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What They Were Thinking

What They Were Thinking: A great catch

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what's happening in the shot.

Who’s up today: Jon Immel, first mate on the charter fishing boat Just Do It Too, tosses back a striped bass off Brant Point near Nantucket, Sept. 3, 2012.

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Immel: “It’s amazing and so beautiful at Brant Point. We were still kind of jazzed when we got a nice 35-pound striped bass just off the beach right in front of John Kerry’s house. That was beautiful. Then we made one more pass and we got this smaller one, which I threw back. We do catch and release on just about all our trips. When we do catch and release, we say, ‘Honor the fish,’ and throw them back. We used an umbrella rig to land the stripers. It looks just like a school of fish, and when the striped bass see them, they go right after them. It’s amazing out here. I can never wish for a better job. I love fresh striper. There’s no better eating. As for the fish, he’s probably thinking, ‘Oh good, I can keep my date tonight.’ ”

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