initial slow start to fishing, a love of surfing, grandparents, how he started rod building, tapers, bamboo, and a strange lack of ocean in Idaho.
This week I got the chance to speak with Peter Donahower and Tracy Buckner. We had a blast going over how they each started fishing, working in a hatchery, art and influences, the moral dilemma of steel heading, working for native fish society, hunting, and Valerie.
We’ll launch the first instructional episode of the Bruce Kruk series next week, Aug. 11.
From our friends at Confluence Outfitters: Join Gino Bernero and the rest of the Confluence Outfitters guide staff on the Lower Klamath River for a multi-day spey fishing camp. Gino’s camp is situated right on Starwein Riffle, one of the best swing runs on the Lower Klamath. Our guests target chrome bright steelhead just entering […]