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The Seasons of Stillwater

Dear John,

 

Our next show – The Seasons of Stillwater – Rocky Mountains

 

Richard’s expertise is high mountain stillwater fly fishing.

He’ll be talking with us about the stillwater fishing seasons in the Rocky Mountain region, detailing what the fishing conditions will be, what hatches occur and best methods to fish at that time of year. Join us a get dialed into high mountain stillwater fly fishing.

 

Go to his ‘ASK’ page using the link below and ask him a question…

 

http://www.askaboutflyfishing.com/speakers/richard-pilatzke/

 

Tune in, Wednesday April 16th to hear his answers…

 

6:00 PM Pacific

7:00 PM Mountain

8:00 PM Central

9:00 PM Eastern

 

To access the show using the Internet just visit our home page at the time of the show and you’ll see the red link ‘Listen to the LIVE Show’,just click on this link to launch our media player and listen to the broadcast.

 

http://www.askaboutflyfishing.com

 

One click and you’re listening in LIVE.

 

Thanks, we hope you enjoy the show!

 

D. Roger Maves

www.AskAboutFlyFishing.com

 

 

healthy recipes -

 

With Easter just one week away, it’s the perfect time to start planning your Easter menu, which hopefully will include many desserts! Although the title of this post is 39 Healthy Easter Recipes, you’ll also find some Passover-friendly recipes below. And I learned how to put the healthy Easter recipes into a cute little picture gallery. Hope you enjoy!
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If you spend hours scouring Pinterest for the most delicious healthy recipes out there, it’s time to spend some time checking out the following delicious dinners—each of these healthy meals have been pinned thousands of times! Whether you … 2. Sweet Potato, Chickpea, and Quinoa Veggie Burger. Jenny Sugar. A riff on a traditional veggie burger, this bean- and grain-based spicy chickpea, barley, and quinoa burger has more than 16 grams of protein. This recipe is ……via The 25 Most Popular Healthy Recipes on Pinterest – Women’s Health

The Fly Line

Alaska King Salmon

Posted by paula_dobbyn, on Thursday, February 13th, 2014

by Mark Hieronymus, Sportfishing Outreach Coordinator

TU Alaska Program

Of all the salmon species in Alaska, the king salmon is the most highly regarded. Folks come to Alaska from all over the world for a chance to catch a king on sport tackle, and every year the Southeast commercial troll fleet gears up for the short but intense opener to harvest these valuable fish. The largest of the Pacific salmon, the king attained historical weights approaching triple figures and is considered the sport angler’s prize fish, renowned for its fighting ability and unsurpassed as table fare. For the commercial fisherman, they represent the most value-per-pound of all the Pacific salmon and the fish most folks identify as the symbol of Alaska’s commercial fisheries. The least populous of all the salmon species in Alaska, the king is now facing troubling times as statewide productivity is decreasing and opportunities for both sport and commercial catch of kings are being restricted.

King salmon have very specific spawning requirements, and they favor larger, deeper rivers with large gravel and consistent winter flows. Since most of the rivers and streams in Southeast Alaska are relatively small and fairly short, kings are found in only a handful of the larger rivers, most of them on the mainland coast. The bulk of the Southeast Alaska king salmon population spawns in 4 large trans-boundary rivers – the Taku, Stikine, Alsek, and Unuk rivers. These rivers have a total annual run of about 140,000 king salmon, or about 80% of all the spawning kings in Southeast Alaska, and have shown disturbing downward population trends for the past decade or so for reasons unknown.

“Patterns of Chinook salmon productivity and abundance generally have varied over time and among different areas of Alaska. However, recent declines in productivity, abundance, and inshore harvests appear widespread and persistent throughout Alaska.”(Chinook Salmon Stock Assessment Plan, 2013, ADF&G)

As if this observation from ADF&G wasn’t enough, the state fish of Alaska is now facing yet another threat in the form of ramped-up mining activity in the trans-boundary watershed basins of Southeast Alaska. A major mining boom in northwest British Columbia (B.C.), combined with B.C.’s reduced environmental safeguards and a lack of engagement from the U.S. and Alaska, poses significant risks to downstream fisheries, water quality and livelihoods in Southeast Alaska. This development is occurring under permitting processes and environmental regulations less rigorous than those in the U.S., and has the potential to negatively impact the spawning and rearing habitat of these major king salmon producing systems.

The U.S. and the state of Alaska have spent several decades and millions upon millions of dollars to responsibly manage and conserve king salmon populations in Southeast Alaska, and will no doubt be spending millions more in the coming years in an attempt to gain a better understanding of the factors that affect king salmon productivity. The potential negative impacts of loosely regulated mining activity on the trans-boundary watersheds of Southeast Alaska could negate these years of work and millions of dollars spent – do we really want to take that chance? Can we afford to lose the king salmon economy of Southeast Alaska?

The America’s Salmon Forest Coalition along with Rivers Without Borders and several sport and commercial fishing organizations are asking Alaska Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich and Representative Don Young to request that the U.S. State Department engage with Canadian officials on this matter. It is critical to ensure that salmon habitat and communities in Southeast Alaska downstream from large B.C. mines do not suffer the ill effects of mine pollution entering trans-boundary waterways. As the kings that spawn in Southeast Alaska’s trans-boundary watersheds make their way in from the ocean, they provide harvest opportunities all along their migration routes for sport and commercial use alike. With the future of Alaska king salmon growing more uncertain every year, we can ill afford to lose the limited opportunities that we currently have.

If you would like to add your voice to the growing number of folks asking for the guidance and leadership of our Alaska legislators, visit www.americansalmonforest.org and sign the online petition.

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