The DrakeCast is a flyfishing podcast put together by the folks behind The Drake magazine.
Many thanks to our friends at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Advenutres and Scott Fly Rods for their continued support.
This week, we go into the story behind a killer smallmouth fishery in the northern Midwest. But this great fishing might not be around for that much longer. Disagreements between competing interests have put the The Menominee River, which creates part of the border between Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Penninsula, on American River’s Most Endangered Rivers list.
The proposed Back 40 Mine would sit just 150 feet away from the Menominee River and many people think that’s too close for comfort. We chat with jovial locals, intense environmentalists, native stakeholders, and the mining company about the future of this area and the fishery downstream.
For more information and photos from our time in the Upper Peninsula, check out our website: www.drakemag.com/drakecast/1809-the-drakecast-flyfishing-podcast-7.html