Getting Serious About Bluelining

April 5, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

No doubt there are hundreds of unnamed anglers who scour secret drainages for wild trout, but Ed Hayne of Charleston, West Virginia, has found at least 200 more trout streams than existed in the state’s Division of Natural Resources’s lists. “‘I got a structural geologic map of the state and learned how to read it,’ he said. ‘I learned to look for surface formations that contain limestone, because the presence of limestone helps buffer the effects of acid rain. My batting average for finding new trout streams went up significantly.'”
John McCoy also offers a review of resources for blueliners in a separate article. In the Charleston Gazette.
Looking for more info on stream geology? Read Tom Rosenbauer’s excellent “Rich and Poor Trout Streams” on MidCurrent.