2017 F3T Selection – Running Up The Coast

Running the Coast is a raw, candid, multi-year odyssey following the Striped Bass migration from Virginia to Maine. The story of sleep-deprived, fish obsessed, striped bass anglers follows a crazed line from the Chesapeake Bay up the coast through Maryland, New Jersey, New York City to Long Island and on to Rhode Island, Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard and Maine and finally at the intersection point of the return in Montauk, NY. The successes and failures are laid out against not only stunning waterscapes, but the subplot of a fish in trouble. A fish that has been in decline since 2006, despite being the most sought after fish on the east coast dating to before America was even a nation. The magic of a fish willing to literally go anywhere – from shallow, secluded wetlands to rocky beaches and busy metropolitan cityscapes, defies imagination and made for an historical and unforgettable trip.