photo by Shawn Brillon
Last week, severe rainstorms caused flooding regionwide, and New York’s Salmon River, which normally runs in the 350-to-700-cubic-feet-per-second range, jumped to an astonishing 25,000 cfs. By late this week, though, river levels had dropped to a more manageable 1,500 cfs, and anglers were out in force, chasing steelhead and salmon running out of Lake Ontario. Some of the best fishing can be found on the tributaries to the Salmon.
Students at the University of New Hampshire (my alma mater) can now take a course called “Fly Fishing and the American Experience,” taught by Prof. Bill Ross. Making use of the university’s collection of angling literature and art, the course “will show students the pursuit of fly fishing along with literature, art, popular culture, biology, environmentalism and business. Students will also participate in a service project such as a stream clean-up or river monitoring.”
Fly-fishing writer (and steelhead freak) Rich Culver offers a lesson in right-angle indicator fishing in Juneau’s Capital City Weekly.
Utah angler Brent Stout spent seven years attempting to catch all 24 sport-fish species available in his home state, and he completed the project last month by landing a small striped bass on Lake Powell.