John Lee

Federico Pardo, Haisley Shanty, 2016, aluminum print, 36 x 36 inches

Season on the Ice

Ice fishing is the memory of American winters, nighttime snow, stacks of cordwood and people in heavy coats staring into holes.

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The Bait-Watcher

When halfbeaks showed up in the Northeast this fall, I had to balance being mesmerized by their movements in the water with the urge to cast and catch.

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Denizens of the Old Grounds

Despite the decline in their stocks, cod and all they represent still beckon this traditional New England fisherman.

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On the Run

Fall stirs the drive to chase long and hard after fleeing fish.

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Secret Order of Scup

A boyhood summer day spent landing scup by the dozen — think cut-offs and bicycles — planted a seed that grew into a lifetime of fishing.