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Squid and Fog

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Blog, Commercial Fishing, Nature, Sport Fishing, Stories | 0 comments

Photos by Zach Harvey. Story by JP Lee Point Judith, R.I. — Sometimes on windless nights in May, when everything in the harbor is still, when there’s no boat traffic, no ferries backing in or out, no welders or grinders, no fishermen pulling heavy sweeps and chains across bulkheads, the squid—the loligo—will come into the shallows and lay in the...

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Photos of Party Boats, San Francisco Bay.

Photos of Party Boats, San Francisco Bay.

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Sport Fishing | 0 comments

A friend of mine, Abner Kingman, sent these along from the West Coast. I like these photos. I like their perspective. Abner is putting a book together of the working craft of San Francisco Bay, and one of the subjects is party boats. Some of the others are tugs and container ships and purse seiners. I’m not sure when the book’s going to come...

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sacrifice

Posted by on Jan 4, 2012 in Sport Fishing | 19 comments

I’ve had time to review the moment and I still don’t know what it is I’ve learned. Something lost. A fishing rod, the best I’ve ever owned. I broke it Christmas Eve morning, 2011.  A day cold enough that without gloves on you would’ve lost your hands. We were codfishing east of Block Island. I wish I could say it happened dramatically, the boat...

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Make It Simple, Make it Work

Posted by on Mar 8, 2011 in Sport Fishing | 2 comments

Originally published in The Fisherman Magazine, NE Edition: Issue #7, February 17, 2011 By John P. Lee I once had a run-in with a tackle store owner. In the end, it did me some good, got my little head moving in the right direction. No doubt, I’d pushed too far with my questions—what lure, where and when. The owner tried his best to answer them—a...

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