Right now the striped bass are running, chasing the littler fishies down the coast. So, the sport and commercial fishermen are out in pursuit, and it's not a simple sport, as a "keeper" is 28 inches long. That's a very big fish.
Our neighbor rang our bell tonight and presented us with:
I had Dave hold it for the picture, doesn't it look like he just caught it? They are not easy to catch, and Dave and Paul did try a number of times over the years, so it's nice to now catch one from a neighbor.
Dave butchered the beauty into
steaks and filets, and they are all in the freezer just waiting to be grilled or, perhaps, smoked.
Tomorrow I'll make a blueberry something to bring to our neighbor as a thank you. He fishes, I bake, and we all eat. It's a very nice arrangement.