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FISH AMERICA: Amazing or Absurd?

June 29, 2010

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At 4 a.m. Saturday morning I was soaked, not an inch of me dry, despite the wetsuit I was in. I had swallowed so much saltwater that I was hoarse, and I had been fishing for six hours. I was ambling along the rocky shoreline of Montauk’s south side in the dark searching for any signs that the sun might be painting the horizon with the first shades of gray.I was trying to keep up with Mike Coppola, one of Montauk’s better surfcasters. And Montauk is a place with a lot of great surfcasters. The place is drenched in legend and in June, it’s surrounded with the kind of stripers that can turn you from a “who’s he,” to a headline between sunset and sunrise.

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