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Spring Tides

The legacy of Capt. Al Anderson

Anglers Journal Editor Bill Sisson reflects on the life and legacy of Capt. Al Anderson; a talented fisherman, writer, conservationist and prolific fish tagger, who tagged more than 60,000 fish, including more Atlantic bluefin tuna and striped bass than anyone.

Video produced by John V. Turner

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