I was a practicing orthopedic surgeon in the valley for 32yrs. and retired 2yrs ago. I began fly fishing 10 years ago and quickly tried to learn as much as I could. 3 years ago I became a certified casting instructor with the FFF. I’ve read, studied and fished with some of the current experts in the sport. Fishing has taken me to Montana, California, Florida, Virginia, Wyoming, The Keys, Bahama’s, Cuba, Belize and Mexico. I’m currently working with the AFC casters on Wednesdays, Wounded Warriors, Boy Scouts and I have been the Education Chairman for DFC this past year.
August 10, 2017
Sunnyslope Community Center
Growing up in Wisconsin, Tracy Stephens spent her summers outside camping and fishing for walleye and crappie with her family. Time outside and great science teachers developed her interest in field biology. While attending college, Tracy worked seasonally in fisheries for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources before landing a summer technician job with Wyoming Game and Fish Department. After receiving her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Tracy spent over 15 years working for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, primarily in the Jackson Region. As a regional fisheries biologist, Tracy was responsible for managing fisheries in the Snake River headwaters and worked with a variety of species, including Snake River Cutthroat Trout, Bluehead Sucker, and Northern Leatherside Chub. Some of the projects she completed included a survey of alpine lakes in Grand Teton National Park, extensive drainage surveys of remote waters, and planning and implementing a chemical treatment project of a wilderness lake to remove non-native rainbow trout. She also organized the annual Jackson Kids Fishing Day, a free community event held every June. In March, 2017 Tracy began work with AZGFD as the Native Trout and Chub Coordinator.
Also Tracy will be speaking at the Zane Grey Trout Unlimited Meeting at Bass Pro Shop on August 3rd at 7:00 pm.