Behold the Lionfish, as Transfixing as It Is Destructive

Lionfish, while spectacularly beautiful, are wreaking havoc on Caribbean reef habitats.

#bonaire, #caribbean-area, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-sport, #hunting-and-trapping, #marine-biology, #photography, #reefs, #travel-and-vacations

Meet Erica Nelson, a Female, Indigenous Fly Fishing Guide

She hooks tree branches, slips on rocks, and shines a light on the topics nobody talks about in her sport.

#colorado, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-sport, #native-americans, #orvis-inc, #podcasts, #women-and-girls

Documenting Los Angeles’s Unlikely Urban Fishermen

The act of fishing in Los Angeles seems almost defiant: a tranquil outdoors activity against a backdrop of concrete, litter and highway overpasses.

#concrete, #echo-park-los-angeles-calif, #fishing-sport, #glendale-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-river-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rivers

The Joy of Fly Fishing in Italy

Italy is not often mentioned as a fly fishing destination, but the wonder of Italian alpine fishing is now making itself known.

#dolomite-mountains-italy, #fishing-sport, #italy, #travel-and-vacations

Reconsidering Outdoor Travel in the West, as Wildfires Burn

Excessive heat and wildfires could disrupt the booming outdoor travel industry, as travelers now have to take a hotter and longer fire season into account.

#california, #fishing-sport, #global-warming, #hawaii, #idaho, #montana, #oregon, #travel-and-vacations, #washington-state, #wildfires

Montana’s Famed Trout Under Threat as Drought Intensifies

The state is imposing more restrictions on fishing this year as the combination of extreme conditions, including low river levels, fish die-offs and the crush of anglers, poses long-term problems.

#drought, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-sport, #montana, #rivers, #trout, #wildlife-die-offs, #your-feed-science

To Fish These Big Trout, Bring a Ladder

Landing the highly coveted Lahontan cutthroat trout requires special skill — and equipment.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #fishing-sport, #lakes, #pyramid-lake-nev, #trout, #truckee-river

Leigh Perkins, Who Built Orvis Into a Lifestyle Brand, Dies at 93

In 28 years at the company’s helm, he turned a small mail-order fishing tackle shop into a sporting brand with stores all over the country.

#deaths-obituaries, #fashion-and-apparel, #fishing-sport, #hunting-and-trapping, #orvis-inc, #perkins-leigh, #shopping-and-retail

On the Water in Alaska, Where Salmon Fishing Dreams Live On

Each summer, salmon begin their journey back to the rivers where they were spawned. Alaskan fishermen, along with whales, eagles and bears, share in the abundance.

#alaska, #bristol-bay-alaska, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #fishing-sport, #pacific-ocean, #salmon, #travel-and-vacations

Catch a Fish in Paris. Post on Social Media. Release.

A new, younger generation of fishers is taking over the banks of the Seine, transforming a centuries-old tradition into an underground culture.

#canals, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-sport, #graffiti, #paris-france, #rivers, #seine-river-france, #social-media, #youth

How Scientists Tracked Down a Mass Killer (of Salmon)

Something was decimating the salmon that had been restored to creeks around Puget Sound.

#chemicals, #environment, #fishing-commercial, #fishing-sport, #salmon, #science-journal, #tires, #water-pollution

Pandemic Crowds Bring ‘Rivergeddon’ to Montana’s Rivers

As urbanites flock to forests and rivers to escape coronavirus threats, trailheads are cramped with parked cars and fishing on the Madison River is like a Disneyland ride.

#bozeman-mont, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fishing-sport, #hikes-and-hiking, #montana, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #trek-bicycle-corp, #trout-unlimited

5 Black Women Who Are Catching Fish and Stares

The team, formed in the past few months, is trying to make a mark in the mostly white, mostly male world of competitive fishing.

#black-people, #fishing-sport, #north-carolina, #women-and-girls

Cheating in Utah Fishing Contest Results in Two Felony Convictions

Two men pleaded guilty to tampering to influence a contest, a third-degree felony, almost two years after the state started investigating where they caught their fish.

#animals, #bass-fish, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-sport, #lake-powell-utah-ariz, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

An Alaska Mine Project Might Be Bigger Than Acknowledged

In secretly recorded meetings, executives with the Pebble Mine project said the operation could run nine times longer than outlined in their permit filings.

#environment, #environmental-investigation-agency, #fishing-commercial, #fishing-sport, #mines-and-mining, #pebble-mine-bristol-bay-alaska, #salmon, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Montana, the Art of Crafting Fly-Fishing Rods

“One thing about Montana,” says Matt Barber, an owner of Tom Morgan Rodsmiths, a custom fly rod shop in Bozeman, “is if there’s a moving body of water, there is probably a trout in it.”

#bozeman-mont, #fishing-sport, #photography, #portugal, #travel-and-vacations, #trout

Drones, Hooks and Blood: Secrets of the Shark Fishermen of Long Island

‘I don’t want to encourage other people to do this.’

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environmental-conservation-department-nys, #fishing-sport, #long-island-ny, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #sharks

The Dangerous Allure of ‘Normal’ This Pandemic Summer

A fishing trip is a reminder of the impulses that stop us from protecting ourselves.

#alaska, #camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fishing-sport, #news-and-news-media, #quarantines, #salmon, #social-media, #summer-season

Check Your Basement for Old Fishing Gear

It might be worth thousands at auction.

#american-museum-of-fly-fishing, #antiques, #auctions, #collectors-and-collections, #fishing-sport

It’s Trump Jr. vs. Trump Sr. Over an Alaskan Mineral Mine

The move toward opening the Pebble Mine has surfaced a rare dispute between Donald Trump Jr. and his father’s administration.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #ayers-nick-1982, #bristol-bay-alaska, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #fishing-commercial, #fishing-sport, #mines-and-mining, #pebble-limited-partnership, #pebble-mine, #salmon, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government

Fly Casting on City Streets Is Weird. That’s Why I Love It.

I’m desperate to find pockets of joy wherever I can. Some people bake bread. I started street-casting on West 12th.

#catskills-nys-area, #fishing-sport, #new-york-city

Taking a Spear Into the Sea, and Washing Anxiety Away

I kept seeing people in Sydney carry spearguns to and from the ocean. To understand why, I held my breath and dived in.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fishing-sport, #oceans-and-seas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #spearfishing, #sydney-australia

My Isolation Breaking Point

I can’t wait for social distancing to end, so I can be alone again.

#boats-and-boating, #chesapeake-bay, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fishing-sport, #hogan-lawrence-j, #quarantines, #water-pollution