Video: The Fall and Rise of an Amazing Warmwater Fishery

Sportsmen are faced with so many potential conservation disasters–from Pebble Mine to the Everglades–that it’s heartening to focus on a success story. The folks at Flymen Fishing Company have a released this fascinating video about the fall and rise of Virginia’s Back Bay. Once known as a spectacular largemouth bass fishery, it suffered a precipitous crash due to an influx of salt water and pesticides in the early 1980s. In the video, Lefty Kreh calls the Back Bay of the 1950s the best bass water he’s ever fished–and he’s fished some incredible places–and he uses it as an example of why we all need to be more engaged in protected our resources. The video is long but well worth your time.

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