Join Us On One Of Our 2017 Trips
American Rivers is pleased to announce a fantastic set of 2017 fishing experiences exclusively for Anglers Fund members. These unique fly fishing trips are available to current Anglers Fund members to fish with our staff on rivers where we have worked, giving you the chance to learn more about how your support is helping to protect and restore fish habitat, and have a great time fishing.
Please let us know the trip(s) that you would like to go on using the contact information below. We will then be in touch on a first-come-first-served basis to explore dates, logistics, and costs. We will make every effort to build the trip around your dates and preferences, whether you prefer to wade or float, have guides or not, etc. Space is limited, and there will be trips that sell out.
Thanks for supporting our work through the Anglers Fund, and see you on the river!
|Region||Trip Description||# of Fishing Days||Max # of Rods||Tentative Dates|
|Northern Rockies||Bull trout safari in the headwaters of the Kootenai River system (e.g., Wigwam River, St. Mary’s River, Bull River), where we have fought expanding mining pressure.||3||5||Late Summer|
|Northern Rockies||Fly fishing for native cutthroats in the lesser known rivers near Jackson, WY, that were protected as “Wild and Scenic” in 2009.||1-3||4||September|
|Northern Rockies||Fly fishing tour of Wild & Scenic candidate rivers along Montana’s Beartooth Front (e.g., East Rosebud Creek, Stillwater R., West Boulder R.)||3||2||August|
|Pacific Northwest||Fly fish the epic Salmon Fly hatch on Oregon’s “Wild and Scenic” Deschutes River.||1-3||3||June|
|Pacific Northwest||Swing flies for 20-50 pound Chinook salmon fresh from the ocean on remote southern Oregon coastal wild rivers||1-3||2||October – December|
|Pacific Northwest||Trophy hunting for large winter steelhead in Wild and Scenic Rivers near Portland or Seattle||1-2||2||February – March|
|Pacific Northwest||Rainbow trout fishing on Washington’s blue-ribbon Yakima River where we helped improve water management practices through the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan.||1-2||3||July – September|
|Colorado||Private fishing on the Crystal River near Carbondale, a potential Wild & Scenic River in our “5,000 Miles of Wild” campaign.||1-2||2||Summer / Fall|
|Colorado||Guided float fishing on the Upper Colorado, our Most Endangered River of 2013 and a focus of the Colorado Water Plan we helped to develop.||1-2||2||Summer / Fall|
|Northeast||Striped bass / false albacore fishing off of Montauk, Long Island, where dam removals in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts help restore forage fish that game fish feed on.||2||3||Early October|
|Northeast||Fish the Batten Kill River near Manchester, VT, where we removed a dam in 2014 to open 6 miles of pristine spawning habitat (plus a side trip to American Museum of Fly Fishing).||1-2||3||Summer|
|Southeast||Chase rare Shoal Bass in Georgia’s Flint River, where our work helps keep water in the river.||1-2||2||April / May|
|Southeast||Fish for native Brook trout in the rivers in western NC (may require some bushwhacking).||2||4||March / April|
|Southeast||Guided smallmouth bass fishing trip on the Broad River in SC where we are working to restore flows and fish passage.||1-2||2||Spring through Fall|
|Southeast||Fish for stripers or trout in SC’s Saluda River where our work has restored flows & quality||1-2||2||Spring through Fall|
|Southeast||Fish the Tuckaseigee River, where we are protecting the river by establishing a “Blue Trail”, and try for the Tuckaseigee Slam, catching all three trout species – Browns, Rainbows, Brookies.||1-2||2||Spring through Fall|
|California||Sierra trout fishing with side trip to see our meadow restorations that improve fish habitat and reconnect native Rainbows to their historic spawning habitat.||1-2||2||Summer|
|California||Steelheading on the Klamath, where we are actively working to remove four major dams (or on the Trinity, as a back-up depending on weather conditions/fishing).||1-2||2||November – December|
The timing, itinerary, and costs of the trip(s) you are interested in will depend upon your accommodation/guide preferences and staff availability, and will be finalized with you after receiving input from you and other Anglers Fund members. Most trips will include dinner discussions on American Rivers’ conservation work that improves fish habitat and fishing, focusing on the local rivers you’ll be fishing. If there are other rivers we are working on that you would like to fish or if you would like to add other rivers to your trip, we would be glad to help with that planning.
Each Anglers Fund member is invited to bring one paying, non-member spouse or guest, although we hope that all attendees will support our work by joining the Anglers Fund. Trip size will be kept small to allow for personal interaction with our conservation staff. You are welcomed to plan additional fishing around the time you’ll spend with us, and we will give river/guide recommendations where possible.
Please let me know your interest via email ([email protected]), phone (919-720-2901), or mail at:
Mr. Steve White
American Rivers Anglers Fund
331 W. Main Street, Suite 304
Durham, NC 27701
Space is limited, and trips will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. If you have any questions, please call me at 919-720-2901.
Thanks for your interest in our trips and for your support of our work through your ongoing membership in the Anglers Fund.