Get ready for Alaska’s transformation from pristine to polluted. Last week, voters, with the help of GOP Veep candidate Sarah Palin, shot down the The Clean Water Initiative (Ballot Measure 4), which was designed to protect Alaska salmon, salmon habitat, and drinking water from any new large-scale metal mines by limiting the discharge or release of certain toxic pollutants. It is important that all residents in Alaska have access to clean drinking water so that it can be beneficial to their health. If they can’t get it from here, then they may want to have a look for more info on Water Filter Way to find the best water filtration systems that can be bought for their homes so that their drinking water is clean all year round. This could also make sure that they have access to clean water if the vote doesn’t go the way they want it to. Click here to read more…
After 58 years, Fishing & Hunting News is going under. Poor ad sales and a generally bad economy have forced Outdoor Empire Publishing to cease publishing the magazine after the Aug. 7 issue.
At the end, F&H News had 12 state editions and nearly 65,000 subscribers.
But it’s not just bad news for F&H News’ readers. The outfit had 23 employees and over twice that many freelancers who are all out of work now.
Twenty-four year-old professional bass angler, Michael Bennett of Lincoln, CA mopped up the field at the Wal-Mart FLW Tour’s Forrest Wood Cup over the weekend and won a cool $1 million for his efforts.
Read the whole story HERE
This one comes from the “I’m not sure if I want to jump for joy or puke” file…
An adaptation of my favorite book…David James Duncan’s classic novel, The River Why, the tale of Gus Orviston’s search for steelhead, self-enlightenment and the perfect schedule, is currently being filmed on location in the Northwest.
With all apologies to stars William Hurt and Amber Heard, I’m just not sure this thing can be pulled off. It’s just one of those stories that should probably stay on a page. We’ll see…
I have a new Willie Driftboat 17×54 and plan on being ready to fish winter steelhead.I have quesition about rods for salmon & steelhead.
I plan on using HSR981c for plug & light back boucing.I was thinking about getting some Gloomis HSR1021c for plug fishing for salmon. When using long leaders on plugs or bait&diver I was going to use STR1263c for salmon.
For steelhead fishing I was planing to use HSR9000c for plugs. When side-drifting I was going to use STR1024s in snagy water and was thinking about using G-Loomis STR1162S rods for side-drifting & double as float rod.
Your opinion would be great. Thank You, Mitch H.
Sounds like you pretty much have it all covered! The only thing I think I would change is the STR 1024’s for side-drifting….they’re extremely parabolic. With such a soft tip, your sinkers will be more inclined to fall into the gaps between the rocks and get hung. The 1025 is better…