Tippets: Trashed, Fishing the Gene Pool, Tips for High Spring Flows

  • Capt. Sonny Schindler, with Shore Thing Fishing Charters out of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, recently caught a redfish with a 12-ounce water bottle found inside its stomach. Check out Sport Fishing Magazine for more on the story, and remember, keep your trash in the boat.
  • What is the value of a species? Of genetic diversity? These questions are posed by new research involving the cedar sculpin and westslope cutthroat trout in Montana. Understanding genetic variances may help species cope with clinmate change, explains Matthew Frank. “Genetically unique stocks of the fish would have different evolutionary histories; some may have been selected for dealing with warmer climates.” Via NewsWatch, National Geographic.
  • Johnny Spillane reminds us that high water is no reason to stay off the water. Check out his recent article on Gink & Gasoline for tips on fishing through spring runoff.
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