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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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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.

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Just Married: A fishing report

Folks–if you’ve been following along, you’ll know that I wasn’t able to get much fishing done this weekend. On Saturday, I got married to this beautiful girl. It was a perfect wedding (we didn’t even mind the light mist at the outside ceremony), and the reception was a wild time. My brother, the best man, […]

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Past Report: May Blooms

The Mal de Mer had been in the water for three weeks, nearly alone in the harbor against the breakwater, joining the lobster boats and other commercial fishing vessels in a sea of otherwise empty moorings. Early May had been unseasonably cold and stormy and the few fishing trips we had taken had ended up […]

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The March that never ended

March has been a lion all month. And she doesn’t look to be making her transformation to lamb anytime soon, if we’re going by what the weather folks have to say. There’s not been much fishing to be had recently. Holdover fishing–for both stripers and trout–has been slow. The weather, rain, snow, sleet, gale, power […]

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