Category Archives: Fly Fishing

Winter Is Here

The Autumn months have always been my favorite season.  Chasing summer and late-summer run steelhead in the Trinity & Klamath River systems has been the pinnacle of fly fishing for me.  But, in the past couple of years, all of … Continue reading

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The Beast In The Wilderness

He may not be a house hold name in the steelhead fishing world yet, but that’s all about to change. Joining the crew of The GRAB, on our next trip into the wilderness, is infamous cinematographer Phil Eastvold; aka Phil … Continue reading

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The Carmel River – Restoring a Central Coast Gem

I don’t know how I missed this news, but earlier this summer, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted 4 to 1, in favor of removing the antiquated San Clemente Dam on the Carmel River.  The National Marine Fisheries Service … Continue reading

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The Ecology, Life and Future of the Eel River

The Friends Of The Eel River presents the Eel River Symposium on April 14, in Fortuna. The event will be held at the Fortuna River Lodge at 1800 S. 12th St. Fortuna, CA and will feature presentations by Mary Power PhD, … Continue reading

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March Storms, Mud and A Glimmer of Hope

The last two weeks have been plagued with a slew of storms that have punished Northern California for its’ mild winter.  Every river is high, muddy and unfishable.  This event, and the quickly approaching March 31 closure, is spelling D-O-O-M … Continue reading

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Elwha River Running Naturally for the First Time in a Century

We’ve been posting news of the Elwha River in Washington state a lot lately, because there’s a lot happening.  The deconstruction of two dams on the Elwha, began in September and is way ahead of schedule.  Within the next few … Continue reading

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Elwha River Chinook Salmon Photograph

This antiquated photograph popped up on the Wild Steelhead Coalition’s page today. This is evidence of how large the salmon, that once ascended the Elwha, were.  There are records of 100 pound Chinook Salmon that swam those waters, before the … Continue reading

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Heading North

I put the new Gopro to use this week on our way up to fish for the movie.  Check it out!

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Suit Filed to Block Elwha River Hatchery Program in Washington State

Conservation groups filed suit this week, against Olympic National Park, NOAA Fisheries Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and representatives of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, for violating the Endangered Species Act.  The Wild Fish Conservancy, The Conservation Angler, the Federation … Continue reading

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City Boy Lost on the North Coast

I dragged my good friend and cameraman, Ed Blair, out of the city and up to the North Coast last week to shoot the first winter segment for the movie.  The fishing was tough to say the least.  The Steelhead … Continue reading

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