Tippets: Lake Michigan Fishing Forecast, Matching Rod Size to Quarry, Lawsuit to Protect Sturgeon

  • Howard Meyerson predicts a cold summer for Lake Michigan, and smaller-sized salmon and steelead. Read more about the assessment of the fishery via The Outdoor Journal.
  • Choosing the right rod size, especially for warm water angling, is important for the health of the fish in catch-and-release. “This is true to all fly anglers, whether you’re chasing smallmouths, muskies, steelhead, trout, or tarpon. We all have a responsibility to do what is best for the quarry we pursue,” writes Kip Vieth of Wildwood Float Trips. Via the Orvis blog.
  • The Natural Resources Defense Council together with the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, has filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service for not designating “critical habitat” for population segments of Atlantic sturgeon listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Read more on NRDC’s Switchboard.
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