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The Definitive Guide to All the Trout in the United States

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This is a beautiful wild brook trout underwater in a spring fed stream. You won't find these colors on a stocked fish. There is a slight amount of grain in the shot which should be expected for a low light situation like this. - trout species in us

No fish entirely symbolizes America like the trout. Variations of this bedazzled wonder swim through every corner and crevice of the country, from the Pacific Northwest’s far reaches to the steamy South, New England, and all the places in between. We have put together a guide for every species of trout in the United States. […]

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Klamath River Dams Set to Be Demolished in World’s Largest Removal Project


Klamath River Dams

At least four dams in the Klamath River Basin in California and Oregon are set to be removed by 2024 in hopes of improving the habitat for declining salmon numbers. ABC News reported that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the plans to remove the four PacifiCorp-owned dams. The company estimates the removal efforts will […]

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Colorado Sees State Record for Brook Trout Broken for the Second Time This Year


Colorado State Record Brook Trout

They say records are made to be broken, but when it takes three quarters of a century, we can’t blame anyone for thinking a high mark in the fishing record books is unbeatable. Which is what makes it even more astonishing that Colorado’s brook trout record, which stood for 75 years, has been broken not […]

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Why The World Record Bluegill May Never Be Topped


World Record Bluegill

There’s something special about truly large panfish. Bluegills, crappies, sunfish, it doesn’t matter, they just seem to turn heads when they start growing to gargantuan proportions. Which is why we find it odd that one record fish doesn’t get talked about too often these days, and that’s the world record bluegill. Oddly enough, the same […]

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Fall Frogs: How To Fish Heavily Coated Grass Mats When Temps Drop


fishing frogs in the fall

Some might call it icing on the cake; although licking a finger full of this foamy, yellowish-green substance coating fall grass mats is ill-advised. However, if you’re seeking aggressive largemouth bass action, then “cheese” mats are the place to be. By late summer and into the fall, expansive grass mats develop a thick, slimy coating […]

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Mayfly Project: Mentoring Foster Kids Through Fly Fishing


The Mayfly Project is a nonprofit organization using fly fishing as a catalyst to mentor children living in foster care. The organization’s mission is to support children in foster care using fly fishing to introduce them to their local water ecosystems. The hope is that connecting participants to a rewarding hobby will provide an opportunity […]

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