Blog, Cape Cod, Plymouth, Recent Reports, Stripers

Report: The cows have come home

Fishing is all about expectations. As we pulled away from the Gurnet to steam across the Bay, false dawn still hanging heavy in the air, with an empty livewell, my expectations were low. My low expectations for the day, it turned out, would end up being wildly wrong. The striper season has been hit-or-miss so […]

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Blog, Plymouth, Recent Reports, Stripers

Quick report: Stripers are here

In case you haven’t heard, we’ve got hungry stripers in our waters, folks. And more are pouring in every tide. Here’s what I saw this weekend: Bait, bait, and more bait in Plymouth Bay The amount of bait around Cape Cod is really incredible right now. Mackerel and Herring in Cape Cod Bay and pogies […]

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Blog, Fly Fishing, Long Reads, Plymouth, Stripers

Past Report: May Blooms

The Mal de Mer had been in the water for three weeks, nearly alone in the harbor against the breakwater, joining the lobster boats and other commercial fishing vessels in a sea of otherwise empty moorings. Early May had been unseasonably cold and stormy and the few fishing trips we had taken had ended up […]

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Blog, Gear and Tactics, Stripers, Videos

Bill Hurley Baby Squid Review

I’ve been dreaming about throwing one of these things in a big rip. I get the feeling the stripers will be all over it. . In this video, I talk about my obsession with Bill Hurley’s lures, especially this new baby squid jerk bait. Check it out.   All mentioned lures can be found at […]

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