Welcome to our new weekly roundup of news from across the world of fly fishing. Every Monday, we’ll bring you up to speed on interesting stories, new records, important conservation news, and anything else we think you should know about.
Ready to plan your next fishing adventure? Great articles came online last week about two famous destinations and one unexpected out-of-the-way gem. First, Spencer Turner recaps an amazing trip to the Green River in Flaming Gorge in eastern Utah. Next, 17-year-old Trevor Anderson offers a brief tale of a recent trip to fly-fish through Yellowstone National Park. Finally, if you’re ever stuck in the corn belt and need a trout fix, you might want to check out the East Branch of Verdigre Creek in eastern Iowa. Working on the premise that “If you stock it, they will come,” game managers put a couple hundred rainbows per week in one of the state’s few streams that feature decent trout habitat.
Finally, Nevada fisheries biologists are looking to return the Lahontan cutthroat to one of its native waters: Lake Tahoe. Although the species had been present in the big, clear lake some 70,000 years, by 1938 it had been wiped out by overharvest and the introduction of lake trout. According to the North Tahoe Bonanza, “The catchable fish are about 9 inches long, according to the most recent press release. Lake Tahoe used to be one of the historic locations for these magnificent trout that would grow to huge proportions. The California state record was caught in Lake Tahoe in 1911 by William Pomin, weighing in at an impressive 31 pounds, 8 ounces.”