Photos of the Day: The Accidental Bull Trout

Written by: Evan Williams

A first bull trout for Evan Williams was a surprise catch on a dry fly.
Photo by Evan Williams

I went to the South Fork of the Boise with Ryan William as soon as we heard that it was open. We wanted to put eyes on the water and see how the river had changed, and in some cases it was like learning a new river. Ryan had just recently acquired a Helios and. . .

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A 1,000 Miles Campaign Update from Idaho’s Pole Creek

Written by:  R. Chad Chorney

Steelhead must travel hundreds of miles to reach Pole Creek. TU and Orvis are helping to ensure
that these gorgeous fish reach their spawning destinations.
Photo courtesy TU

[Editor’s note: Here’s an update on one of many projects being funded by the Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles Campaign.]

In Idaho, chinook salmon, steelhead, and bull trout have all been listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act. That’s the bad news.

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Photo of the Day: That’s A Lot of Bull. . .Trout

Bull trout will often slam big streamers in spring, when the water is cool.
Photo courtesy Aaron Fox

Aaron Fox, who guides for PRO Outfitters in Montana, sent us this great photo, along with a note:

I caught this bull trout a few weeks ago while streamer-fishing with my new Access rod. I set up the 6-weight with a 200-grain streamer tip and one of my Sculpzilla-style flies–dark olive and black with a good bit of. . .

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