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 …

MA Striped Bass Association Expo, Seven Stripes Podcast

In this podcast, we talk with George, Steve and Ray from the MA Striped Bass Association about all of the great vendors and seminars at the MSBA Sportfishing Expo this year. We also talk about catching 62-pound stripers and losing 70-pound stripers. Lots of great fishing stories in this one. Or listen on iTunes Podcasts …

Gear and Tactics: How to catch a striper from the boat, spinning rod edition

Looking to catch your first striper from the boat? Or, want to catch stripers more consistently? Well, you’re going to need to right equipment to do so. After perusing this post, you should know exactly what you need to go out and catch stripers. Here’s a hint, wives, girlfriends, husbands, boyfriends, mothers, fathers: If you’re …