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Top 5 JK Wrangler Mods Throttle Out
by Mark Abramsky, OCTOBER 26, 2020

In this episode of ExtremeTerrain’s Throttle Out YouTube Series, Merideth Evasew selects her top 5 Wrangler mods you should consider for your JK. Since the JL and Gladiator are currently taking a lot of the spotlight, this video will appeal to owners of the longest-running Wrangler generation since the CJ. ...
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Invasive species can be sneaky, moving like non-native ninjas into an ecosystem and wreaking havoc before anyone notices they’re there. This is particularly true of aquatic plants and animals hidden beneath the water’s surface. However, this threat is beginning to get the attention it deserves. Effective methods for managing invaders from the terrestrial world are being applied to aquatic settings, and new...
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Salmon and Anglers Waiting on Rain
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, OCTOBER 22, 2020

In an all too familiar pattern, October is again looking like it will be void of substantial rainfall. Aside from a few weak systems, it seems we won’t see enough rain to put a rise into any of our North Coast rivers or open them up to fishing anytime soon. This is nothing short of torture for coastal salmon anglers...
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Pretty Much A Solid Bite on Eagle Lake Right Now
by Valerie Aubrey, OCTOBER 21, 2020
Eagle Lake

Eagle is fishing pretty good. Still a lot of particulate algae’s in the water column in the south basin. Water temps in the mid to high 50’s. Trout moving around but staying high in the water column for us. Orange (red dog, red-prism needlefish, rainbow runners), rainbow trout (rapalas & flicker shad), black, red/gold. Also hot orange,olive, peacock, & cinnamon...
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As California weathers a punishing wildfire season, Australia is recovering from one of the most catastrophic bushfires in recorded history and large swaths of the Brazilian Amazon lay barren from last year’s blazes. With climate change driving more frequent and intense fires across the globe, wildfire has leapt to the forefront of challenges facing both humanity and Earth’s other inhabitants. Even living...
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Trinity River is Really Picking Up
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, OCTOBER 18, 2020

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

Sorry about last week for no report but I was up in Idaho checking things out for fishing. Lots of places to fish is all I can say. I was in the The rains, what little the were, helped the firefighters and slowed the fires progress down. In fact, it helped the firefighters gain control over some of them. The good...
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