Posted By: Kyle Smith

Throwback Thursday- A Friendly Reminder: Hatchery Steelhead Are Tasty

With summer just around the corner, the Wild Steelheaders crew is feeling a bit nostalgic.  Winter rods are packed up and summer steelhead are a ways away, and we’ve been finding ourselves daydreaming of tiny flies, drylines, baseball games, cherry pie, and some of the internet’s most prolific fishy blog posts.  In the spirit of … Continued

TU’s Chris Wood Speaking at Idaho’s Energy, Salmon, Agriculture, and Community Conference

  On Tuesday, April 23rd, the Andrus Center for Public Policy will host government representatives, fish advocates, grain growers, energy executives and other stakeholders at its annual environmental conference at Idaho’s Boise State University. The theme of the 2019 Andrus conference is Energy, Salmon, Agriculture and Community: Can We Come Together?   Trout Unlimited and … Continued

North Idaho Field Coordinator Job Opening

Hey folks! Do you love steelhead?  Do you love the public lands that provide them cold, clean water?  Well do we have an opportunity for you.  Trout Unlimited is hiring a North Idaho Field Coordinator to work on protecting those very things.  Don’t miss this opportunity to join a great team doing great things.  What … Continued

In Support of a Hatchery Steelhead Program in the Upper Willamette

  By Dean Finnerty, Wild Steelhead Initiative Director Trout Unlimited’s Wild Steelhead Initiative is all about increasing populations of wild steelhead across their native range. Why should we care so much about wild steelhead? There are several reasons, among them the fact that wild steelhead cost nothing to produce, they can be more aggressive towards … Continued

Honoring Two Oregon Treasures and Protecting Steamboat Creek

Last Thursday, a small group of local advocates gathered in Roseburg, Oregon to pay homage to Frank and Jeanne Moore. Frank is a WWII veteran who landed on the beaches of Normandy, and upon returning from his service settled with his wife Jeanne on the banks of the North Umpqua River. There the couple built … Continued

Protecting Oregon’s Steelhead Heritage

Few Oregonians have had a more profound, positive influence on so many people in the Beaver State than Frank and Jeanne Moore. This remarkable couple, whose decades-long efforts to protect Oregon’s natural treasures—in particular steelhead streams and native flowers—have been an inspiration for many, were recently honored by the nation with the passage of the … Continued

Oregon Wildlands and Frank Moore Bills Need Your Help

Thanks to the leadership of elected officials in Oregon who understand the importance of wild places, and the value salmon and steelhead bring to our outdoor economy, there’s a decent chance that Oregon could end up with some new public lands protections in the next few days. As we posted last week, the halls of … Continued

Lame Duck Hope

As you’re reading this, we’re right in the middle of the 2018 lame duck session of the US Congress. The lame duck session of Congress is that period following an election, but before newly elected legislators assume their roles and outgoing members bid farewell to their offices. This is a time when both parties try to … Continued

Act Now to Help Protect the Methow Headwaters

We need your support to help urge the BLM to protect the Methow Headwaters and the habitat it provides for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, bull trout, mountain whitefish, Chinook salmon, and steelhead.  A mineral withdrawal would make the 340,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land in the Upper Methow Valley off-limits to large-scale mining for the … Continued

Guest Post: Dry Line Dedication

Wild Steelheaders United is firmly committed to supporting all angling methods, so long as those methods minimize impacts on fish during all phases of angling activity. Perhaps the least impactful method of steelhead angling is the dry line, where success is measured in fish per season rather than fish per day. Todd Hirano is a … Continued