Earlier this week, I wrote about a small stream that had suffered from years of neglect and industrial pollution yet still provided some magical fishing experiences. (See “The Trout Stream That No One Else Wanted.”) Here’s a short video about a similar Upstate New York creek that has been brought back from the dead, only to face new pressures from anglers.
Orvis head rod designer Shawn Combs–who appears at the end of the video–has spent a lot of time on Cayadutta Creek and is helping to promote new regulations that will protect it for the future. The goal is to establish the lower portion of the stream, from the water-treatment plant to the Mohawk River (a stretch the state does not stock), as a catch-and-release zone.
You can help make this happen by signing the petition on MoveOn.org.