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, Long Reads, Stripers

Fish Stories: Dumb luck

Riley Libby We left Maine just after 11 and drove through the night. The highway was dark as we crossed into Massachusetts. The floor was already littered with empty monster cans. It had been a long day at work prior to leaving and the plan to take a nap never materialized. At this point, we […]

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Blog, Long Reads, Trout

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 […]

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Blog, Cape Cod, Long Reads, Recent Reports, Stripers

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 […]

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Blog, Long Reads

Fish Thoughts: Truck Day and Countdown Season

The Pats won in a fashion that most likely had Bill Belichick VERY HAPPY well past the four-hour threshold. There’s your analysis. Last night scrolling through Twitter, adrenaline still pumping through my brain, someone tweeted a picture of a truck with a Sox logo on it. “Truck Day,” it said. What a stupid thing, I […]

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