Sometimes you’re just drawn to things and I’ve always been drawn to the sea and fishing, among other things. This is the fishing pier on the James River in Newport News, VA. A summer thunderstorm had just passed and the dedicated fishermen scurried back out after the lightening passed to get their spot secured once again.
The catch of the day was croaker or “hard heads” as known by locals, but few keepers seemed to be had. Often a storm will trigger the bite so the fishermen were quick to return and did undoubtedly fish into the night under the lights of the pier. I was a bit jealous as I had to get on a plane early the next morning and head back to Texas, leaving my old stomping ground in good hands for the evening.