30 days of stripers: Counting down to the first migratory bass of 2019

Want to contribute to the 30 days of stripers countdown? Shoot us your favorite striper picture and a quick story about the catch and we'll feature it here and on our social accounts. Submissions can be sent to sevenstripesfishing@gmail.com or messaged on Instagram or Facebook. Prefer to tell us your story in person? Visit the …

Tactics and Gear: 12 Tips for stripers in Plymouth/Duxbury Bay

While it may not hold the promise of big fish on every outing like some other popular Cape Cod Bay striper locations, the light tackle and topwater fishing opportunities in the Three Bays are spectacular, even world-class. The bay is dynamic and complex and features almost every type of striper structure that we find in the Northeast. It's a totally unique location. And most importantly, it holds lots of striped bass.

Fish Stories: Kayak Rescue and Fishing Karma on the Cape Cod Flats

*This story originally appeared in the January 2018 edition of On the Water Magazine. A thought usually jolts through my head as I stare blinking and blurry-eyed into the deafening light of my iPhone after three hours of sleep on those early season, early morning wake-ups: Man, I hope something happens during this fishing trip that makes the sleep deprivation worth it. The thing is, it doesn’t even …

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 …