Trapped Stripers and Deep Fried White Bait

November 26, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Nelson Bryant counts netting whitebait as the best salve for dashed expectations. “Part of my problem was an unwillingness to investigate new locations, or to visit my favorite spots at odd hours. I began fly fishing for striped bass from the island’s beaches nearly 60 years ago and expect them to be waiting for me when I follow my traditional patterns.” In The New York Times (registration required).