I was looking last night for photo of me in the living room with a drumfish(caught with 12 pound test because I was trying to break the world record line test record of 82 pounds)(that one, in the LR, weighted, 70 pounds) When I found some old photos taken in 1996. The first two are my buddy Carlos Dimicale, who taught me how to fish. I never really started fishing until I was about 26(1986) The two piles of fish were weakies on the left and spot, porkys, and crokers on the right. The third photo was of Larry Z. of the Burns Rd gang, we were fishing the eddys of Ship John Lighthouse on Memorial Day, 96 in the original "little boat" fame.
Wish I had photos of some of the fish my brother use to catch in the late 70's and of some of the early spring Brandywine weakies I used to catch with my dad in the 96-2000 range, I had a photo of my biggest weak that I caught in the dark at the maul in the lights with a glow in the dark Taout (lead head with shrimp tail, no bait) It was 34 inches long and weighed 12 pounds two ounces. But I can't find it. I still have the citation award letter for winning the press contest that year.
I believe we will see the rebirth of those weakfish days in a few years to come