BP Blob Looms—Local Fisheries Still Buoyant
TAMPA — The oil spill in the northern Gulf has shut down fishing from the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle but has had little effect so far on local fisheries and shipping lines. As the immense blob of oil gets closer to the Gulf of Mexico’s Loop Current, the anxiety grows for people in the Tampa Bay area who ply those waters for a living. Jason Prieto owns Steady Action Fishing Charters in Gibsonton and books fishing trips in the shallow waters off the coasts of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. He says, the oil, should it reach Tampa Bay, would destroy the ecosystems of the red fish, trout, mackerel, tarpon and other species that shallow-water boat charters thrive on.
Dome Charged with Containing Slick the Size of Small Country
BP prepared Tuesday to deploy a 98-tonne containment “dome” to try and stem a tide of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico and avert an environmental catastrophe. Depending on the wind direction, the dome is considered the best short-term solution.
Vokey, Yoga, and Fly Fishing
“You cannot believe the comparison of how much Zen and how much peace there is in fishing,” she says.Source Link
No. 1: Peacock Bass, Brazil
In the heart of the northwest part of the Amazon basin, Agua Boa has exclusive access to its namesake river. The river boasts some of the world’s best fly-fishing for peacock bass, a ferocious fish adorned in festive yellows, oranges, and greens. Anglers sight-fish shallow white-sand bars for prowling peacocks; 20-pounders are not uncommon.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.