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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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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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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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Tactics and Gear: Fly fishing

Listen, I’m by no means a #flygod (although someday I will be). In the timeline of fly rod immortality, I’m a mere babe. But I’ve put enough time in where I can preach the steps to becoming a respected angler on the river or flats. Before my acceptance of the fly gods, the old and the […]

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Accidental Stripers: Chaos, but the good kind

She must have taken the deceiver as it dropped unattended through the water column–some 30 pounds of Cape Cod spring-run striper. A big bass, the kind I was after, had engulfed all three trebles of Capt. Bill’s plug. ‘I can’t see the hook points anymore’, he tells me, pulling her up onto the gunnels. ‘I […]

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November Flood Tide

We fish in November because after months of relentlessly pursuing something, it would be uncomfortable to quit it cold turkey. The whole “not fishing” thing is something that needs to be eased into. November then, serves a few different purposes—the primary one being the longing for “one last fish” at the tail of the migration […]

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