The Horse's Mouth has a regular Friday feature called Fish on Fridays, which is on the Peconic Puffin's required reading list. We like a good fish. But last Friday's FOF really caught our eye. Take a good look at the fish in the picture. Look familiar? For a number of Puffins and friends of Puffins, the answer may be Yes. It's a Sheepshead...Archosargus probatocephalus. A sheepshead figured heavily in a Puffin escapade a few years back...Slo and Jay caught it...Michael admired the character and countenance of the fish so much that he suggested we take it to a bar and buy the fish drinks (Radar Tom offered to get the first round,) but when it was all said and done Slo carved it into sashimi, which we washed down with a Viognier...at 10 o'clock in the morning.
We were in Cape Hatteras, which should be taken into account.
(Slo demanded that the tale of his sheepshead be immortalized in the Peconic Puffin, but at the time the print version had stopped being published, and the web version was still yet to be. Slo, here it is, 18 months after the last bite!)