Gear and Tactics: Trout fishing in the kettleponds

**3/13 Update: Trout have been stocked in a few Cape ponds! Head over to https://www.mass.gov/service-details/trout-stocking-report for details. *3/12 Update: No trout stocked yet. Will update when I hear about the trucks. Sean and I hit four ponds just off-Cape on Monday 3/11 and found them all locked up with ice. I'm thinking they should be …

This is spring

This is spring. This is the beginning of something. Work's busy but I sneak out early, speeding down 195, shoving a granola bar into my mouth while narrowly avoiding speed traps and potential ten car pileups. At the state forest, I pull down an unmarked dirt road; overgrown even in the dead landscape of early …

Tactics and Gear: 12 Tips for stripers in Plymouth/Duxbury Bay

While it may not hold the promise of big fish on every outing like some other popular Cape Cod Bay striper locations, the light tackle and topwater fishing opportunities in the Three Bays are spectacular, even world-class. The bay is dynamic and complex and features almost every type of striper structure that we find in the Northeast. It's a totally unique location. And most importantly, it holds lots of striped bass.

Fish Stories: Kayak Rescue and Fishing Karma on the Cape Cod Flats

*This story originally appeared in the January 2018 edition of On the Water Magazine. A thought usually jolts through my head as I stare blinking and blurry-eyed into the deafening light of my iPhone after three hours of sleep on those early season, early morning wake-ups: Man, I hope something happens during this fishing trip that makes the sleep deprivation worth it. The thing is, it doesn’t even …

Big OTW Striper Cup News: Caring for your catch, from catch to grill or release

On the Water announced yesterday that they are changing the structure of the long-running Striper Cup, eliminating all weigh-ins from the format. With this move, OTW will look to move toward a catch and release-focused tournament model. "There is not a single prize in the 2019 Striper Cup that requires an angler to keep a …