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 […]Read more
In this episode, I chat with Capt. Peter Fallon of Gillies & Fallon Guide Service about tossing flies to stripers on the flats in the Kennebec, running down blitzing albies in Buzzards Bay, and just about everything in between. We may even chat about catching stripers in the Three Bays. This one is loaded with […]Read more
With albie fever seemingly breaking for the moment, it may be a good time to take a step back and talk about some strategies to make catching them just a little less frustrating. I, and pretty much everyone I’ve talked to, expect another large push of albies before the they make their final lap, but […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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.Read more