• “Deciding the Fate of a Striped Bass That Took 15 Years to Catch”
“That hunt began on the Third Street jetty in Ocean City, N.J., on Dec. 8, 1999, when I was 15 years old. I had my hands tucked into my neoprene waders to guard against the early winter cold, watching my surf rod pulse in its sand spike, when it suddenly snapped straight, pointing right at the steely-gray sky for a second before bowing over. My heart was beating out of my chest.
"That striper only weighed 11 pounds, but it was my first, and the spark that lit my fire for the species.…”