Blatant Self Promotion
The Drake Spring/Summer 2010 issue hit newsstands this week. Check it out: The Main Events; Dispatches from the Gulf; Fishing the Heartland; Sulphurs; 7 Caddis; Tim Borski; John Jackson; and much, much more. Did we mention Page 6 Chix? Yep, it’s there, too.
“Trenchmouth” Gets its Due
We’ve been extolling the virtues of carp on the fly for a while now. The love affair with America’s gold-finned trashfish continues to spread: “Carp are big, bullish strong and can out pull most anything that swims in our inland waters. Surprisingly, carp are also extremely intelligent, at least as fish go, and one of the wariest of fish that swim.”
Chevron Joins the Club
SALT LAKE CITY—As if BP’s Gulf oil spill debacle wasn’t enough, today city officials closed public access to Utah’s Jordan River as a result of cleanup efforts due to Saturday’s oil spill. “Chevron and multiple federal, state, and local agencies are continuing to deal with the aftermath of Saturday’s pipeline fracture that sent an estimated 33,000 gallons of oil into Red Butte Creek. The creek then dumps into the lake at Liberty Park and continues on to the Jordan River.”
VA Explores Menhaden Fishery
A panel of Virginia legislators, environmentalists, and watermen will study fishing pressures on menhaden, a critical food source for other Chesapeake Bay fish. Menhaden are key in the bay’s food chain, supporting striped bass, bluefish and other species. They are also processed into omega-3 fish oils sold as heart-healthy food supplements.
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.