Category Archives: Steelhead
Instead of the the typical turkey-day traditions, we decided to go swing flies for steelhead this Thanksgiving. The fishing was slow, but we still managed to get some tugs and even landed a couple fish. Here’s some evidence.
Shot on location at Nicholas Dean Lodge by Fly Max Films. This film is an audience favourite featuring April Vokey fly fishing for steelhead on the beautiful Skeena watershed.
New update on the Moldy Chum today – looks like the Elwha is safe from an influx of hatchery fish for now…
Non-native hatchery steelhead will not be released into the Elwha River and its tributaries this year, say four conservation groups that earlier this month filed suit against federal agencies and officials of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (in their official capacities) for releases of hatchery fish into the Elwha. The groups announced today that they have reached an agreement with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (LEKT), where the four groups agreed not to seek a preliminary injunction against the LEKT’s release of hatchery-raised “Chambers Creek” steelhead, and the LEKT agreed not to release those fish this year.
For the full article, check out Wild Steelhead Coalition‘s website.
from the MoldyChum:
Last week the Hatchery Scientific Review Group (HSRG), an independent federal science review panel released a long awaited review of the Elwha Hatchery programs. Not surprisingly the HSRG came to many of the same conclusions as we did in choosing to join the Wild Fish Conservancy, Wild Steelhead Coalition and Conservation Angler in a lawsuit against the Elwha hatchery program.
Read more and download the document here.
MoldyChum has been following the Elwha project for some time now. The removal of the dam has been a high point of 2011 for many anglers/conservationists, but short-sighted goals of how to use the resource have now brought the groups that had been working together into conflict. Details can be found on the Chum.