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 …

Season Forecast: Booking the best possible charter days for the 2019 season

Charter captains and guides consistently catch fish because they spend a ton of time on the water and understand the patterns our fishy friends follow during specific times of the year. So, odds are good that when you head out on a charter or guided trip, you'll catch some fish.But do you want just good fishing? Or …

Past Report: October ebb tide

Success in October is a narrow beam of light. Urgency. Last round. You don’t have to leave but you probably should before the month is over, because the bass are few and the weather is usually less than ideal.

We press out into the full moon night with two hours of darkness ahead of us. It’s muggy for October and the boat pushes soundlessly through the water; dirty yellow circus lights from the powerplant to the starboard, clean moonlight refracting the still water to the port.