The storms that raged across the Northeast late last week caused many Catskills trout rivers to jump their banks. According to the National Weather Service, the Beaver Kill at Cooks Falls was expected to hit 16 feet on Friday. Flood stage is ten feet. A few hours north, flooding on the Salmon River in Pulaski washed out a concrete retaining wall and threatened a sewage-treatment plant that sits along the river.
Fall is the best time to chase big redfish in the Louisiana marshes, and the aptly named Catch Cormier offers plenty of good tips and tactics in The Louisiana Sportsman.
The Jackson Hole One Fly tournament, which takes place every September, draws some of the best anglers in the world, so winning the top prize is quite an achievement. This year’s winning team was from World Cast Anglers–an Orvis-endorsed outfitter with locations in Victor and Island Park, Idaho, and Jackson, Wyoming–and included Jon Yousko. In the Bozeman Chronicle, Ben Pierce offers a profile of Yousko and the tactics that led him to victory.
The Vail Daily offers a short biology lesson on how brown trout spawn.