Tippets: Looking Under Rocks, DIY Stripping Basket, Trucking Past Diversions, Westslope Cutthroats Recovering
- John Weiss of The Post-Bulletin passes along advice from Ann Miller, an aquatic biologist and author from Michigan: be sure to look under rocks before fishing. Midwest anglers can learn more practical tips in her book Hatch Guide for Upper Midwest Streams.
- A good stripping basket is all but required for certain types of fishing and, while they are commercially available, making one yourself is certainly an option, writes Nick Curcione.
- In reaction to very low water levels that have prevented steelhead from migrating past the Second Falls on Minnesota’s Knife River, officials have begun to transport the fish in trucks past the obstruction.
- An intensive, decade-long program to restore Montana’s westslope cutthroat trout is working, according to one Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park’s official. The fish has been hurt by breeding with non-native species.