Monday, October 13, 2008

Fishing for Shiners by the Lot on the Bay

When we fished for snappers, with long bamboo poles across the street from our house on South Oyster Bay we always used frozen spearing.  I still do, though the ravenous little blue fish will bite on anything that shines, including a piece of shiny metal with three hooks on the end.  So the shiners, as we also called them, are really not needed.

Turns out that the little fish are a Bengali delicacy, as this Times article and video demonstrate.