Throughout the east coast of North America, from Long Island Sound to the northern most point of Labrador if you look closely, you will find the chrome beauty known as Salmo Salar. For a fly fisherman it may mean the best fresh water game fish there is, to a biologist it may be a long history of research, and the conversationalist in many cases it is the one to save. This film is a compilation of all that is good in North America; people hard at work for an excellent cause, the fight to hold on to a North American treasure or just the simple beauty of this “leaper.” As of late, there are significant efforts in place to better understand what is going on with this fable fish. There’s no doubt; Atlantic salmon are in trouble, particularly in the Coast of Maine watershed and points south. Where once there were thousands of fish, now there are tens. That’s tens. Sadly, in some places, there are none and yet, in many Canadian rivers they are thriving with record returns. It is a lot to take in, we know, but where there is truth you will also find understanding. This journey explores the outer most reaches from the wilds of Labrador, the Gaspe Bay Peninsula and New Brunswick, to the inner workings of hatcheries and fish traps. From the rich sporting heritage to the mystery while at sea, this film will take you on an exploration of a lifetime, well beyond the leap.