Tippets: Front Range Flooding, Steelhead Facts, Expectations for Musky Fishing

  • After the catastrophic flooding on Colorado’s Front Range, oil and gas wells have spilled into groundwater, streams and rivers. Environmentalists are calling for a second look at “state regulations that allowed drilling pads to be set alongside rivers and streams in the first place,” writes Jack Healy in The New York Times.
  • Steelhead fishing has developed a unique and passionate following, especially in the Pacific Northwest and the Great Lakes region. Phil Monahan writes about the methods and culture surrounding these fish on the Orvis blog.
  • Any trip involving musky should come with “reasonable expectations,” writes Cameron Mortenson. Read his thoughts on the mental play-ins as well as gear after a recent trip to Hayward, Wisconsin on The Fiberglass Manifesto.
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