Angler Earns $85,000 for Removing Northern Pikeminnows from Pacific NW Rivers 2-14-2018

Pikeminnow (via PORTLAND, Ore. – An angler made $84,000 in 5 months by catching 10,000 fish from Northwest rivers this year. Here’s how: The Bonneville Power Administration‘s Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Program offers anglers $5 to $8 for every northern pikeminnow taken from the Columbia and Snake rivers. The pikeminnow, formerly known as the “squawfish”,  preys on young salmon and steelhead. “The program’s goal is to reduce the number of pikeminnow that prey heavily on juvenile salmon,” said Makary Hutson, BPA project manager. “Annual harvest rate estimates, which are calculated using data from tagged fish caught by anglers, indicate the 2017 season met our program … Continue reading Angler Earns $85,000 for Removing Northern Pikeminnows from Pacific NW Rivers 2-14-2018

Missouri Dept. of Conservation Fly Tying Workshop March 3 at Mark Twain Lake 1-29-18

Register to attend a FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop on the basics of fly tying at Mark Twain Lake on March 3. PERRY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free workshop on the basics of fly tying, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., March 3, at Mark Twain Lake near Perry. MDC invites anyone age 12 and older to register for this free clinic. Participants younger than 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class. This workshop will focus on teaching participants the equipment needed for tying flies.  Later in the class, … Continue reading Missouri Dept. of Conservation Fly Tying Workshop March 3 at Mark Twain Lake 1-29-18

Fall Trout Prep

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fall Trout Prep Gear Up Now For Your Best Fall Ever Summer’s demise signals the approach of some of the year’s best trout and salmon fishing, when browns, ‘bows, brookies, lakers and kokanee head shallow and strap on the feedbag. Depending on your latitude and altitude, the action could be mere weeks away. Which means it’s high time to gear up for the fall reap. To speed your prepping endeavors, veteran salmonid stalker and ace guide Bernie Keefe offers his hit list of must-have tackle, organized by species, for epic fall battles. Kokanee Salmon Late-summer salmon frequent … Continue reading Fall Trout Prep

How Mood-Altering Drugs are Ending Up in Great Lakes fish

How mood-altering drugs are ending up in Great Lakes fish DETROIT — A new study might depress anyone concerned with Great Lakes water quality. Antidepressant drugs, making their way through an increasing number of people’s bodies, getting excreted in small amounts into their toilets, and moving through the wastewater treatment process to lakes and rivers, are being found in multiple Great Lakes fish species’ brains, new research by the University of Buffalo has found. Researchers detected high concentrations of both the active ingredients and metabolites — byproducts of the parent drug — of popular antidepressant pharmaceuticals including Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa … Continue reading How Mood-Altering Drugs are Ending Up in Great Lakes fish

The Public Lands Fight is Changing

Featured News       It’s Time to Do More Than Just “Keep It Public” Public land transfer is bad news on its face—it has always been easy for sportsmen to recognize that and say ‘no way.’ However, new attacks on how our public lands are managed are sneaky and lower profile, cloaked in confusing policy, yet every bit as dangerous. If we only rally around keeping it public, we’re going to lose these other fights. READ MORE From the Blog   The Farm Bill Debate is Heating Up at a Unique Moment for Rural America Right now, rural America is in the … Continue reading The Public Lands Fight is Changing

Check Out Our Latest Story!

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Here’s our latest story… A job that will ‘kick your butt’ In order to participate in the surveys, Service snorkelers must be in great physical condition and are all swift-water trained and able to rescue themselves and others in serious situations. Here, biologist Travis Webster takes a selfie during a recent survey on Clear Creek. Credit: Travis Webster/USFWS   Physically grueling yet critical: snorkel surveys provide valuable information for restoring Chinook salmon, steelhead in California’s Central Valley By John Heil August 28, 2017 Snorkeling for a living may sound … Continue reading Check Out Our Latest Story!

Outdoor Report for August 31, 2017

  Outdoor Report for August 31, 2017 (View in browser) Morning dove and early teal and goose seasons open Sept. 1; king salmon starting to stage for fall run  The weather is shaping up to look very nice for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, with most parks and forests reporting that reservable campsites are booked. People looking for last minute end of summer vacation weekend camping who don’t have a reservation should consider camping at the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest. The forest has non-reservable sites at rustic campgrounds that will be open this weekend. Anglers continue to report productive walleye … Continue reading Outdoor Report for August 31, 2017

DNR Weekly News Update, July 25, 2017

Trouble viewing this email? Click here July 25, 2017 Visit the DNR at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Find out everything you need to know to ‘Enjoy Wisconsin’s Wild Side’ by stopping by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ area at the Wisconsin State Fair’s Exploratory Park. – Read Full Article Public comments sought on final draft master plan revision for Brule River State Forest BRULE, Wis. — The public has a final opportunity to review and comment on proposed revisions to the master plan for the Brule River State Forest that proposes additional recreational opportunities … Continue reading DNR Weekly News Update, July 25, 2017

Fishing Kokanee on Wyoming’s Fontenelle Reservoir

Robb Keith holds up a nice Fontenelle Reservoir kokanee salmon GREEN RIVER— Fontenelle Reservoir is the other Kokanee fishing destination in southwest Wyoming and the bite is on. Fisheries managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Green River region, say Fontenelle Reservoir has finally started to clear up, following a long spring and summer of high and muddy inflows from the Green River drainage above. Kokanee salmon and trout fishing has improved, as the water in Fontenelle Reservoir clears up. “When people think about Kokanee fishing in southwest Wyoming, they think of Flaming Gorge Reservoir,” said Green River Fisheries … Continue reading Fishing Kokanee on Wyoming’s Fontenelle Reservoir

ST. CROIX ROD: Experience the Madness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          Experience the Madness   New St. Croix Legend X series to debut at ICAST         #stcroixrods       YOUTUBE VERSION     About St. Croix Rod St. Croix Rod is a family-owned and managed manufacturer of high-performance fishing rods headquartered in Park Falls, Wisconsin with a 68-year heritage of USA manufacturing. Utilizing proprietary technologies, St. Croix controls every step of the rod-making process, from conception and design to manufacturing and inspection, in two company-owned facilities. The company offers a complete line of premium, American-made fly, spinning and casting rods under … Continue reading ST. CROIX ROD: Experience the Madness