Daily Drake

The Balance, a new film from Orvis, traverses the Everglades ecosystem and explains how increased storage, treatment, and conveyance of water south of Lake Okeechobee would benefit fisheries across southern Florida. Text WATER to 52866, and tell Florida's leaders to support SB10 and HB761 and to build the EAA Reservoir, which would restore the flow of fresh, clean water to the River of Grass.

T-Motion theater's latest vid fires up the chopper and points it toward the remote reaches of British Columbia's Skeena River system to search for big kings (10 to 90+ pounds) on the swing. "Steelhead are the most sought-after fish in this province, but by far the chinook pull a lot harder." Anglers on camera include Adrienne Comeau, who guides for Skeena Spey Riverside Wilderness & Lodge, and Steve McPhail, owner of Nass River Steelhead Company out of Terrace.

This week Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) shared the results from its two-year Tarpon Genetic Program that, thanks to the efforts of anglers, guides, lodges, and researchers, saw more than 23,000 scale samples collected from across the world. Nice work people.

Knocking on the Door  follows Will Griffiths, a Confluence Fly Shop rat from Bend Oregon, as he travels to Key West to fish with the World Angling Crew. Will was the winner of a WA Facebook contest and, unbeknownst to him, the crew is making a film about his experience. "Flyfishing for tarpon and permit on the flats of Key West is the perfect place to make your mark for the next generation of anglers out there. If monster permit are any indication, the future is bright!" Via worldangling.com

How Washington's Hoh River Steelhead Project could become the new Pacific Coast standard

Wild steelhead management is one of the more volatile issues among anglers, guides, conservation groups, and fisheries managers in the Pacific Northwest. But on Washington’s Hoh River, a hallowed 300-square-mile Olympic Peninsula watershed, a diverse group of stakeholders has built an uncommon allegiance around a pilot project to help the species.

Dismantling the water rule you (and your favorite fisheries) always wanted

This week the Trump administration continued its undo-a-thon against all things labeled “Obama”, firing its latest rollback at the former president’s controversial 2015 Clean Water Rule.

Five years of California drought have been erased in a couple months as a conveyor belt of storms continues to punish the state. The wettest winter in decades is also piling snow in the Sierra Nevada, filling reservoirs, and thwarting anglers and fish.

Shot on location in Canada, Argentina, Montana, California, and Florida, Finding Fontinalis investigates the suspicious rumors of a world-record brookie said to be caught by John William Cook in 1915. That year Cook disappeared into the vast boreal forests of northern Ontario, eventually emerging with a 14.5-pound superlunker. A century later, three anglers descend upon the Chubut province of Argentina in search of giant brook trout that are no longer found in their native North American range due to habitat loss and degradation. The feature-length, downloadable version is now available for pre-ordering, here