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Spear-Fishing for Flounder in Bay St. Louis

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
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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 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.

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Noah Adams, long-time co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, brings more than three decades of radio experience to his current job as a contributing correspondent for NPR's National Desk., focusing on the low-wage workforce, farm issues, and the Katrina aftermath. Now based in Ohio, he travels extensively for his reporting assignments, a position he's held since 2003.