National Geographic : 1962 Dec
Spin rigs slap the surf as anglers cast into a school of bluefish coursing through mental wings, acquisition proceedings were begun in many places, and the chances were good that there would soon be more public beaches along a coast now largely in private ownership. Dozens of communities passed beach pro tection laws. In such places it became illegal to improve the view by leveling a dune or killing the binding grass on its sides. 886 HE SEA, of course, can also be kind to hu mans. Fishermen know the good that lies at its edge. The lady in the army surplus camouflage coat above will never forget this moment. The fish on her line is the first she ever caught. Tony Stewart, who took the pic ture, asked her name. "Stop asking silly questions and look at my beautiful, beautiful fish," she said.