Report: Cape Cod Searun Brook Trout

Geoff seemed to have a sixth sense about spots where fish would be lurking, and he was usually right. Despite popping off the first brookie I had on the line, I quickly learned the tactics required to successfully hook and land these fish as we made our way downstream.

Gear and Tactics: Trout fishing in the kettleponds

**3/13 Update: Trout have been stocked in a few Cape ponds! Head over to 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 …

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.

Steve Culton, Guide and Fly Tyer, Seven Stripes Podcast

Today, we chat with fly fishing extraordinaire, Steve Culton. Steve is a guide, fly tyer and acclaimed fly fishing writer, with works published in Field & Stream, American Angler, The Flyfish Journal, The Drake and Flyfishing & Tying Journal.  We talk (the sometimes technical) trout fishing on the Farmington, catching stripers on the fly year-round, and using …

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 …

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.