Great Lakes Angler Blog

Mushing to help save Bristol Bay Salmon

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

CUMBERLAND, WI – Alaska mushers Tim Osmar and Monica Zappa are competing in the UP 200 race, Feb. 16-20, with two 8-dog teams. They are the only Alaskans among the registered racers.  Along with a win on the trail, they’re mushing to raise awareness of the serious threats to the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery from a massive open-pit mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed. Osmar is a veteran musher who has won the Yukon Quest and completed the legendary Iditarod 23 times. Zappa, originally from Cumberland, Wis., is an up and coming musher who learned the sport growing up in the Midwest.Both have decked out their gear – including their truck, dog boxes, sleds, parkas and all of their dogs’ coats – in No Pebble Mine and Save Bristol Bay decals. The mushers, both commercial salmon fishermen, plan to donate a share of any winnings to the Save Bristol Bay campaign.   Read Full Story




Recent Posts



Tags

IGFA radar Todd Sokolow National Guard Michigan Fish Hawk XD4 BoatUS Angler Gravity Lead Silver Horde Clay Dyer FRIDAY FUNNIES boat rental Lake Superior Radial Bass Pro Shops Four-Person Dome Tent with Screen Porch Grady-White Tip-Up Ranger Army Corp of Engineers Baitcast Fishing Pole BBQ Lighter Interlux Rubrail Magnum Flow-Troll clubs Frigibar Boat Covers Knife sharpening exotic invader Lake Assault USCGA Brian Brosdahl FLW Fishing Rain suit Water Buddies University of Buffalo Larson Electronics Green Bay Boating Sportsman's rights theft ABT X-2 Countdown Macho Minnow Jerky Swanson-Russell LineGrabber Faria WeatherStation Bheestie Bag Buff iPhone KVD Speedbag Wormfile News Mercury Marine Pop-Up LED Bowlights Wedding Ring Minnesota Practical Sailor Dollahon Lakemaster John E. Phillips yachtpaint.com Beckson Bristol Bay Salmon Sport Shows PulseTech Iaconelli South Haven, Michigan www.bigweeniebrand.com Strike King Aqua-Vu DuraSafe MUSHING Jeff's Tackle Shop Prosepec Electronics Weather Buoy YUM Vick AmVets Games Technology Sun protection Mazurek Fishing Clubs Tight Lines Jewelry Brad's 360 Foul weather gear CUSTOM JIGS 'N' SPINS Wake Fishing Volvo Penta Delorme marlin Northland Rovermax LR 100 EVOLVE FISHING CO Raritan Ice Features Jonathon VanDam Jeff Gustafson Whale Pumps Full Throttle Line Recycle Bin Aqualuma 580P lenses Innovative Outdoors Nautical Gary Giudice Ditch Streams Beckson Marine Mustad Fiberglass tiller Tommy Skarlis Lights Swim bait Andrew Semprevivo Personal Flotation Device Port of Indiana Gear Lake Erie Smartfind S20 Personal AIS Beacon High school bass fishing Alaskan Church Tackle St. Croix Rods Ravenswood Media Ultracoat Aquatic AV Brian "Bro" Brosdahl 1675 Pro Guide Frabill LakeMaster Western States Version Tim Popfinger STRATTEC New York Odd'ball Fin Spin iPilot Orca Fin System Yamaha Wildlife Forever PFDs Bait Rigs toilet VMC Great Lakes Troller Lake of the Woods Coast Guard Blue Heron Communications Line Muskie Lure Ranger Boats Contest Keep Kool Cliff Pace Aqua Vu Promise Keeper B.A.S.S. Berkley Swedish FireKnife Rain gear Costa Del Mar Cabela's Soo Locks Dunkirk, NY sunglass Boat names Reese Lip-Stix Pro Polish treestand injury Dave Mull Blog Bait head Tides Bristol Bay Acme Lund Boats Dollohan iPad Kurt Mazurek Telescoping JIggler Long Rod Ned Rig Muscle Squared 65 JVD Skamania Mania OHIO trailer tongue weather EZ Dock Balog USO PLB Kindle book Titan Chain Multitools spoon Endura Glacier Glove HELLA Gene Larew River Fishing Coleman cooler NAIFC Championship Scott Martin Rippin Lips Izaak Walton League TRAC Marine Lighting Matt Serbenski Honda Lures Speakers Serious Shine Boat lifts LCWCC Dave Mull USSA Ditty bag jigs Soft Jigwobbler On board Gary Dollahon Louie Stout CMP Global Headgear Walleye Rapala Venice, Louisiana Dan Egan Stabenow Blue Collar Outdoors Safety Kill switch WileyX Michigan DNR Aluminum Deep V Series Tyee SeaLife Cameras Chronglobal iPilot Link Normark cruzin Bass lure Camera mount Quantum Angler 175T BASSMASTER Kevin Van Dam tree stand injury Marcum Home Port Marine Marketing Gill NA Absolute Outdoor, Inc. Manistee South Haven Lake Huron Triton Boats U.S.S.A. Up Stream Hydration Back Pack Tournaments Team Aqua-Vu Insurance Chaco