Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Conservation Reminder for River Fishing…

Steelhead...John McMillan/Seattle Times
A friendly and quick reminder passed from friend to friend on the importance of stream awareness from a conservation standpoint
– as posted through Joel/Royal Treatment Fly Fishing:

“….I would like to share part of an email I received from my dear friend, Frank Moore, down on the North Umpqua. His message is an important one, so listen up,...

Please impress on people that they must be very careful where they fish this time of year to avoid fishing over spawning fish. There are many pools here on the North Umpqua where they can fish for Steelhead that are not paired up and spawning. We need to leave those spawning fish alone. Please pass the word!
All the best, Frank & Jeanne

This is not a new problem, nor is it confined to the North Umpqua. Many of our rivers have overlapping winter and summer runs of Steelhead, with many anglers plying those waters.  All of us need to do our part to educate other anglers about identifying and protecting spawning areas. This fragile resource is ours to enjoy, and protect.”

Good thoughts for everyone to consider from Frank Moore on the Umpqua River! Enjoy the outdoors and tread lightly!