Tippets: Streamers and Wind, Avoiding Skunks, Portion of Yakima Closed, New Observational Vessel
- Streamers are better when the wind is up because weight helps you feel the cast better, casts don’t have to be as precise, and the wind usually knocks down any hatch occurring, writes Tim Wade of the Cody Enterprise.
- Boiling your socks and buying hot dogs are two folksy remedies for repeated skunks on the river. But also beware of the jinx.
- The Yakima Nation in Washington has shutdown fishing along the Boundary Reach area of the Yakima River. The section, popular to those targeting whitefish, has been closed in response to anglers illegally targeting steelhead and sometimes harvesting them.
- An unmanned, remotely controlled vessel called The Wave Glider could be the future of fisheries observation. The vessel, more versatile and cheaper than traditional manned boats, will allow scientists to study seasonal migration and feeding patterns.