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Jamie Howard talks ‘Running the Coast,’ Podcast

In this episode, we talk with Jamie Howard of Howard Films about his film, Running the Coast. We chat about the inception and process of creating the only film about stripers, the cast of characters he met along the way, and of course, the absurdity, insanity, and sleeplessness of the striper migration. Listen on Spotify […]

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Weekend Warrior: The Last Waltz

It’s feeling like the end of something. This weekend, we’ll most likely get our last decent weather window to target some buzzer beater stripers. We’ll be out there, but I’m not sure what to expect.   This has been a year of just that. I’m working on a season reflection now, but the patterns of […]

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Weekend Warrior: Blowin’ in the Wind

Kinda feels like the end, doesn’t it? Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I keep getting the questions. Where are the fish going to be after the storm? Will it blow the migration out to sea? Scatter the bait? Push the concentration of bass from locations North down closer to the Cape? And to […]

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Weekend Warrior: A different animal

The fall run is chaotic, fickle, wild, urgent. All of those adjectives and about a million more. Our fishing “runs” are typically predictable. There are patterns and templates to be followed. In the spring, we generally know, within a week or two, when and where the stripers will show up. During the doldrums, we have […]

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Miles and miles: The urgency of the Fall Run

We covered some miles this weekend. And we found life almost everywhere we looked. Both days felt very fall-ish, which is not a feeling I can really describe, except to say that the days are getting noticeable shorter, work is getting busier, and the fish (bass blues and bones) are getting hungrier. These conditions do […]

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Weekend Warrior: Save us, O mighty schoolie

The bass fishing has been as good as it’s ever been, according to some. Just not in Cape Cod Bay. Big bass found the pogie schools along the South Shore up to Boston in open water a few weeks ago and they have not relented. Charter captains and those lucky enough to get in on […]

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Weekend Warrior: Oh, we doin’ this thing?

Here I was, worryin’ away that the big push of bass would be nonexistent this year, and the migration goes and TOTALLY REDEEMS ITSELF. Big bass, I mean some real biggins’ folks, are in Cape Cod Bay. We’re talkin’ about bass up to 40lbs. Although it’s not Race Point and backside that’s holding the big […]

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Weekend Warrior: Is it time?

With the temps suddenly reaching typical summer levels, the big bass are finally beginning to show up. And show up they will. The plan this weekend is to find these larger fish, whatever the cost. Whatever it takes! However much gas we have to burn, we’re going to get it done. A reminder: we’re ramping […]

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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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