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By June 17, 2018May 1st, 2022No Comments3 min read

When: 1st Wednesday of the month: Unless otherwise noted by **!!

Time: 5:00 -7:00

Where:  Argyros Theater, Ketchum

Guest speakers present local and global fishing opportunities, discuss tactics and stewardship practices. Learn about opportunities to participate in local projects and conservation efforts.

Next Meeting : May 4th

Doors open at 5:00 PM at the Argyros Theater, in Ketchum

Topic: Western Native Trout in Western Public Waters

Presenter : Daniel Ritz

Daniel Ritz’s Western Native Trout In Western Public Waters’ Presentation

Title: Western Native Trout in Western Public

Summary: Daniel Ritz takes us on a journey around the West, sharing his experience completing the Western Native Trout Challenge over the summer of 2021. Over the course of his trip, Ritz completed a 40-part series for Trout Unlimited’s digital magazine sharing his experience pursuing each of the 20 available native species of the Western 12 states over a 6-month period.

States Included: Arizona, Alaska, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana

Species Included: Apache trout, Dolly Varden, Alaskan Lake trout, Arctic Char, Alaskan Rainbow trout, Arctic Grayling, Colorado River cutthroat trout, Bonneville cutthroat trout, Rio Grande cutthroat trout, Gila trout, Lahontan cutthroat trout, California Golden trout, Kern River rainbow trout, Little Kern Golden trout, Redband trout, Coastal cutthroat trout, Bull trout, Westslope cutthroat trout, Yellowstone cutthroat trout, Eagle Lake rainbow trout.

About Daniel Ritz, 33, is an outdoor journalist and writer based in Boise, Idaho. The former editor of the Dana Point Times has had his work published by Trout Unlimited, Orvis, Western Native Trout Initiative, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers,Outdoor Idaho Magazine, Alaska Sporting Journal, Fish Alaska Magazine and Visit Idaho: Idaho Department of Tourism.

His editorial focus is contemporary issues regarding conservation, the environment, outdoor recreation and legislation.

Most recently, Ritz created a 40-part series sharing the experience of his Western Native Trout Challenge that was published by Trout Unlimited, Orvis and Western Native Trout Initiative and Montana Fly Company. In it, he wrote personal experience based essays and natural history and science based “Species Profiles” for each of the 20 available native trout and char species of the Western 12 states of the United States.

Ritz is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator for the Idaho Wildlife Federation and volunteers as the communications coordinator for the Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Ritz graduated in 2009 from Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with Bachelor’s Degrees in Journalism and Philosophy. He resides in Boise with his partner Holly, their Wirehaired Pointing Griffon named Trout and an oversized cat named Julio.


Program Calendar 2020-2021

October: Wednesday 6th

Eric Crawford: Lower Snake River campaign for Salmon and Steelhead

November:  Wednesday 3rd

Christian Reid: Mousing on Silver Creek

December:  Thursday 2nd

Ed Northern: Fishing high mountain lakes

January:  Wednesday 5th

Tim Flaggler: Trout Spey

February:  Wednesday 2nd

Greg Loomis: The current state of Silver Creek

March:  Wednesday 2nd

Rick Williams: Born to be Wild

How Science can inform recovery of Salmon and Steelhead

April: Wednesday 6th

Guy Robbins: Euronymphing

May:  Wednesday 4th (Our last meeting until fall 2022)

Daniel Ritz: Western Native Trout in Western Public Waters

See you in fall 2022!