New video on the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone Park!

Here’s a new video on this past summer’s trip to Yellowstone Park with good friends, Bill and Chuck from Pittsburgh, and my son, Diego. Those trips enrich my everyday life for the rest of the year as I think back on those special times in a spectacular location.

Found this at the Mouth of Little Canadaway Creek

While on a recent guide trip, I found this odd looking creature that was later confirmed as a mudpuppy. The common mudpuppy is a species of salamander in the genus Necturus. Fall breeding activities take place in the shallow waters of lakes and streams at depths ranging from only decimeters to several meters beneath rock slabs, logs, or planks.

 

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Fishing with Diego and Arnold

My son, Diego, and I have been investigating the many canals and lakes in the Miami area and our guide has been

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Arnold, an old steelhead client and friend who retired after working 34 years for the Miami Herald. He is presently a fishing columnist for the Waterfront Times in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Here’s a new video from last week’s trip to visit my folks in Miami, Florida.

 

 

Youth Fly Fishing Program Reintroduces Brook Trout

kids-with-buckets-72-300x225This fall, the S.A.R.E.P. Youth Fly Fishing Program again performed its annual brook trout stocking into the Canadaway Creek in Western New York. The efforts of parents, community members and children foster a sense of stewardship that will protect the local stream for present and future generations while they also learn a bit about their home waters.

The brook trout that are put into the stream are ready to spawn and our hopes are to create a newpopulation of the species that will survive long term in the stream. Initial reports are positive andencouraging as local residents have found brook trout moving into smaller me-recording-300x249tributaries to spawn and electroshocking reports have found large healthy brook trout surviving the hottest months of the year. The stocking is financed through grants and the generous support of a private donor, Doug Manly.

Here’s a short video of our latest efforts.