30 days of stripers: Counting down to the first migratory bass of 2019

Want to contribute to the 30 days of stripers countdown? Shoot us your favorite striper picture and a quick story about the catch and we'll feature it here and on our social accounts. Submissions can be sent to sevenstripesfishing@gmail.com or messaged on Instagram or Facebook. Prefer to tell us your story in person? Visit the …

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 …

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 …