Blog, Cape Cod, Funny Fish

Week(end) Warrior: Well Al-bie!

Albie fishing, as anyone who has targeted the little torpedoes from hell for any number of seasons knows, will eventually give way to “albie casting.” This is how I felt last week in the flat calm, boat traffic-riddled Upper Buzzards Bay, as the albies casually crashed around us and completely ignored every offering we threw […]

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Weekend Warrior: Don’t think Twice

Quick little update for you stripers fiends this Friday afternoon (what day is it, really?). We’ve reached the point in the spring run where making the decision as to where and when to pursue stripers can be panic inducing. We are paralyzed by the thought of choosing a spot and choosing wrong. I’m feeling that […]

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Blog, Recent Reports

Weekend Warrior: Catch the (migration) wave

It’s an albie weekend. Again. We’re going to get some fly albies. Will they cooperate? Probably not. But I’m going to keep trying and trying and trying again until we get one to eat, because that’s the definition of insanity. Is this a wise decision—the decision to ignore our striped friends and a possible season-best […]

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Blog, Podcasts

Joe D’Agostino of Joebaggs Tackle, Podcast

In this episode, we sit down with Joe D’Agostino of Joebaggs Tackle. We chat about how to catch every type of fish in the Northeast on a Joebaggs lure, big bass on olive jigs at night, and how the famous “Patriot Fish” was named. Hint: It involves a lost bet. And Joe is not a […]

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Blog, Long Reads, Stripers

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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