Soapbox Update: Sound Fisheries Policy is Under Attack!

Besides walking Capitol Hill on the legislation on sea lion predation on our Northwest stocks of salmon and steelhead, myself (Bob Rees) representing the Association of Northwest Steelheaders, and two representatives from the NW Guides and Anglers Association chatted with Oregon and Washington house and senate staff about H.R. 200 and the damaging implications on…

Soapbox Update: Every Day Should Be World Oceans Day by Bob Rees June 7, 2018

World’s Oceans Day is Tomorrow, Let’s Honor Our Greatest Resource   It’s always a mixed bag of emotions when I fly east to Washington DC. I’m headed east to talk about a range of fishery related issues I work on, on behalf of the Association of Northwest Steelheaders and the Northwest Guides and Anglers Association…

Soapbox Update: Do you want to see 100,000 spring Chinook back to the Willamette? By Bob Rees April 19th, 2018

We won’t get this across the finish line without you. NOW is the time to join the Association of Northwest Steelheaders. The Steelheaders and member of the NW Guides and Anglers Association spent all day on Capitol Hill last week, making the rounds to all of Oregon’s members of Congress, talking fish conservation, including an…

Soapbox Update April 5th, 2018 Salmon Quest is Coming!

Many anglers have become aware of the Association of Northwest Steelheader’s Quest for 100K campaign. Launched on January 9th, the Q4100K is an initiative to bring back 100,000 spring Chinook to the Willamette Basin each and every year. To do this, we’re focusing on four critical steps to make that happen: Amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act…

Soapbox Update: Fishing for Invested Anglers by Bob Rees, March 29th, 2018

Fishing For Invested Anglers Anglers from across the nation converged in Washington DC this week, this angler included, for the National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Summit to discuss gains and losses that the sportfleet has experienced in recent times. The take-away, recreational fishermen care about the future of this fragile resource. Of course no “summit” no…

Soapbox Update 3/22/18

Don’t worry, we’ll be brief: Brace yourselves – Columbia River seasons are currently being discussed through the North of Falcon process. Prepare for draconian measures for fall seasons this year, as upriver brights and tule Chinook are in a notable downturn. A fond farewell – Legendary outdoor writer and historian Tom McAllister passed away early…