Tippets: Where & How, San Joaquin Salmon Revival, Photographing the Colorado River Delta

  • Focusing on where fish are holding instead of how to catch them is the first step to success, writes Chad Shmukler in Hatch Magazine. “After all, you can’t catch fish that aren’t there, regardless of how perfect your pattern choice is.”
  • In a huge step for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program, 54,000 juvenile spring-run Chinook salmon will make the journey from the upper San Joaquin River to the Pacific Ocean, even during California’s record drought. “Achieving forward progress during a drought also highlights the importance of the Restoration Program’s efforts to improve management of water supplies in the region in ways that benefit everyone,” explains Monty Schmitt via NRDC Switchboard.
  • Photographer John Trotter recently spent 10 days in Mexico documenting the return of the Colorado River to its Delta. Along with the historic flows, Trotter focused on the culture and people flora and fauna.  “The Colorado River is so important to the whole equation of civilization,” he explains. “I thought, ‘However I want to figure out this river, it seems like the best place to go is down there where it stops.’” Via High Country News.
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