Take The Right Fish

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AS I'VE SAID PLENTY OF TIMES I'M A DEDICATED CATCH AND RELEASE ANGLER. THAT SAID, I RECOGNIZE THAT IT'S A PERSONAL CHOICE THAT I HAVE COME TO IN MY OWN TIME. There are a lot of good ethical anglers out there who keep a fish once...



You Can’t Go Home

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William S. Burroughs, in his essay "Dinosaurs" wrote, "biologically speaking the one direction you can't go is back". He was, of course, making a social comment but I was reminded of that idea while fishing the other day with a good friend. Joel Dickey was up...



Saturday Shoutout / Dam The Corp

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“Anyone who believes our dam-managing agencies can do the right thing when it comes to salmon recovery is kidding themselves.” It’s a familiar story. The stark disconnect between the people’s mandate and the government’s actions. This excellent piece by Jim Waddell discloses what he saw during...



Saturday Shoutout / America’s Most Un-Wanted

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It’s official, the most endangered American river runs right by my house. “The basin that includes the Chattahoochee, Apalachicola and Flint rivers is the country’s most endangered, according to a study released today by the conservation nonprofit American Rivers. The annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers report says...



Is America’s Keystone Fishery A City Block From Disaster?

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By Brian Kozminski I live in northern Michigan, epicenter of the world’s largest freshwater system. Twenty percent of the world’s fresh water surrounds us, and that's great. It provides us multiple uses for recreation. Swimming, boating, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, SUP's, and fishing. When I ask people from...