Project journals

Pat Trotter

May 17, 2021

It was an absolutely perfect spring day and there was lots of activity on the docks at Viking Village. Captain George West was getting the dayboat scalloper Bear ready to head out and I was able to take some nice pictures of them going out the inlet. Captain Kevin Wark

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May 11, 2021

Just my luck – I went down to the beach to photograph a surf fisherman and he had just released a 47 inch striped bass that he had reeled in about 10 minutes before I arrived! The fish was measured and tagged and then released as it was larger than

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May 10, 2021

It was a cold, windy May morning on the docks today and there was a lot of activity. Two scallop boats came in and were unloaded and then the Eaglett II brought in another large catch of tilefish. There was also a lot of activity of people doing maintenance on

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After a bit of a hiatus working on other projects I was able to get back down to the commercial fishing docks when the gill netters were coming in with their catch of spiny dog fish. They are so named because they hunt in packs like dogs. These slim sharks

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Tilefish

Early this morning I received a text to let me know that one of the fishing boats, the Eaglet II,was coming with a catch of tilefish. I hadn’t seen the tilefish catches yet and hadn’t photographed this particular boat so I quickly got dressed and headed up to the north

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Docking the Big Boats

It seems that I often arrive at the docks when the Ms Manya is coming in and it was no different this morning. I was a bit late heading down to Barnegat Light but fortunately still caught her coming in. Watching the captain turn and back the 65 foot scalloper

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