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Ditch Fishing

October 6, 2014

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This spring I was sent a photo of my cousin pictured with a 22 inch brown trout monster. He isn’t much of a fisherman himself so it was quite a fish for him to be hookin’ into. I eagerly asked him where he caught it: “The dry bed behind my house.” he responded. He lives […]

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Last Minute Steelhead Trip on the Salmon River, ID? Don’t Mind if I Do. (and Kast Gear plug)

April 16, 2014

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OK, so if Colby from Kast Gear calls and says, “Hey, what are you doing tomorrow?”  your answer should always be…. “My day is wide open.” Well that happened a couple weeks ago, and I’m glad it did.  Steelhead on the fly is just an awesome time, every time.  We met in Idaho Falls early […]

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What is the Hot Log?

March 10, 2014

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Product Review Fishing is great in the winter months. The problem is the frigid temperatures, snow and frozen eyelets you have to endure! I’ve scoured the internet trying to find different products to stay warm or at least comfortable for these kind of fishing days. Recently I stumbled across a solution. This is the perfect, […]

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letter to Utah Governor HB37

January 27, 2014

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From USAC: January 23, 2014 Governor Gary Herbert 350 North State Street, Suite 200 PO Box 142220 Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2220 Dear Governor Herbert, Congratulations, Governor, on receiving the 2014 ‘Friend of the Industry’ award. It is clear that you have made a substantial commitment to furthering the Outdoor Industry in Utah, and making it […]

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COME JOIN US ON TUESDAY!

January 13, 2014

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  ATTENTION UTAH COUNTY – COME JOIN US ON TUESDAY! Speaker Becky Lockhart will be hosting all of Utah County’s Representatives and Senators for a town hall meeting. If you live in Utah County, we need you at this event to show your support for HB37. A series of talking points about our legislative compromise can […]

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Update from USAC

October 8, 2013

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USAC (Utah Steam Access Coalition) sends a news letter once and while and this message was sent today.  If you are not subscribed to the news letter then get on it! This issue is ours to Win.   The next Legislative Session begins on January 27th. So why are we contacting you so early? The […]

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Meat Eatingest – The Taming of the Shrews!

September 7, 2013

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rainbow trout eating mice

Fly Fishing With Meat One of my favorite ways to fly fish is to Huck big meat at hungry trout!  Well, I came across this article from Nature Conservancy and found out that there are some meat eating rainbows in Alaska!  And did you hear about the Brown Trout in Silver Creek eating Voles? ( […]

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Video Contest

September 7, 2013

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  It’s video contest time!!! Anglers, paddlers, water users – we know you’ve been affected by our limited stream access. As the old adage goes, if a picture is worth a thousand words, then how much more would a video say? Utah Stream Access Coalition is proud to be hosting a Fall Video Contest for you to […]

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Successful Golden Trout Project.

August 8, 2013

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Fly Fishing Colorado Golden Trout I found this interesting article about the introduction of golden trout in Summit County’s Old Dillon Reservoir.  I’m curious if anyone is familiar with this project and has any insight? ENJOY! Courtesy of the Summit Daily   “Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials, in conjunction with the Old Dillon Reservoir Authority, introduced […]

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Are Forage Fish Being De-Populated?

July 17, 2013

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Conservation Savvy I don’t live very close to the ocean nor do I fish it as often as I would like, but this is an interesting video by the PEW foundation. I would be very interested in our readers take on this topic. Thoughts?

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Update from the Utah Stream Access Coalition

February 20, 2013

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Latest news from USAC. We Did it!! Legislative Update Last Friday was a win for stream access in Utah. Over 400 people showed up at the Capitol steps to support our cause. Objective number one was accomplished: HB 68 was withdrawn from consideration by the Legislature. It was your calls, your emails and letters, and […]

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Rally at Capitol was a hit

February 18, 2013

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USAC rally at utah state capitol

Last Friday was the rally at the State Capitol opposing HB68.  We met up on the Capitol steps at 10am.  We were able to listen to representatives from USAC as well as Rep. Dixon M. Pitcher which is helping USAC draft a bill to combat HB68.  This bill I have heard will reflect language that has been adopted […]

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Rally it UP!!

February 9, 2013

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Utah Stream Access Coalition

see full event details at USAC Facebook page UTAH RALLY FOR PUBLIC WATER ACCESS Salt Lake City, Utah – Utah Stream Access Coalition will be holding a Press Conference and Rally to fight the proposed House Bill68 and to support a new bill (yet to be numbered) sponsored be Rep. Dixon M. Pitcher to offer Compromise. We […]

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USAC Update, URGENT!!

January 28, 2013

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The 2013 legislative session starts TODAY! It is URGENT that we all contact our Representatives right NOW to   OPPOSE HB68!! The assault on public stream access has already begun behind closed doors! House Bill 68 [HB68] WILL lock down Utah’s public waters to private interests. TODAY is the time to make a final stand. […]

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Utah Stream Access Coalition Update: 2012 & 2013 Outlook.

January 24, 2013

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Conservation – USAC The Utah Stream Access Coalition is a group we have followed, supported, and admired since its inception.  They are a great group striving to get Utah’s anglers access to it’s fine fisheries. We just wanted to give an update of what they’ve seen happen in 2012 and the outlook for 2013.   […]

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Support USAC, Buy a shirt!

November 27, 2012

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utah stream access coalition shirt

The fight for Utah’s water is still going on.  We all need to do what we can to help out this fight.  With the theme of “Giving Tuesday” check out a way you can all support USAC. Good Morning, You have made thus far since Thanksgiving Thursday. With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday […]

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Utah’s hatcheries returning to full force

October 8, 2012

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By Brett Prettyman | The Salt Lake Tribune There was a time not long ago when crumbling concrete raceways and birds feasting on fingerling were the biggest concerns of Utah state fish hatchery officials. In recent years much larger issues have emerged — namely whirling disease, bacterial coldwater disease and New Zealand mud snails — […]

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Officials poison fish in lakes to bring back native cutthroat trout

September 14, 2012

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Post taken from KSL.com SPIRIT LAKE, Daggett County — Killing every fish in a group of lakes and streams to make the fishing better sounds counterintuitive, but that’s exactly what state and federal wildlife officials have done here. Using boats, backpack sprayers and five-gallon buckets, a team of 60 people introduced rotenone Wednesday into the Middle Fork […]

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Always Learning

August 28, 2012

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Casting 4 a Cure 2012

I learned a hard lesson over the weekend while fishing On the South Fork of the Snake River.  We we fortune it enough to participate in a charity fly fishing tournament for Casting 4 A Cure last Friday and Saturday.  Ever year we try and raise money for this great group.  We have been able to donate […]

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The Winner Is……

August 14, 2012

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Craig Zimmerman from Billings, MT is the winner of our ContourRoam HD Camera. Thanks for buying a shirt and donating to Casting 4 a Cure.

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