Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020
Originally posted by Joe Baylog.
Friday 6/5/20 the Bushkill Creek was de-watered from the Buzzi-Unicem
quarry to below the town of Tatamy approximately 1.5 miles. It’s flow
was severely diminished as far down as Easton. This is the 3rd such
dewatering in the last 3 years resulting in fish kills and totally
irresponsible management of a Class A wild brown trout stream. The
latest event resulted in the destruction of thousands of wild brown
trout, countless macro invertebrates and other aquatic life. This is
not fair to the public resource or the landowners and communities down
stream and it is truly a disgrace that our regulatory agencies enable
What is absolutely tragic is this could and should be preventable with proper coordination and leadership.
If you feel this needs to be addressed we urge you to please contact these representatives this week and tell them the Bushkill creek needs to be protected. Also please share this post with as many friends,groups, and public officials as possible.
Thursday, June 4, 2020
- ArtsQuest: https: www.artsquest.org/
- Delaware River Fly Fishing : www.delawareriverguide.net/float/trips.html
- Missoula Fly Fishing Outfitters: www.missoulaflyfishingoutfitters.com
- Big Horn Angler: bighornangler.com
- Wildeast Outfitters: www.wildeastoutfitters.com/
- A&G Outfitters: www.agoutfitters.com
- Temple Forks Rod Company: https://tforods.com/
- Ghost-tech indicators: https://ghostechsi.com/
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
In light of the ongoing stay-at-home order, Monocacy TU, under the direction of National TU, will be canceling ALL events in April. This includes:
- Annual Stream Clean Up
- Bugs and Dogs Family Picnic
For now, we will leave the May 26th, Fishing the Evening Hatch at Illick's Mill on the schedule. If the situation has not improved by that time, changes may be made.
Most importantly, please stay safe, and if you can take some time to enjoy the outdoors and some fishing!
Thursday, April 9, 2020
I’ve owned three boats in my life, and I didn’t buy any of them so I could spend more time fishing alone. The social aspects of hunting and fishing are what many of us love, but this is the time to put them on hold. It’s easy to tell yourself that you’re healthy and being cautious, and so are your pool of buddies, therefore there’s no harm in jumping on a boat or driving to turkey camp together. But millions of people are thinking the same way—in essence believing this virus is not going to affect their circles. And let’s be honest with ourselves, some of these same buddies have a history of contracting other “social diseases.” Hell, one of my fishing buddies contracted foot and mouth disease, twice. The mentality of keeping to your “inner circle” can still spread COVID-19, especially given that some of the biggest infectors didn’t even know they had it for a week or more.
Social distancing while enjoying the outdoors has created an odd conundrum in many areas. While theoretically it’s not difficult to stay 6 feet away from other people, it is when parks, trails, and recreation areas across the country are seeing massive influxes of visitors. This crowding forced many states to close down certain areas, but according to Schmidt, there is more at play when governments consider the shutdown of public lands than simply the spreading of the virus. It boils down to behaviors triggered by the need to social distance.
Western states like Colorado and Montana were quick to advise against backcountry skiing and rock climbing, in some cases attempting to shut it down entirely. The directive is aimed at minimizing the need to tie up rescue crews, medical personnel, and medical facilities with unnecessary injuries during the pandemic. Skiers and climbers are naturally more prone to injury than hunters and anglers, however, the message from these ski-heavy states should resonate with every outdoorsman across the country.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
All physical distancing recommendations must still be followed, and any fishing regulations still apply.
Please be safe if you decide to go fishing.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Monday, March 2, 2020
Sunday, March 1, 2020
This is it, the last chance to get your pre-sale Film Tour Tickets! For the last trailer, something special. TIME, A Reflection with Flip Pallot , is an exploration of Lefty Kreh’s legacy with some of the sports greatest living legends. Flip Pallot, Blane Chocklett, and Bob Clouser explore the backwaters of inland Florida- one of Lefty’s favorite fishing areas- and discuss how Lefty’s presence influenced their own trajectories in a life of fly fishing.