SOUTH FLORIDA—Results from October’s South Florida bonefish census show plummeting numbers, the Miami Herald reports. “About 60 guides and anglers who poled across the flats from Biscayne Bay to the Marquesas Keys west of Key West on Oct. 23 counted about 200,000 bonefish—way down from the mean estimate of 339,595 over the past eight years. [Fisheries scientist Jerry Ault of the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School] said the past three fall censuses have been below that mean but not nearly as low as the latest count.” Potential culprits include: last January’s Florida cold snap that killed juvenile bones is Biscayne and Florida bays, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and music by Justin Bieber.Source Link
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.