Captain Rupert Leadon Passes, Washington County Alewives, Backcountry Bear Canisters

July 12, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • Mark Richens wishes farewell to Bahamian bonefish guide and owner of the Andros Island Bonefish Club, Captain Rupert Leadon, who recently passed away. Leadon is fondly remembered for his laugh: “if you caught the fish he laughed, if you missed the bite he laughed, and if you spooked the fish so badly it headed for the Berry Islands he laughed the longest.”
  • In Washington County, Maine, debates are being held over opening the St. Croix River to sea-run alewives. And while the impacts of such a decision for current fish populations are unknown, that’s where the adaptive management plan comes into play, says Gregory Burr, regional biologist, “It really spells everything out,” and will further research into the balance of the watershed as a whole.
  • If you’re planning any overnight fly fishing trips this summer into backcountry or wilderness areas where it’s wise, or national park areas where they’re required, Andrew Skurka has what you need to know about bear canisters.