Friday, October 31, 2008

Winter arrives in the Sierra Nevada

Hopefully this storm is the start of a winter of heavy snowfall. The image is an image from a livecam at the Tuolumne Meadows kiosk on October 31, 2008. Click here for this and other livecams from Yosemite National Park.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lower Sacramento River

Guide Jason Thatcher reports on his website ( ) that the Sacramento River near Redding is producing a lot of trout now. This is a great time to fish the Sac, as the salmon are spawning and the trout go nuts for egg patterns.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Alaska's proposed Pebble Mine

A very controversial subject in the fishing world is Alaska's proposed Pebble Mine. At stake is the world's greatest salmon fishery, the famous Bristol Bay region of Alaska. As with all mining operations ( this mine will become North America's largest open-pit mine ), tailings and toxic products used in the mining process become a potentially catastrophic ecological disaster. The low-grade ore that exist there requires processing huge amounts of materials to make the operation economically feasible.
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