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Girl Rules the Waves
Fisherwoman Kayla Cox catches fish and lands community connections
Dawn breaks over choppy seas as the engines of the F/V Finlander II go quiet. The fishing vessel drifts into position somewhere over Fippennies Ledge, about 65 miles off the coast of southern Maine. Sporting blue vinyl crew gloves with the words “GIRLS RULE” spelled out over the fingers, 25-year-old Kayla Cox slides some cut squid onto four jig flies and lets the rig drop 300 feet from her fishing rod. read the full story