2014 Anglers Fund Fishing Trips

Fly fishing for cutthroat in Crystal Creek, WYNative cutthroat from last year’s
Jackson, WY, trip

American Rivers is pleased to announce our 2014 Anglers Fund trips:  unique fly fishing trips that showcase rivers that we have worked on and ones that are top priorities for us to protect and restore.   These exclusive fly fishing trips will give Anglers Fund members the chance to spend time with our staff, learn more about how your support is benefiting fish habitat, and have a great time fishing.

Each Anglers Fund member has access to the trips and is invited to bring one paying, non-member spouse or guest, although we hope that all attendees will join as members of the Anglers Fund. Trip size will be kept small to allow for personal interaction with our conservation staff. Trips will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. If possible, we will add slots to support additional member interest.  The timing, itinerary, and costs of each trip will be finalized after receiving input from current Anglers Fund members. Trips will include dinner discussions on American Rivers’ conservation work that improves fish habitat and fishing where possible, with local details.

Members are encouraged to contact Steve White with questions or to share which trips you are interested in. People interested in joining are welcome to join at the Anglers Fund Membership page or contact Steve at - [email protected], phone at 919-720-2901, or via mail to Mr. Steve White; American Rivers Anglers Fund; 331 W. Main Street, Suite 304; Durham NC 27701.

Thanks for your interest and support of our work, and we’ll look forward to having your fish with us!

Click here to be connected with our Anglers Fund Membership page.

Region Trip Description # of Fishing Days Max # of Rods Tentative Dates
Northern Rockies Bull trout safari in the headwaters of the  Kootenai (e.g.,  the Elk and Wigwam) 2 4 Late Summer Sold out
Northern Rockies Fly fishing tour of the lesser known Wild & Scenic rivers near Jackson, WY 2 4 September Sold out
Northern Rockies Fly fishing tour of eastern Idaho’s most threatened rivers (e.g., Teton River Canyon, Bitch Creek) 2 2 August Sold out
Pacific Northwest Fly fish the epic Salmon Fly hatch on Oregon’s Deschutes River 1-3 4 June
Pacific Northwest Summer Steelhead on the famed North Umpqua River, perhaps the most beautiful river in the lower 48. 1-2 2 July or September-October
Pacific Northwest Hunt Coho salmon and rockfish in the Pacific Ocean on the fly.  Launch from the beach and fish from a Dory on the Oregon Coast 1-2 4 July / August
Colorado Private fishing on the Crystal River near Carbondale, CO, a potential Wild & Scenic River 1-2 2 Summer / Fall Sold out
Colorado Guided float fishing on the Upper Colorado, our 2013 Most Endangered River 1-2 2 Summer/Fall
Colorado Guided float trip on your selection between the Yampa, the Roaring Fork, or the Green River, one of our 2012 Most Endangered Rivers. 1-2 2 Summer / Fall
Northeast Striped bass / false albacore fishing with author Ted Williams off of Montauk, Long Island, where dam removals help restore forage fish 2 4 Early October Sold out
Mid-Atlantic Fly fish for Shenandoah smallmouth bass, including dinner with Harry Murray, who literally wrote the book on Shenandoah fly fishing. 1 4 May / June Sold out
Southeast Fish for wild trout in the upper section of the Chattooga River (one of our first Wild and Scenic Rivers), and other rivers in western NC. 2 4 March / April
Southeast Guided smallmouth bass fishing trip on Broad River in SC where we are working to restore flows and fish passage. 1-2 2 Spring through Fall
Southeast Chase rare Shoal Bass in Georgia’s Flint River. 1-2 2 March / April
Southeast Fish the Saluda River in SC where our work has restored flows and water quality for trout. 1-2 2 Spring
Southeast Spring paddle trip down Congaree River to fish for striped bass and hike with an expert among the tallest trees east of the Mississippi 1-2 2 April-May
California Depending on the drought conditions this year, our intent is to offer one or more trips in California, such as trout fishing on the McCloud or steelheading on the Trinity or Klamath.  Please indicate if you are interested, and we will contact you as the year progresses. 1-2 4 Summer / Fall

Thanks for your interest in our trips and for your membership in the Anglers Fund. Click here to be connected with our Anglers Fund Membership page