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49 posts from May 2005

May 31, 2005

Answer the Dam Question!


An editorial from last Sunday's Seattle PI has an on-line poll regarding dam removal. You can read the editorial and vote for the removal of the Snake River dams here.


Government Shirked Its Duty to Wild Fish, a Judge Rules


Washington - A federal judge in Oregon ruled Thursday that the Bush administration had arbitrarily limited and skewed its analysis of the harm that 14 federal dams cause to endangered Columbia and Snake River salmon and steelhead.

    As a result, Judge James A. Redden of Federal District Court ruled, the administration had shirked its duty to ensure that government actions were not likely to jeopardize the survival of the species.


Fay Ranches


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New fund backed by Packard Foundation aims to boost sales of sustainable seafood, reward investors.

From CNN Money

The people behind the Sea Change Investment Fund, which opened for business Monday, say it's the first to try to tap the power of the market to encourage sustainable fishing practices and make the world's oceans healthier -- while providing solid returns for investors.


The Sea  Change Investment  web site.


May 27, 2005

The fish that threatened national security

College student Laura Hayhurst was not prepared to let officials treat her pet like Osama Fin Laden.

Like many college students who flew home for the holidays, I had to endure the latest airport safeguards in the name of homeland security. A lot of us have stories to tell, but only mine is a fish tale, a contemporary melodrama of the absurd to prepare you for future travels.


May 26, 2005

Man catches catfish the size of a sixth grader


A possible world record 124 pound blue catfish was caught in Alton, Illinois which breaks the current world record of 121 pounds and shatters the old Illinois state record of 85 pounds. The fish will be returned to it's home piece of the river after spending some time on display at Cabela's and being certified as a world record.

When I lived in Missouri I spent a little time riding my bike around Alton, Lincoln and Douglas held a debate there and there is also an old Civil War prison site in the town.


The Jimmy Durante of fish

"Goodnight Mrs Calabash - Wherever you are!"

Rare Paddlefish caught in Ohio River.

A historic nose turned up in one of Pittsburgh's rivers last week.

No, it wasn't Michael Jackson's.


Russian lake fishing report.....now with less lake


We slayed them comrade! It could not have been any easier..... unless of course we were picking them up by hand off the bottom.


May 25, 2005

Heartland Outdoorsman


An e-mail from these guys showed up in my inbox today and after a quick registration a virtual treasure chest of fishing and hunting news was revealed. The viral nature of the web never ceases to amaze, I found a couple of news posts on this site which I have set for posting here in the near future.


Gotta love The Drake


The 2005 issue of The Drake is on newsstands now! The Angling Exploration Group gets some nice coverage and the rest of the issue is full of the usual great stuff.

Pick up a copy and check out their new updated website. There's a link off the sidebar of this site as well.


May 24, 2005

Moldy Dog


I've been a little light on the posting this week because I'm currently back east picking up our new pooch.

P-I Focus: A salmon plan that benefits fish -- and rural communities


A great guest commentary which appeared in the Seattle PI on May 22nd.

Saving these salmon means saving an amazing legacy, a legacy we are responsible for passing on to future generations. And if we can succeed in recovering the salmon to healthy, fishable numbers it would be the greatest environmental restoration success story of our time.


Will the internet kill the flyshop as we know it?


A link to a Fly Fisherman forum thread regarding the post title.

Talk amongst yourselves


May 23, 2005

Fishing Pocket Dictionary


The Fishing Pocket Dictionary by Henry Beard and Roy McKie is full of some very funny definitions of common fishing terms.

Double-Haul: Powerful but tricky to execute fly-casting technique that makes it possible to snag a lure in two trees at one time higher up in a taller tree twice as far away.


May 20, 2005

Friday Fish Joke


Little Tim was in the garden filling in a hole when his neighbor peered over the fence. Interested in what the cheeky-faced youngster was up to, he politely asked, "Whatcha doing, Tim?"

"My goldfish died," replied the boy tearfully, without looking up. "And I've just buried him."

The neighbor was concerned. "That's an awfully big hole for a goldfish, isn't it?"

Tim patted down the last heap of earth then replied, "That's because he's inside your cat."

Sea Lions Caught on Tape

KATU reports on the tug of war between fisherman and seal lions. The printed story is a narrative of the video so skip the read and watch the film clip. They also captured one of the burly beasts making a snack out of a seven foot sturgeon.



Guess that Fish!

Goldfish or Piranha?

The woman, from Saransk, told doctors she thought they were just well fed goldfish and wanted to do her son a favour.


Well-endowed fish get the girls


I wish I was making this stuff up

You might think it's grand to be a well endowed fish. After all, some female fish prefer mates with larger sex organs, a new study finds.


May 19, 2005

The Silver Snapper


Something is fishy at some restaurants in Florida.


Fish Headline of the Week


Carp Out as Kodak CEO


May 18, 2005

Wader gas leak wipes out entire watershed!


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Fly Anglers on Line


Another robust on-line resource for all things fly fishing.


May 17, 2005

Oh My God... They Caught Kenny!


The Nyngan Carpbuster Fishing Competition on the Bogan River was another success on Sunday April 24.

The "Can You Catch Kenny Carp" challenge was taken up by 66 keen anglers eager to try their luck against Kenny Carp.


May 16, 2005

Shad, steelhead seasons postponed


More fallout from the low salmon returns on the Columbia.

CLACKAMAS -- Looking at the latest fish counts at Bonneville Dam, fishery managers from Oregon and Washington, acting as the Columbia Compact, decided to postpone the upcoming shad and steelhead fishing seasons on the Columbia River.

The closure is designed to reduce risks to native spring-run chinook that are listed listed under the federal Endangered Species Act.


The Evening Secret


Dear Fisherman,

You are about to discover the most exciting fish catching secret to be revealed in the last six decades!


