Hidden behind deep gray fog, California’s North Coast is among the most beautiful environments in the state. However the thick redwood forests and slate-green rivers were practically ravaged by the effect of market. When hosting runs of more than a million salmon and steelhead, the yearly fish depend on the Eel River now frequently number less than 1,000. Yet, the salmonids continue. Over the last few years, indications of a healing ripple through the waters. In Swing North, anglers Mikey Wier and Jason Hartwick hook into the growing population of wild winter season run steelhead on the Eel. With looks by Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia and Shane Anderson, director of Wild Respect: The Wild Steelheads’ Last Stand, the 2 find a river that holds expect among California’s excellent staying wild fisheries.
The complete motion picture will be included in the 2014 International Fly Fishing Movie Celebration (IF4).
To read more about what CalTrout is doing on the Eel River and other rivers on the north coast, go to caltrout.org