Meet the Ebony Anglers, Five Black Women Catching Fish and Stares
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. The shooting stars that illuminated the dark sky on the journey to deeper waters had given way to a crisp morning when Gia Peebles felt her fishing rod tense.
She gritted her teeth. Her adrenaline surged. She braced herself, gripped her rod tighter and started reeling, all while fighting the waves and current. After a few minutes of coaxing, she spotted rainbow scales glistening on a king mackerel as it neared the water’s surface.
Captain David Stone hooked the hefty fish, plucking it from the ocean and plopping it onto the Cay Sea May’s deck. Cheers erupted. Peebles exhaled.
Look at him, he’s a fatty, Tiana Davis said.
He is a fatty, Bobbiette Palmer said. That’s your name: Fatty.