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May 13, 2005

Logging and Herring


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Fish Fin Fingerprints

One immediate implication, according to A. Jim Chacko, professor of aquaculture at the college, is that testing and research on brook trout will no longer require the cutting or clipping of fins for identification...


May 12, 2005

Virtual Fly Box


A fly tyers paradise.


Missouri River at Risk of Drying to Mere Trickle


An indicator of the water crisis that is gripping the American West.

Two hundred years after its source was discovered, the giant Missouri river is drying up. The longest river in the United States, long nicknamed the Big Muddy, is becoming the Big Empty.

    Six consecutive years of drought have cut its flow by a third, crippling agriculture, denuding reservoirs and endangering shipping. By next year the giant river - described by the author Mark Twain as "too thick to drink and too thin to plough" - is expected to become unnavigable. And scientists fear that this may be only the start, as global warming takes hold of the American West, causing droughts that could last decades.


If you want to read the definitive work on the West's water crisis pick up a copy of Cadillac Deset.


May 11, 2005


Great site covering fly fishing, fly tying and entomolgy. Includes underwater photos and Quick Time videos of trout food, cool stuff.


Fish Posters of the World


They're not kidding, this site has an index of pretty much every fish poster in the known universe.


May 10, 2005

The Perils of Nude Fly Fishing


This and other great fishing T-shirts from artist Ray Troll.


Holy Mackerel!


Fish's revenge part deux.

Five-foot mackerel jumps in fisherman's boat, kicks his ass and escapes.


May 09, 2005

Fish's Revenge


Feel the thrill of fishing for hicks alongside Fin, the fish with an attitude. Practice catching hicks with a variety of lures, including Pizza, a Pelvis 8 track tape, pork rinds, and others, at a variety of known hick locales. Be ready though, because when they take the bait, they sure can put up a fight.


Snakehead lookalike confuses fishermen

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The Snakehead        The Bowfin

The Snakehead, a land crawling "Frankenfish" which is invading some eastern rivers has a unique defense mechanism. It looks exactly like the Bowfin, an at risk fish the PA Fish and Boat Commission wants to protect.


Virtual Fish On

FlySim is a full 3D, physics-based fly fishing game featuring accurate fly casting dynamics, multiple destinations, different types of fish, and realistic fish behavior. Practice overhead casting, roll casting, mending, dry and nymph fishing, and other fly fishing techniques. And if you catch the biggest fish, you will get your name on our trophy page.

May 07, 2005



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May 06, 2005

Yellowstone cutthroat in Teton River at extinction levels

Few options remain for reviving Yellowstone cutthroat trout populations in the upper reaches of the Teton River on the west side of the Tetons, a hydrologist says.


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May 05, 2005

In the Strike Zone

Caught one small fish he managed to..hmmmm

From last weeks Crazy for Fish Special Section of the LA Times, includes links to video and slide show.

First he bought a pair of waders. Then he practiced fly casting in front of City Hall. But when Steve Lopez boulder-hopped through the churning waters of the San Gabriel River in pursuit of his first trout, only a wise master of the Force could see him through.


Tie One On


A friend, and avid tier forwarded me the link to Twin River Anglers because of their comprehensive fly tying section. The fly of the week section not only has high quality images and recipes but tying instructions a well.


May 04, 2005

Old Fishing Lure


Old Fishing Lure is an amazingly comprehensive web site which has some incredible galleries of old fishing lures. They also detail all the old lure manufacturers and their history. You can also send them digital photos of any old lures, reels or fishing related tackle you might be interested in selling or having appraised.

Welcome to Old Fishing Lure. This site is being brought forth to help share the knowledge and information about collecting old and antique lures, vintage fishing tackle, rods, reels and other pieces of angling history.


Fish of Nightmares


From ESPN Outdoors-
It was the meanest looking animal I've ever seen. Sharp, inch-long teeth studded its broad alligator-like jaws. Its mouth was twisted into a malevolent smirk. Dark eyes big as half dollars turned in their sockets, following my movements.

"Come closer so I can eat you, boy," it seemed to be thinking.

It was perhaps eight feet long. Rope bound its snout, but I still didn't feel safe. Two bullet holes punctuated the top of its massive head, yet still the brute lived.


Nasty death awaits you all with nasty big pointy teeth.

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May 03, 2005

Water deal aids Yuba fish


Officials hope a landmark accord signed Thursday signals the end of a 16-year battle over water for fish in the Yuba River. Yuba County Water Agency board members approved the Lower Yuba River Accord, which could provide a blueprint for resolving similar disputes over fisheries statewide. The Yuba is home to one of the California Central Valley's last native Chinook salmon and steelhead runs.

Texas Kayak Fisherman

A friend met these guys at an REI boat demo day down in Houston and felt that this was one of, if not the best web site dedicated to the pursuit of fishing from a kayak. Although it has a great deal of content dedicated to the great state of Texas there is lots of useful information and links for anyone who has an interest in kayak fishing.


May 02, 2005

The Nail Knot

No not the fishing knot but the fly fishing mystery.

The Nail Knot by John Galligan is an original and deftly written murder mystery about Ned "Dog" Oglivie, a dedicated fly fisherman in Wisconsin who is unfortunate enough to find the disfigured and dead body of Jake Jacobs (Dog's fellow fly fisher and a late-coming agitator trying to save Black Earth Creek).


It's Alive....It's Alive!


On Thursday morning, Roger Elmore made life happen.

From the Idaho Mountain Express

A History of Fly Fishing


A website dedicated to the histroy of fly fishing by Dr. Andrew Herd who has written a 400 page book on the subject and is also an associate editor of Waterlog Magazine.


Waterlog's website claims it is one of the finest angling magazines of all time.

Judge for yourself



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