Monthly Archives: December 2012

Something to wash away the cynicism

  By Garrett VeneKlasen I haven’t had much faith in humanity lately. I don’t think many of us have. The tragedies of late haven’t helped my faith in my fellow man. And as the father of a beautiful six-year-old girl, … Continue reading

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Five Resolutions

  As we point toward 2013, many of us are making the typical New Year’s resolutions.  And for anglers, those resolutions often involve catching a new species or visiting a piece of water that’s been on the “to-do” list for years. … Continue reading

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Bringing public lands out of the 80s

Recently, sportsmen protested the Bureau of Land management leasing out highly controversial areas near the North Fork of the Gunnison, San Juan Basin and Dinosaur National Monument to oil and gas. The parcels covering thousands of acres in western Colorado … Continue reading

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Good Sam guidance makes fixing past mistakes a whole lot easier

Something big happened in Washington this week, and maybe, because of it, waters I couldn’t fish as a kid will be cleansed and restored so my own kids will have a chance to enjoy something I couldn’t. On Wednesday, the … Continue reading

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Anglers have role in protecting Colorado River

guest post by Scott Yates, director, TU’s Western Water Project As anglers, we often take for granted some of the incredible fishing we have in the West. Think about it: Trout fisherman flock to fish for wild trout during the … Continue reading

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New York = big fish!

Like a lot of westerners, I grew up thinking that New York was New York City – crowded, bustling concrete canyons and asphalt jungles. That’s New York City alright. But it’s not New York – it’s certainly not the upstate … Continue reading

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TU Helps Sponsor 2013 International Didymo Conference

Didymo (Didymosphenia geminata) is a microscopic alga that is invading our rivers and streams and threatens TU’s mission to conserve and protect North America’s cold water fisheries. Also known as ‘rock snot’ , Didymo can smother entire stream beds with … Continue reading

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“The Guy From Trout Unlimited” (and the Benefits of Salmon Nutrients)

Television Reporters Anna Laurel and Monty Torres of KMPH Fox 26 news, out of Fresno, California, recently covered a story about the release of  Chinook salmon in the upper San Joaquin River – an historic milestone not only for the … Continue reading

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