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Wild Salmon in Danger…Again

British Columbian salmon populations face a troubling future due to the cesspool that is commercial salmon farming. Currently, piscine reovirus, a deadly disease that can spread very quickly through populations of salmon, is infecting wild, Canadian salmon. Also, when farmed salmon escape their enclosures, a somewhat frequent occurrence, the identical genetic makeups of farmed salmon pose a life-altering threat...

A Win for Pacific-Northwest Salmon Coming From Washington, DC

Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court heard a 17 year-long legal battle between the State of Washington and Native American Tribes over fishing rights. The Supreme Court was deadlocked in a four to four tie, leaving the previous decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit intact. This decision mandated that the State of...

Fly Fishing For Carp On The Washington, D.C. National Mall

Yup, you read the title correctly. The high-running Potomac River flooded parts of Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, leading to quite the opportunity for Arwel Evans. Evans, who had traveled to D.C. all the way from Wales on vacation, decided to take out his fly rod and head down to the flooded areas of Washington D.C. for one of those...

Cheers to Biodegradable Six Pack Rings!

You see it everywhere: plastic six pack rings littering the beach and the boat ramp or pictures online of six pack rings literally choking marine animals to death. It’s a disgusting image that we have all seen and, for the most part, contribute to. Thankfully, two companies are actively trying to improve the global situation of marine plastic pollution...

Potential World Record Redfish Caught on the Fly

Rob Choi awaits IGFA confirmation on his potential world record redfish that he caught fly fishing on his kayak off of Virginia’s coast. Choi, a sponsored kayak angler, has caught much respectable fish on his kayak, but this redfish may top them all! We were lucky enough to talk to Choi about his epic catch. He had this to...

Minnesota Couple Dies on Fly Fishing trip in Iceland

Janet Veit and her husband Brian Schumacher, of La Crescent, Minnesota, were on a fly fishing trip in Iceland when they tragically died. The couple accidentally fell into the cold, fast-moving river that feeds Lake Pingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake. The two were accomplished fly fishers and had traveled all over the United States to fly fish. Both Janet and...

Hydroelectric Project on Washington’s Skykomish River Cancelled

This hydroelectric project was proposed by the Snohomish County Public Utility District back in 2011 and has endured a regulatory battle ever since. Thankfully, this hard-fought battle has come to a close, as the Snohomish County Public Utility District canceled their project. The project was abandoned because it would have caused “irreparable harm to the river, fish and wildlife...

Outdoor Recreation Industry valued at $373 Billion, Surpasses Oil Related Industries

Yup, you read the title correctly. The outdoor recreation industry has been valued by the Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis at $387.7 billion and makes up 2% of the entire gross domestic product of the United States. To put this in perspective, the outdoor recreation industry’s 2% GDP contribution is more than the “mining, oil, and gas extraction” industries...

Snook in Texas? You Better Believe It

Historically, Snook have always been very rare catches for Texas saltwater anglers but that is changing rather rapidly. Since the 1980’s researchers at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, who conduct gill net surveys, have seen a “3 to 5-fold increase in the number of adult snook present in Texas’ bays.” The snook family of fish consists of 12 subspecies, of...

Thank You, Congress

Congress finally passed a national spending bill that looks to benefit outdoorsmen across the country. This bill is in many ways a response to the Trump Administration’s views of National Parks and environmental protections, as it secures funding for key agencies that strive to monitor, improve, and preserve the lands and waterways we, as sportsmen, cherish. The U.S. Fish...

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Eye of the Tiger

This fish is the result of a lot of sleepless nights, countless hours driving, and the vast majority of outings resulting in no fish...