Videos by North Fork Studios

Forty Years of Success

In 1974, Montana did something that stunned anglers across the state and the nation: it stopped stocking trout in streams and rivers that supported wild trout populations. After decades of use and millions of dollars invested, hatchery production was not helping, and in fact was the leading cause of the collapse of the fishery. Ground-breaking research on the Madison River in the late 1960s and early '70s organized by fisheries biologist Richard Vincent led to that decision. His study results showed that as hatchery production increased, trout abundance decreased, and native stocks were displaced.

Nearly forty years after Richard Vincent's study, Montana is one of America's premier trout fishing destinations. Focusing on habitat and discontinuing river hatchery stocking, trout fisheries have recovered and wild populations are self-sustaining.

On the anniversary of this monumental decision, Wild Fish Conservancy presents The Montana Story: Forty Years of Success. This is the first volume in a series of short videos called the Wild Fish Video Journal. This educational collection is an extension of our printed Wild Fish Journal.

River of Hope

River of Hope "The Wild Reverence Sessions"

Author and Oregon fishing guide John Larison takes us to his special river sanctuary he has been enjoying since childhood. Unfortunately a profit driven logging company had other plans along the banks of one of Oregon's most diverse coastal rivers with no regard for anything or anyone except their investors!

The first of a series in conjunction with the documentary film "Wild Reverence" The plight of the wild steelhead
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