Monday, August 23, 2021

Be Part Of the Midwest's First Bikefishing Tournament!

I entered! I will be there the second weekend. (I'm working the first few days of the tourney.) 

Trails to Trout Fishing Tournament

October 2-10, 2021 | Sparta, WI
$20 Entry Fee | FishDonkey App
Make plans to visit Sparta, WI to fish October 2-10, 2021 for a chance to win a Wyatt Maverick Bicycle retrofitted specifically for those who wish to explore bike fishing (value $3,000), this an all-terrain fat bike was designed and manufactured in Bangor, WI providing an unrivaled ride, comfort and handling via its unique frame design, oversized tires, hydraulic brakes, and front inverted suspension.
A prize winner will be randomly drawn out of the top 5 positions in the stringer category.
All fish entered in the tournament will be photographed, measured, and recorded with the FishDonkey app.
Have fun and FISH ON!

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

TroutRoutes and Trout Unlimited Partner for Conservation

I use Trout Routes on pretty much every trip fishing our public lands and waters. I am also a Trout Unlimited member.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota— TroutRoutes, the leading mapping platform for trout fishing, is proud to announce their partnership with Trout Unlimited in hopes to help further coldwater conservation and restoration in the United States. TroutRoutes will donate 1% of revenue each year directly to Trout Unlimited to help fund their efforts. 

Trout Unlimited, founded in Michigan in 1959, is a national non-profit organization with 300,000 members and supporters dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Their staff and volunteers work from coast to coast to protect, reconnect, restore and sustain trout and salmon habitat on behalf of today’s anglers and coming generations of sportsmen and women who value the connection between healthy, intact habitat and angling opportunity.

The mission of Trout Unlimited perfectly complements the goal of TroutRoutes—to leverage technology and data to create an enhanced and more informed angling experience, opening up new fishing opportunities to anglers across the country and instilling a love of fishing and coldwater conservation for generations to come. 

TroutRoutes has currently mapped out over 18,000 trout streams across 16 different states, allowing users to discover more water and gain valuable insight with current stream conditions, public land and easements, elevation charts, and more. With the ability to add detailed stream objects, favorite streams, and notes and images, anglers are able to keep track of their trip and have the information readily available next time they set out to cast. TroutRoutes also offers offline maps allowing anglers to find their way even in areas of limited to no cell service. The app is available on both iOS and Android smartphones as well as Desktop computers. 

Zachary Pope, CEO and Founder of TroutRoutes stated, “We chose to partner with Trout Unlimited because we believe in what they’re trying to accomplish.” He goes on to say, “We know they are the most capable and effective group to tackle the increasingly challenging coldwater conservation issues facing the US. This is the first step of many to further align our company’s mission and products with what we believe is best for the industry. In the future, we intend to further align our TroutRoutes platform with conservation through new features that promote education, proper etiquette, temperature awareness and more.” In addition to managing TroutRoutes, Zachary is also involved in volunteering and board leadership of local Trout Unlimited chapter, Twin Cities Trout Unlimited. 

To learn more about Trout Unlimited and their conservation efforts, visit

For more information on TroutRoutes, visit