Blog, Cape Cod, Fly Fishing, Long Reads

On the seventh day, there were stripers

I had checked this beach for six days straight, watching the fall bounty of peanut bunker congregate along the bubble weed and the seabirds meander along the shoreline, picking at shells and eelgrass. Three of the six days, I found fish—a few micro stripers grazing in the shallows enjoying the plentiful baitfish all to themselves […]

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Blog, Cape Cod, Funny Fish

Week(end) Warrior: Well Al-bie!

Albie fishing, as anyone who has targeted the little torpedoes from hell for any number of seasons knows, will eventually give way to “albie casting.” This is how I felt last week in the flat calm, boat traffic-riddled Upper Buzzards Bay, as the albies casually crashed around us and completely ignored every offering we threw […]

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Blog, Cape Cod, Recent Reports

Weekend Warrior: Steady as she goes

Not much changed this week for those of us keeping ever increasing tabs on the movements of our striped friends. But I’m not complaining. The status quo, in this case, is a good one to maintain. Bass 22″-26″ are still blitzing just about every tide in Buzzards Bay, along the Southside, and along the beachfronts […]

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Blog, Cape Cod, Fly Fishing

Weekend Warrior: Look at all those chickens

And by chickens, I mean feeding, dive bombing, screeching birds. Thousands of them! This week, the bait fuse was lit across Buzzards Bay, the Southside, and Cape Cod Bay. And of course, waves of migratory bass followed. We really have two major size classes all the way from Buzzards Bay to Boston right now– 22″ […]

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Blog, Cape Cod

Weekend Warrior: Gettin’ ready to get down

I know I’ve been saying this every blog post. But things are going to blow up this weekend. For real this time. Warm nights, heavy South winds, and big tides are the harbingers of the arrival. And we’ve got all three. Schools of stripers–big schools–are going to be arriving in the Cape Cod area in […]

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