Gulf of Mexico—In response to the question, “How will the oil spill impact tarpon?” fisheries experts are drawing blanks. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTU) says, “There are a lot of potential problems, including: impacts on spawning; effects of toxins on eggs and larvae; disruption of migrations; disruptions of feeding… disruptions of the food web; oil entrainment in juvenile habitats. It’s a long list of potentials, and the frustration is mounting.”
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.