TU asks: How did this happen, and how can it be prevented from happening again?

DENVER, CO–Trout Unlimited is calling out Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) for its delayed reporting of a construction accident that killed more than 5,600 wild trout on the Big Thompson River near Estes Park on March 7.

Winston Rod Company in Twin Bridges, Montana, announced this week that it has acquired Bauer Premium Reel Company of Ashland, Oregon.

Join the Puget Sound anglers determined to pry the lid off a tightly sealed Skagit River steelhead fishery

This Saturday, the civil disobedience event known as Occupy Skagit is staging its fourth annual "Wade-In" to protest the continued closure of the Skagit River's spring catch-and-release steelhead season. Puget Sound winter steelhead were listed as threatened in 2007, leading to the seasonal shutdown. However, wild steelhead numbers in the Skagit-Sauk system are on the rebound, with steelhead escapement goals consistently topping the 6,000-fish threshold. Conservationists and protesters alike say that with appropriate management the Skagit could have a bright future.

NOAA approves plan to release hatchery steelhead into five Puget Sound rivers this week despite threats to native fish

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) began dumping 500,000 hatchery steelhead smolts into five Puget Sound rivers this week after receiving the go-ahead from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Nooksack, NF Stillaguamish, Wallace, Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers have not seen hatchery plants since 2014, when the Wild Fish Conservancy filed a lawsuit claiming the hatchery programs were in violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

In the third installment of "The Field Coffee Diary" filmmaker Rolf Nylinder focusses his lens and longings on the Baltic salmon. "It starts deep in the Norwegian salmon fishing culture but leads us to the Swedish rivers," Nylinder says. "The Baltic Sea is a dark chapter in the history of northern Europe, but the salmon that are still alive are maybe stronger than any other life form? Perhaps my very good friend Erik Spade describes salmon fishing best: 'I just stand out there and hope!'"

Utah Stream Access Coalition (USAC) is teaming with Green River guides and a Season 12 Top Chef contender for this June's Gourmet on the Green fundraiser. So far they've gathered 10 top river pros to offer their boats for a day (at $1,000 per boat) to float the Green during prime cicada season. Chef Katie Weinner is preparing a multi-course riverside lunch, before afternoon fishing. The goal is to raise $10k for Utah's urgent stream access fight.