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 …

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 …

Weekend Warrior: I’ve got albie fever and the only prescription is more albies

You heard me say it, folks. Wayyyyyy back in July. What a strange season. I'll give the full season recap at a later date, after we've winterized the boat, the fish are all gone and I'm sitting on the couch super depressed. But the striper fishing died down a month ago and hasn't heated up …

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.