The Big Issue: Losing America’s Last Great Wild Fishery

The world’s largest sockeye salmon run and the best trophy rainbow fishing anywhere will be in peril if a massive mining project known as the Pebble Mine comes to pass. This is not just Alaska’s issue. ... Full story

Spring Chinook Fishery Reopened on Lower Columbia River

OLYMPIA - With thousands of spring chinook salmon now moving up fish ladders at Bonneville Dam, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon have agreed to reopen the popular salmon fishery on the lower Columbia River through June 15. ... Full story

Skin Cancer Is On The Rise

May is designated as national skin cancer prevention month. For many of us, however, this may comes many, many Mays too-late to prevent the problems that range from basal cell carcinoma to full-on melanoma. ... Full story

$1 Million Available for Habitat Restoration Projects

The FishAmerica Foundation in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Restoration Center, has $1 million available for marine and anadromous sport fish habitat restoration projects in the coastal United States, the Great Lakes region and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. This is a great opportunity for Fishing Clubs to help local streams. ... Full story

Youth Only Beginning Fly Fishing Clinic

Youths are the future of fly fishing. Maybe this story will give some ideas to other Clubs in America. ... Full story

Would you fish for "caged" tuna

One enterprising fish farmer in Ireland has set aside one day a year to allow anglers the chance of a lifetime to fish for bluefin tuna in his pens located off the Irish coast. ... Full story

Endangered coho salmon return to Russian River

Field biologists are reporting the largest number of endangered coho salmon returning to spawn in tributaries of the Russian River in more than a decade. ... Full story

New world record Atlantic Salmon (landlocked) ratified by IGFA

The International Gamefish Association announced Monday that a 26-pound, 12-ounce catch from Michigan, USA is the new IGFA All-Tackle world record for landlocked Atlantic salmon. ... Full story

AFFTA Stands Against Montana's HB309

The American Fly Fishing Trade Associations opposes Montana's HB309. This bill is intended to circumvent the 2008 Montana Supreme Court ruling that gives public access to Montana's streams. The fight for access to Montana's streams is similar to one fought and lost in Utah. If Montana"s and Utah"s rich land owners have there way restrictions could migrate to all Western States. This is everyone's fight who fishes in the Western States. Montana Stream Access Law states: "Under the Montana Stream Access Law, the public may use rivers and streams for recreational purposes up to the ordinary high-water mark. Although the law gives recreationists the right to use rivers and streams for water-related recreation, it does not allow them to enter posted lands bordering those streams or to cross private lands to gain access to streams." Land Owners are trying to change the law. ... Full story

Vermont BANS Felt Soled Wadding Boots

The use of felt-soled waders or boots in Vermont waters is prohibited starting April 1, 2011. The Vermont legislature enacted the new law to help curb the spread of aquatic invasive species such as whirling disease of fish and didymo ... Full story

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