Tippets: Carpicide Tournament, Southern California Steelhead, Source of the Nile

June 10, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • CarpPro and Isthmus Fly Fishing are partnering for the catch and release carp fishing tournament, “Carpicide,” held annually in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, June 21, 2014. Proceeds go to benefit the local chapter of Trout Unlimited.
  • With an estimated 500 wild Southern California steelhead left on earth, scattered across coastal waters between San Luis Obispo and the Mexican border, the endangered species has gained attention from anglers, conservation groups, and state wildlife agencies. In a recent piece in The Los Angeles Times, Louis Sahagun reports on a day spent out on the water, searching for secluded populations.
  • A new book, The Explorers by Martin Dugard, highlights the 1856 expedition of two British explorers, Richard Burton and John Speke, who set out to find the source of the longest river in the world: the Nile. Catch the interview with Dugard on NPR.