Gear and Tactics: Trout fishing in the kettleponds

**3/13 Update: Trout have been stocked in a few Cape ponds! Head over to https://www.mass.gov/service-details/trout-stocking-report for details. *3/12 Update: No trout stocked yet. Will update when I hear about the trucks. Sean and I hit four ponds just off-Cape on Monday 3/11 and found them all locked up with ice. I'm thinking they should be …

This is spring

This is spring. This is the beginning of something. Work's busy but I sneak out early, speeding down 195, shoving a granola bar into my mouth while narrowly avoiding speed traps and potential ten car pileups. At the state forest, I pull down an unmarked dirt road; overgrown even in the dead landscape of early …

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 …

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 …

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 …