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In Pursuit of a Big Fish: The One that Didn’t Get Away by Dick Cooper

In the first light of dawn, a right turn down a back road on the outskirts of Crisfield takes our twovehicle caravan back a half century. A 20-foot-high mountain of oyster shells runs on for hundreds of yards along one side of the pock-marked road and a low cluster of boat sheds lines the other. Workboats in a wide variety of repair and disrepair are docked stern-to the sheds. Some are rough-looking work platforms

rigged for oystering or crabbing, and still others are clearly treasured pleasure and fishing boats, scrubbed down and put away clean. As we climb out of our vehicles, we see the Karen Ray II tied up in a slip in front of one of the larger boat houses. Her broad stern gleams in the glare of dock lights. “Here we are,” says Kevin Garber of Bozman, the organizer of this late December foray by a graying band of eight

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Tidewater Times February 2013  

Tidewater Times February 2013

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