A man had his hands full in Scituate,Mass., during a severe late-winter storm last week.
Instead of shoveling snow, Charlie Field, 56, decided to practice flycasting in winds that rivaled those of his favorite fishing hole in Boca Grande.
"Suddenly, I felt a pull on my line and figured I had gotten snagged on a mooring line in the inner harbor," said Field. "I damn near got pulled into the water."
Charlie Field, 56, decided to practice fly casting in winds that rivaled those of his favorite fishing hole in Boca Grande. And he actually caught this tarpon.
After a one-hour battle, Field landed the beauty in the flooded parking lot of the Mill Wharf Restaurant, steps away from his office in Scituate Harbor.
New England Aquarium experts issued a statement that tarpons are a rarity north of the Carolinas and severe storm surge must have confused the fish. Field released the fish soon after this shot was taken.