Photo of the Day

Here’s a picture of Rodrigo Amadeo battling an Atlantic Steelhead on the Santa Cruz river. FYI: two dams are now in the beginning stages of construction, so this incredibly unique river & run of fish will likely be short-lived. It’s an economic boom for the locals who truly need it, however, so I can’t sit on my high horse preaching …

BC road trip

On a whim, I purchased an old RV in AK (affectionately dubbed the Eagle 6), loaded her on the ferry to Prince Rupert, and spent the last 3 weeks in BC fishing the legendary rivers I have always dreamed of. I was finally able to step foot into hallowed waters such as the Kispiox, Skeena, Copper, Bulkley and Morice, which …

BC steelhead

I’ve finally arrived at the steelhead promise land, the Mecca, Vahalla & Shangri-La for steelheaders the world over. I’ve been dreaming of fishing the Skeena & its tribs ever since I started steelhead fishing some 10 years ago. Now that I’m finally here, I’ve been seriously humbled after 3 skunks in a row on the river. It just reminds me …

Southeast Silver & Steel

Fly fishing pictures from southeast alaska, ketchikan, inside passage & misty fjords national park. steelhead & salmon fishing

Steelhead montage – Canon D10

Before coming up to Alaska this summer, I picked up Canon’s new point and shoot waterproof & shockproof camera, the Powershot D10.  It’s 12.1 mega pixels, takes fairly decent shots, and I especially like it for the rainy weather common to Southeast AK. It’s also a lot of fun to play around with the underwater video capabilities. I could go …

Underwater Steelhead Footage

Here’s some video that I took this May while fishing a small Southeast AK steelhead stream. It’s a bit shaky, but if you pay attention you’ll see a nice steelhead that was swimming just a couple feet in front of me. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4aw6_k7SpU]

Rio Santa Cruz – The Final Season

Our reliable source on the Rio Santa Cruz, Rodrigo Amadeo, has confirmed that the proposed dams on the Rio Santa Cruz in southern Patagonia are moving ahead at full steam and construction will begin in less than two months. This is yet another instance of wild rivers been tamed in the name of “progress”. What makes it especially painful for …

Patagonia Trout and Salmon Research

For those of you who are interested in the propagation of salmonids in Patagonia and are of a more scientific bent, you might find these resources quite interesting: GESA, which has a number of cutting-edge studies on andadromous salmonids in Patagonia and of particular interest to me, the steelhead the remote Rio Santa Cruz in southern Patagonia. Amazingly, they are …