Striper Signals

  • By: Ted Williams
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If you care about fishing along the Atlantic coast for striped bass, be afraid—very afraid.

Conservation

  • By: Ted Williams

No crisis Confronting America's fish and wildlife is more pressing and more fixable than the emasculation of the Clean Water Act. In neutering this landmark legislation, the Bush administration twisted two bizarre Supreme Court decisions into enforcement "guidance" that rendered "isolated" wetlands, headwaters, vernal pools, intermittent streams and ephemeral streams - which, together, comprise at least 60 percent of the nation's waters - unprotected.

British Columbia Update

  • By: Ehor Boyanowsky
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The Thompson, on of the great rivers of British Columbia, is closed to steelhead fishing. What this means for anglers and what you can do about ite...

Back to the Past

  • By: Ted Williams
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NEAR MY FISHING CAMP IN NEW Hampshire’s Rockingham County, there’s this archeological site said to have been constructed by ancient druids or their precursors. Several large, flat stones have grooves—blood grooves, we are told. Now that the site has been physically restored, a volunteer 501c3 citizens’ organization is attempting to restore historical function as well, including the sacrifice of virgins (though only on summer weekends for tour groups).

State of Our Trout II

  • By: Ted Williams
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Last issue I promised and delivered some good news about the recovery of the West's imperiled trout, though in the case of Paiute cutthroat recovery-aborted for the fourth time by retired macroinvertebrate researcher Nancy Erman and her troupe of loud, aggressive, fish-stupid chemophobes-you had to look hard for it. Herewith, good news that- once you get past some discouraging elements-is more obvious.

Herring Hearsay

  • By: Ted Williams
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In what should be America's most important river-herring refuge, superstition suppresses these imperiled fish.

Dam Stupid

  • By: Ted Williams

When it comes to the "new" Columbia/Snake salmon plan, the courts have had it with federal arrogance.

Who Hates Trout Rivers?

  • By: Ted Williams
The Elk River flows out of the Appalachian Mountains and is one of the few rivers in West Virgina with wild rainbows  browns and

West Virginia is soiling some of the East's finest wild-trout water

The Mining Law of 1872

  • By: Ted Williams
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The law that time forgot

Property Rights and Wrongs

Property-rights groups have opposed wild and scenic designations for rivers across the country.

Why anglers should worry about the property-rights movement