Doing what we can as anglers to ensure the future of the OP fishery

In Washington by Dwayne MeadowsLeave a Comment

Change is never easy. This is particularly true for anglers. We are passionate about our fishing and our fish – in this case steelhead. We are reluctant to change, if only because we have lost great steelhead fisheries to closure, such as the Skagit, and fear losing further opportunity. But in the face of such change, we must ask ourselves: Would …

Meadows: Survey results not suprising

In Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington by Shauna SherardLeave a Comment

  By Dwayne Meadows Some folks might be surprised at the results of a recent poll of steelhead anglers commissioned by Trout Unlimited. The survey of more than 600 anglers from Oregon, Washington, and California found a strong majority of anglers in favor of both protecting wild steelhead runs and a balanced management approach, with some rivers managed for hatchery …

Go Wild: Poll shows support for conservation

In Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington by Shauna Sherard2 Comments

    It turns out that most steelhead anglers, despite our reputation, actually agree on a lot of things. Today, Trout Unlimited released the results of an extensive poll of more than 630 active steelhead anglers in California, Oregon and Washington that reveals broad support for wild steelhead conservation and for managing fisheries to sustain wild steelhead populations. Indeed, this …

Show me the science

In Washington by Shauna SherardLeave a Comment

Editors Note: We’re all about sound science here at Wild Steelheaders United. But we’re also about education and respectful dialogue (see credo number 5). Recently we heard from an angler on the topic of setting some rivers aside for wild fish only (as the state of Washington is looking to do with their gene bank proposal). The angler argued that instead …

The Wild Steelheader September

In Steelhead Files by Dwayne MeadowsLeave a Comment

     September 17, 2015 Hello,At last, the most wonderful time of the year is upon us – the season of wild steelhead. After a scorching summer, we are seeing rain and cooler nights and a renewed sense of urgency among anglers. It’s time to start patching waders, sorting tackle, fixing reels – time to keep one eye to the …