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National Spotlight, Finally, Focuses on Florida’s Toxic Algal Crises

 Throughout the past week, Florida has seen a national spotlight as the Florida Algae Crisis has seemed to worsen.  This event is naturally occurring and has been going on since the 1800's, but we have never seen impacts so severe. The New York Times’ published an article earlier this week summarizing Florida’s deadly water crises. The article, while missing some...

Massive Wildfire in Southwestern Colorado Kills Thousands of Fish

Last week, Wildfires in Colorado killed thousands of fish--and no these fish were not burned alive. As wildfires ripped through more than 50,000 acres, southwestern Colorado’s landscape turned to ash and charred vegetation. Then the worst case scenario happened--torrential rain storms hit the region, leaving the Colorado River Valley with a big problem. All of this rainwater drained into...

Lake Trout Disrupting Yellowstone National Park’s Ecosystem

A 1998 National Park Service scientific report estimated that in that year, 125,000 lake trout consumed 3-4 million cutthroat trout.

Red Tide Invades Florida Coastal Waterways Killing Thousands of Fish

Red tides are toxic algae blooms that occur in coastal regions throughout the world. Recently, Florida’s coasts have been invaded by an “unprecedented red tide,” said Nick Roberts of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. While red tides have happened near Florida’s coastlines for hundreds of years, the intensity of these tides has increased. The magnitude of this year’s red...

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...

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Cuba: Garden of Queens

We had the fortune of sitting down with one of our favorite filmmakers Yngve Yask, to talk about his recent trip to Cuba. The...