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    In the pre-dawn hours, Paul Korenkiewicz rummages through his bag for a lure while fishing for stripers off the coast of Kennebunkport. Korenkiewicz likes to start fishing early and sometimes even fishes at night.

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    The license plate on Korenkiewicz's truck says it all: if he could fish 365 days a year, he would.

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    Under a mottled sky in pre-dawn hours, Korenkiewicz reaches up for his line while fishing for stripers.

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    A wave crashes on rocks around Korenkiewicz.

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    The bent rod indicates that Korenkiewicz has hooked another striper while fishing off the coast of Kennebunkport. Korenkiewicz caught numerous stripers during the day in a range of sizes.

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    Korenkiewicz reels in a striper while fishing off the coast of Kennebunkport. Korenkiewicz has also fly fished and used bait to catch striped bass, but he prefers lures so he can try to catch the bigger stripers.

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    Korenkiewicz holds up a striper he caught off the coast of Kennebunkport.

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    Korenkiewicz pulls the hook out of a striper's mouth.

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    Water runs down off rocks after a wave crashed against them as Korenkiewicz changes to a new lure while fishing for stripers off the coast of Kennebunkport.

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    Korenkiewicz kisses a striper before releasing it off the coast of Kennebunkport Korenkiewicz kisses every striper he catches to thank it before he releases it.

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    Korenkiewicz releases every striper he catches because he is not a big fan of the way they taste but he also likes the idea that the fish will be there for another fisherman to catch someday.

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    With a sailboat providing a backdrop, Korenkiewicz walks across rocks at Fortunes Rocks Beach in Biddeford Pool. Korenkiewicz says that being out in the beautiful environment along the Maine coast is one of benefits of fishing so often.

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    Korenkiewicz walks across a rock bar while fishing for stripers off the coast of Kennebunkport.

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