Tippets: Catch & Release, Corps to Monitor Pollution, Beaver Island

August 9, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Mid-summer, when fishing is often at its best, is also one of the most vital times for proper catch-and-release techniques. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources shares best practices via The Fishing Wire.
  • After a lawsuit filed by a conservation group over oil spills from dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers in Oregon and Washington, a groundbreaking legal settlement ruled that for the first time in its history the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways.
  • In a recent post on Fishing Poet, Matt Smythe recounts a recent trip to Beaver Island and his first time chasing carp with a fly rod.