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A Look at the Steelhead Industry in Ohio, Pennsylvania

When you think of steelhead, you probably think of the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, and Alaska. These places are the bastions of giant, native, wild steelhead. But there's another steelhead fishery in the United States - and it's worth millions. This interesting article from Farm and Dairy looks at the multi-million dollar industry that is steelhead...

Podcast: The Articulate Fly with Patrick Robinson

In this episode of The Articulate Fly, host Marvin Cash sits down to talk all things steelhead with Patrick Robinson, the director of operations for Steelhead Alley Outfitters. You can listen to the entire show below.

Lake Superior Steelhead: Tips to Land Your First Chrome

When most anglers think of steelhead, they think of the ever-diminishing runs in the Pacific Northwest. But there's a decent steelhead fishery in the Great Lakes; specifically, in Lake Superior. While these fish aren't native to Lake Superior, they offer a great chance to hook into fish most anglers spend a lifetime chasing. You can read Gear Junkie's guide...

Snake River Dams to Stay for Now

While it's not exactly a surprise, it's still disheartening to hear the news that the four dams on the Lower Snake River won't be removed anytime soon. According to news shared by the Wild Steelhead Coalition and ABC, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and Bonneville Power Administration released a joint Environmental Impact Statement...

Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead

In this one hour video, Tom Rosenbauer breaks down all the essentials of fly fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead. Using indicators or tight-line nymphing, swinging flies to learning about where steelhead will hold in a river, this detailed video covers it all.

Wild Steelhead: Can't We Let Them Live?

This thoughtful, important article in The Drake is an absolute must-read for every angler. Dax Messet does an incredible job of breaking down the hypocrisy of steelhead conservation efforts and current laws surrounding harvest and fishing. Messet himself spends 40-60 days a year fishing Oregon's coast for these fish, so he's definitely speaking from a...

Governors Asked to Save Steelhead and Salmon

Last week saw a potential move in a positive direction for salmon and steelhead recovery efforts in the Pacific Northwest. A large group of regional and local utility companies, along with conservation and transportation groups, penned a letter to the governors of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, asking them to finally make real progress on salmon...

Podcast: Josh Mills on Fly Fishing Consultant

The most recent episode of the podcast "Fly Fishing Consultant" is live, with guest Josh Mills on to talk shop about steelhead. Mills is a passionate steelhead angler, and in this episode he talks with host Rob Snowhite about the ongoing issues with Washington steelhead. Give it a listen as you start your week.

Podcast: The Steelhead Guardian

Steelhead have been in the news a lot this year, and the coverage hasn't always been positive. From the fish farms in Puget Sound, to declining returns, it often feels like there's little to be positive about when it comes to steelhead. That's where the latest episode of The Barbless Co. Podcast really shines. In this episode, Lee Spencer - known as "The...

New Steelhead Farm in Puget Sound

In late January, Cooke Aquaculture was granted approval from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to begin farming steelhead in Puget Sound, per the Seattle Times. Cooke is the same company that was fined over $330,000 in 2017 after some of their Atlantic salmon escaped into Puget Sound, creating an ecological disaster in introducing a...