400 Fish

By 2008.03.14 tags: , , , , , . Comment»
HV/Story/ Work by: Grant Fuller · SALT

C’mon, bait your line. Let’s go smelt fishin’ on the ice. Ten shacks on a frozen river are filled with ice fishermen for ten weeks each year. Owner Steve Leighton provides the bait; his patrons bring the beer; and the fish take care of the rest. Produced by Grant Fuller of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, premiered on Weekend America, “What Are You Gonna Do with 400 Fish?” (5:13 mp3):

While you’re listening, check the photos of Sarah Breul, also of SALT, who tagged along to Leighton’s Smelt Camp on the Abagadasset River in Bowdinham, Maine, and took these Image of Ice Fishing…
Fishing camps on river Bucket of smelt Fishig camps at night © Sarah Breul


Above effect is the Anura photo gallery (beta 2) script by Eric Puidokas. Tell us if it’s working for ya…

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