Downriggers Shoremaster Catfish Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plate Radio jeffstackleshop.com RAT FINKEE Black Earth Creek Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Boga Matt Straw Walleyes Air show Traditions Media Ranger VS1780 Bug bite relief Accon Marine Lake Michigan Angler Crankbait Net Kevin VanDam Trout Unlimited binoculars Fish America Foundation Turning Point Props Kayak Wind Power Rig'N Tails Ascend Gunnison, CO Sphaera Steve Wood Hamlin Tools Future Fisherman Foundation The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls Batteries Soul5 Tackle Labs Alabama Rig Monel Metal GPS for Lightning Connector Walleye tournament Masters Walleye Circuit Niagara Falls ABT Lake Ontario Bibs The Harry Lure Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Betsy Lund SeaEra QC Bass Rushton Gregory Tom Neustrom Conservation Wounded Warriors Owners tournament Moisture Muncher ODNR Custom Jigs & Spins Marine Speakers Sharpeners Pharmaceuticals Lock Asian carp Corey Schmidt McMurdo Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing tackle storage eZSplice Bass fishing Kayaks Olcott, NY CLASSIC thieves trailer tongue ONIX redfish Smart Guide Publications La Mar Ice Fishing Shoes Earth Day Z-Man Jeff Wenzel ChartSelect Plano Yamaha ATV Whistler Spoon Brandon Newby Mike Seymour Salmon Unlimited of Illinois KVD Speedbag BOLT Padlock Brown trout Records New Lures bimini top Launch ramp JBL Free Fishing Weekend Legend Gold Beckson Marine Deck Plate Ethanol Sunglasses Skarlis exotic species News/Social Princecraft Marsh Madness Personal Flotation Devices award DuraSafe Electronics Lock Rippin' Lips Autotether YUMphibian Cannon Lighting Slender Spoon Green Bay, Wisconsin Andrew Dordek SOG St. Croix Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs Youth Tournament Grade Circle Hooks Evolve mudsnail WFN Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plates and Kits Oshkosh Boat maintenance Simrad Topwater Salmon Big Bear Products Sunstream Boat Lifts EZ BoatPort TRAC Ecological Insect repellent Torpedo Divers Milennia MIL-iDock Homeport Marine Marketing Boating safety Knives Mark Zona Synergy Outdoors Shurhold Rough Weather Coleman Holland Side Imaging YUM Dinger Hobie Forage Minnow Black Velvet hardbaits Rods Marine General great lakes Tracker Marine USCG Flat Slider 75 Video dock lines Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo Scholarship Multi-species Sheldon's blue marlin Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series Jack Links Patrick Hurst Plano Synergy Bass Pro Shops Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Martin-Flory EZ Splice Fasteners Power Airmar Audio Bethel University Boats Trade Shows Shipping Mystery Tackle Box Deep Sea Diver MATE USA Humminbird Goby Chatterbait spreader light Safe boating thieves Wild River series Plano Tackle Boxes Chicago barrier Oakley Sunglasses Seakeeper gyro Shelter Deck Plate DSC Ryan Wilson Catch & Cook Davis Instruments Bug repellent Optima Contaminants ASA One-Handle-Does-It-All System Hobie Pro Angler Barry Brown Marine BoatUS Tournament Mack's Lure KVD Grand Rapids Ultimate Outdoors Show Scott Glorvigen Mosquito repellent Size limits Micro-Mobile Pro Viewing Case Rescue Chargers Lake trout Legend Extreme Conservation Marathon Footwear Okuma ice fishing, Bro Show, Traditions Media Grunden's Alaska Costa Sunglasses BASSMASTER CLASSIC Mary Snyder MWC Marine Radio fitness Fuel Thermacell inReach LineSnubber Storage Ryan Kleckner Apps Grab Rail Snow-Shoe Tip-Up Whale Wisconsin Boat US ShowSpan Husky Jerk Mark Chmura Bro Brosdahl Dave Genz New Zealand spinning rod GPS Speedometer Electronics Fort Wayne, Indiana Tackle Bag Traxstech Swim Whizz Minn Kota Lowrance InvisaSnap Hunting Slide Moor Traditions Bad Elf Rugged Shark Bob Schmidt Mag Light AKOYA Hevi-Beads Gull Lake Marine Marine NewsWire Michigan City, Indiana Navigation Dogs Indiana DNR Fiberglass boat PRADCO Accessories Clam RedHead Reef Runner Spreads LOTSA Uncle Norm's F-Series Storm Gear Mack's Lures Extreme Baitcast Reel METS ATV Costa NMEA Bass Pro Onyx Global Spectrum Oculus Spencer Yachts Glorvigen Extended Warranty Side Thruster Bait Holder splice Invasive species MULL BLOG Ultimate Flannel Shirts Evinrude Brite Wash Mr. Twister Fishouflage Shock Wave

Archive