Carp-ocalypse 2012, Copper’s Threat to Salmon, Water Protection for Electronics

August 1, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • With proceeds going to benefit the Native Fish Society, Carp-ocalypse 2012 will take place August 11-12 at Banks Lake in Washington State. And with “Clear water, shallow flats, lots of fish, and plenty of sun make this a perfect place for everyone to get together and have some fun while helping our native fish,” says Adam McNamara, Orvis Portland Store Fishing Manager and Carp-ocalypse organizer.
  • Researchers have found a new threat to salmon: copper. Even trace amounts of the metal in waters caused salmon to be noticeable less aware of predator danger. “It’s very simply and obviously because predators can see them more easily,” says Jenifer McIntyre, postdoctoral research associate at Washington State University’s Puyallup Research and Extension Center, “They’re not in lockdown mode.”
  • It’s a good time to be a fly angler’s electronic, with a new boat-specific dry bag released by Outdoor Research, and a new model of LifeProof’s “lifejacket” for iPhone which while having always waterproof, now floats.