Jim Theane, also known as "Pompano Jim," is among the residents of Grayton Beach, a sleepy beach town in Florida's Panhandle. Pompano Jim, a retired college professor spends most of his days out on Grayton Beach fishing for Pompano and Tarpon. He's had to start fishing further east as fish flee from the oil creeping across the panhandle. (Laura Figueroa/Miami Herald/MCT)
Jim Theane, also known as "Pompano Jim," is among the residents of Grayton Beach, a sleepy beach town in Florida's Panhandle. Pompano Jim, a retired college professor spends most of his days out on Grayton Beach fishing for Pompano and Tarpon. He's had to start fishing further east as fish flee from the oil creeping across the panhandle. (Laura Figueroa/Miami Herald/MCT) Laura Figueroa / Miami Herald / MCT
Jim Theane, also known as "Pompano Jim," is among the residents of Grayton Beach, a sleepy beach town in Florida's Panhandle. Pompano Jim, a retired college professor spends most of his days out on Grayton Beach fishing for Pompano and Tarpon. He's had to start fishing further east as fish flee from the oil creeping across the panhandle. (Laura Figueroa/Miami Herald/MCT) Laura Figueroa / Miami Herald / MCT

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