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Pamplona's Running of the Bulls; Black Friday's opening retail rush – certain images of mass movement are unmistakable. Well, now we can add this year's Columbia River's fall Chinook salmon run.
State biologists had initially estimate 600,000-plus fish for a "good" run. The revised expectation of over 1.2 million blows away the highest of hopes. In fact, that's the largest run since the Columbia River dams were built and salmon counts began. [ Read Full Post ]
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Oct. 10 said the Obama Administration will consider reopening some of the 368 national parks closed by the federal shutdown if their host states agree to pay for it.
While that is encouraging news -- particularly in Utah, Arizona, South Dakota, and Colorado -- it doesn't mean much for waterfowlers and others closed out of the 329 huntable national wildlife refuges that have been closed to access since the shutdown began on Oct. 1.
These lands, as well as some Army Corps of Engineers sites, will remain closed unless, that is, states want to pay for them as well. Only select national parks are being considered for state-financed reopening. [ Read Full Post ]
A consortium of conservation groups claimed during an Oct. 7 conference call that the federal government shutdown is taking an inordinate toll on a routinely abused constituency: sportsmen who pump more than $1.5 billion every year into the economy just in fishing and hunting license fees alone.
The federal shutdown has closed access to 329 huntable national wildlife refuges, as well as all national parks and other federal public lands.
"I think Congress's failure to act is really a slap in the face to all of us in this country, but particularly to hunters and anglers," said Dr. Steve Williams, the president of the Wildlife Management Institute and a former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [ Read Full Post ]
Photo by: Bill Lindner/Lindner Imagery
The Rapala Jigging Rap has been around for nearly half a century. In fact, if you’re an icefisherman, you probably have a few of them in your tackle box and know that it’s a dynamite wintertime walleye bait. What you may not realize, however, is that you’re toting around what has quickly become the hottest open-water walleye lure to emerge in many years. You just have to learn where, when, and how to use it. [ Read Full Post ]
"It was an expedition, an adventure. I've never done anything like that," is how Jim Sollecito describes his journey to the edge of nowhere to land a potential fly fishing record Arctic char.
The fishing trip of a lifetime began when Sollecito, a Baldwinsville, NY resident, met French Canadians Keith Richardson and his son, Patrick, last summer while salmon fishing at Big River in Labrador. The three got to talking and decided to head even farther north the following year.
The group began their trip on July 28 when they flew a float plane to Tasiujak Lake. Sollecito, 59, said the going was tough, the weather was bad, but the fishing around camp was great. "It was tremendous fishing," Sollecito told Syracuse.com. "We were casting egg sucking leeches and muddler minnows. We were landing countless lake trout up to 12 pounds - and there were some we couldn't land that were probably pushing 30 pounds..." [ Read Full Post ]
Photo by Andy Anderson
Some fishing grounds are mythic, not only for the quality of the fishing, but for the risks some anglers are willing to take to fish there. To be successful at these spots, you have to risk losing more than your favorite lure. [ Read Full Post ]