Deep beneath the surface of Texas’ only naturally formed lake there used to swim a massive, open-mouthed dinosaur-era fish with a long snout and prized caviar. Now, decades after the paddlefish was almost completely wiped out, it’s coming back to Caddo Lake.
On Sept 10, a Gulfstream from NOAA rumbled down the runway at MacDill Air Force Base until the crew noticed it hit something. At first they thought it was a bird, most likely an osprey, and aborted the flight. But when the base wildlife management officer looked around for a dead bird, she couldn’t find one. But she did find a fish. (TBO.com via Gawker)
In 1987, the New York Times reported that “a midair collision between a jet airliner and a fish delayed an Alaska Airlines flight for about an hour Monday while the plane was inspected for damage.”
Salmon and Trout, Alaska
Photo: Michael Melford
Fly fishing on the Deschutes River, Early December
Come to me, sole of the sea! You are no match for my tenkara stick!
Had no idea my annual TU dues are part of an “interconnected web of personnel and funding sources notorious for their support of radical environmentalism.”
I guess Pebble Mine and hydro-fracking are good for trout. How could I have been so blind?
Today, the Center for Consumer Freedom launched a new website aimed at exposing self-anointed sportsmen’s advocacy groups for what they really are: Radical environmentalists with a hidden far-left agenda. Specifically, the website focuses on five such “sportsmen’s” groups that purport to speak on behalf of America’s hunters and anglers, revealing an interconnected web of personnel and funding sources notorious for their support of radical environmentalism.
The website (available here) includes a detailed report on the following organizations:
- Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
- Trout Unlimited
- Izaak Walton League of America
- Bull Moose Sportsmen’s Alliance
- Backcountry Hunters and Anglers