Yellowstone's wild trout

A look at our iconic park's native, storied fish
Fishing the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park (photo: Chris Hunt).

When John Colter set out from Manuel’s Fort at the mouth of the Big Horn River in the fall of 1807 and wandered south and east into what is now Yellowstone National Park, things were quite a bit different than they are today.

In the Heart of the Rockies to debut on Sportsmans Channel

New film explores how human-caused climate change is impacting hunting and angling throughout the West
A scene from the film (credit: Jeremy Roberts).

The new film In the Heart of the Rockies debuts tonight on the Sportsmans Channel. The film is the latest from the duo Conservation Hawks and Conservation Media, who brought us the films Convergence, Chrome and, most recently, Cold Waters—all films which explore the impacts that climate change is having on watersheds, fish and anglers around the globe.

A scene from the Bristol Bay region of Alaska (photo: Pat Clayton).

What do you get when you mix an estimated $300 billion worth of recoverable gold, copper and molybdenum together with a governmental system of application and permitting that is unreasonably influenced and corrupted by powerful special interests?

How to drink your way through the fishing day: South Padre Island, Texas

Your guide to the best beer, spirits and food in Texas' flats-fishing paradise
A flight at Padre Island Brewing Company (photo: Chris Hunt).

The grass and sand flats of the Lower Laguna Madre might be the most productive flats system, outside of the Florida Keys, in the contiguous U.S. But that doesn't mean the fishing is easy, especially in the winter, when finicky weather and colder water temperatures make redfish and speckled trout much more wary.

Caddisflies, mayflies and stoneflies amongst most threatened in worldwide insect decline

The decline and possible extinction of countless insect species puts fish and other animals in grave danger
Photo: G. Bohne / cc2.0

According to a new study published in the journal Biological Conservation, 40 percent of global insect species are threatened with extinction. The four most affected aquatic insect populations, which the study describes as "imperiled," are caddisflies, mayflies, stoneflies and dragon and damselflies.