Tippets: Color & Wings, Low Levels in Lake Powell, Holding Bonefish

May 15, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • Alex Cerveniak takes a detailed look at placement of a mayfly dun from a fish-eye view, up from below. What do trout see; and moreover, what matters most? Read more via Trout Lab.
  • Sustained drought has severely hit Lake Powell, the key reservoir for much of the Southwest United States. Recent aerial satellite images from NASA show the impact on water levels. And despite the influx of recent snow and storms, “Slight improvement in the Colorado basin water supply is like expecting a road-killed jackrabbit to feed a whole pack of hungry coyotes,” says Randall Julander, a U.S. Department of Agriculture hydrologist. “It’s not nearly enough to go around.”
  • Making the transition from freshwater to salt can pose some difficulties at first, and there are certainly differences in handling techniques. Louis Cahill outlines some tips for holding your first bonefish, via Gink & Gasoline.