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Spear-Fishing for Flounder in Bay St. Louis

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Spear-Fishing for Flounder in Bay St. Louis

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Spear-Fishing for Flounder in Bay St. Louis

Spear-Fishing for Flounder in Bay St. Louis

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Doug Niolet demonstrates the proper technique for floundering. The lantern helps spot the outline of the fish, which lie just under the sand. Speared flounder are strung on the small buoy trailing behind. Noah Adams, NPR hide caption

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Doug Niolet demonstrates the proper technique for floundering. The lantern helps spot the outline of the fish, which lie just under the sand. Speared flounder are strung on the small buoy trailing behind.

Noah Adams, NPR

Noah Adams goes spear-fishing for flounder in Bay St. Louis, the Mississippi town hard-hit by Hurricane Katrina last August. His fishing partner is Doug Niolet, a retired Hurricane Hunter pilot who flew into the eye of Hurricane Katrina two days before it made landfall on the Gulf Coast.