Tippets: Summer Trout, Ocean Acidification, Storm Safety

July 9, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Come summer, fish in pressured fisheries become educated and wary. Kirk Deeter has some sage advice on strategies for catching big trout mid-summer. Via Field & Stream.
  • Ocean waters are seeing rising acidity levels, caused by rising rates of carbon dioxide. This change is killing shellfish and could cause neurological changes in fish populations as well, say scientists. But there is good work being done to fight the impacts and help species adapt and recover. Via Pacific Standard.
  • Severe weather often hits while out on the water, and Mike Sepelak has a timely reminder about lightning: don’t mess with it. “Live to fish another day.” Via Hatch Magazine.