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, Cape Cod, Recent Reports

Weekend Warrior: Steady as she goes

Not much changed this week for those of us keeping ever increasing tabs on the movements of our striped friends. But I’m not complaining. The status quo, in this case, is a good one to maintain. Bass 22″-26″ are still blitzing just about every tide in Buzzards Bay, along the Southside, and along the beachfronts […]

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Blog, Stripers

Weekend Warrior: This feels like the beginning of something

The first verse of striper season begins with silence and a subtle, increasing hum. Then, two words whispered through trusted circles of fishing buddies, shared on fishtagram pages and across fishing forums threads: they’re here. The stripers are here. How long have we waited to hear or utter those two words? How many cold nights […]

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Blog, Recent Reports, Stripers

Stripers in the time of Corona

These are strange times to be talking about fish. Our life for the foreseeable future is a jumbled mess of TBDs, depressing statistics, and undefined timelines. So, you’ll excuse me if all I’m thinking about is the arrival of marone saxatilis. Everything is an uncertainty right now. But one steadfast inevitability we can continue to […]

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Anthony Cole on big bass and big flies, Podcast

In this episode, I chat with Anthony Cole, master of catching big bass on the fly rod. While gushing over the flies Anthony brought, we forecast the coming striper season on the Cape, chat about beast flies, and discuss the parallels between cooking and fly tying. But mostly, I just gush over the flies Anthony […]

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