The pattern's the same but the ingredients are different. For this time boy meets girl against a background of Bay City, Florida- and professional mullet fishing with all angles presented. The ""boy"" is Jim Fowler, home from Korea and set on college, only to find disaster in a hurricane-typhoon with the wrecking of the family fish house and the death of his father combining to end his hopes. But he finds his heart isn't broken- and captaining the firm's learning what real loyalty means among co-workers, and persuading the Yankee school teacher that a fisherman's life can be a happy one, add up to adventure, misadventure, a triumphant comeback and a good life, with the one and only girl to share it. The market is predictable.