Angler catches salmon

Designed and handcrafted to help anglers master the full gamut of torturous trolling techniques used to target heavy, hard-pulling salmon and steelhead, all-new St. Croix Onchor Salmon and Steelhead rods were conceived in the Pacific Northwest for the benefit of salmon trollers everywhere. Effective trolling requires building a spread to match the changeable conditions at hand. Presenting diverse lures and baits on multiple rods to cover different parts of the spread often means complex delivery systems; downriggers, planer boards, directional…

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Bristol Bay Salmon

The world’s largest sockeye salmon run passes through Alaska’s Bristol Bay, where an expected 72 million sockeye will return this summer. This thriving and productive fishery is threatened, however, by the proposed Pebble Mine, a massive, open-pit gold and copper mine situated directly upstream from Bristol Bay. In late May, the EPA announced a rule under the Clean Water Act to prohibit discharges of toxic waste from mining the Pebble deposit into the Bristol Bay watershed, marking a potential veto…

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Captain James Keller’s Class-SEA WON the 2021 Sheboygan Salmon Cup (Lake Michigan Tournament Trail) held June 12 & 13. This was a dramatic finish with the winning fish caught with 10 minutes left to fish. Class-SEA had to be between the Piers at 1:00pm and arrived at 12:56pm! Class-SEA’s 2 day total weight was 129.1#, winning by .45lbs. The Crew was Captain Keller & Captain Russell Gahagan, Reel Shot Pro’s; Bubba Golding, best big man on the lake and Lilly…

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Snake River - Grand Teton National Park

On February 6, U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) released an ambitious proposal to overhaul the hydrology of the Lower Snake River and provide support for the numerous industries reliant on the river system. According to the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the congressman’s proposal shows his continued commitment to tackling the region’s problematic infrastructure and restoring the rapidly declining salmon populations. Rep. Simpson notes that the four Lower Snake River Dams, long targeted for removal by conservation groups including ASA, provide…

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The American Sportfishing Association(ASA) supports the announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the proposed Pebble Mine, a massive mineral extraction mining development in Alaska’s Bristol Bay area, cannot be permitted as proposed. The Pebble Mine threatens one of the world’s most productive wild salmon strongholds. Pebble Limited Partnership, the mine’s developer, must now outline how it will address the proposed mine’s damage to nearby wetlands and waterways. Within 90 days, the company must show how it will…

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