Back to the Past

  • By: Ted Williams
A Sebago Landlocked Salmon

NEAR MY FISHING CAMP IN NEW Hampshire’s Rockingham County, there’s this archeological site said to have been constructed by ancient druids or their precursors. Several large, flat stones have grooves—blood grooves, we are told. Now that the site has been physically restored, a volunteer 501c3 citizens’ organization is attempting to restore historical function as well, including the sacrifice of virgins (though only on summer weekends for tour groups).

State of Our Trout II

  • By: Ted Williams
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Last issue I promised and delivered some good news about the recovery of the West's imperiled trout, though in the case of Paiute cutthroat recovery-aborted for the fourth time by retired macroinvertebrate researcher Nancy Erman and her troupe of loud, aggressive, fish-stupid chemophobes-you had to look hard for it. Herewith, good news that- once you get past some discouraging elements-is more obvious.

Herring Hearsay

  • By: Ted Williams
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In what should be America's most important river-herring refuge, superstition suppresses these imperiled fish.

Dam Stupid

  • By: Ted Williams

When it comes to the "new" Columbia/Snake salmon plan, the courts have had it with federal arrogance.

Who Hates Trout Rivers?

  • By: Ted Williams
The Elk River flows out of the Appalachian Mountains and is one of the few rivers in West Virgina with wild rainbows  browns and

West Virginia is soiling some of the East's finest wild-trout water