Tippets: Over-Stocked, Oil Spill on the Poudre, Staying Safe in Bear Country

June 30, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Just like freeways in Los Angeles, “Put too many fish in a river and everything gets plugged up, and everyone starts acting weird,” writes Kirk Deeter in a recent piece on Fly Talk, explaining why over-stocked rivers are bad for fish and anglers alike. Via Field & Stream.
  • Due to spring flooding and high runoff, a caved and eroded riverbank caused a 7,500-gallon storage tank of crude oil to drop from its foundation and drain into the Cache La Poudre River, Colorado’s only designated National Wild and Scenic River, located southeast of Fort Collins.
  • In many parts of the United States, trout country is also bear country. Phil Monahan has a good piece on the Orvis blog, reminding anglers about deterrent techniques and good old common sense strategies for staying safe on the water.