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Where the Fish and the Fisher-People Are

STATEN ISLAND

Joseph Perez, 28, middle-school math teacher

“When I was 7, my aunt took me fishing off the Harlem piers 1 . Now I go out with the Brooklyn Fishing Club. Last year, on a trip to Staten Island, each of us caught at least six huge striped bass. It was like out of The Old Man and the Sea: The reels were screeching and we were shouting, ‘We got another one here!’ One guy broke two poles and still managed to reel in a fish on one broken pole. When I came back home, I had blood all over my pants.”

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