Blog, Cape Cod, Fly Fishing

Weekend Warrior: Look at all those chickens

And by chickens, I mean feeding, dive bombing, screeching birds. Thousands of them! This week, the bait fuse was lit across Buzzards Bay, the Southside, and Cape Cod Bay. And of course, waves of migratory bass followed. We really have two major size classes all the way from Buzzards Bay to Boston right now– 22″ […]

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Blog, Podcasts

Dan Wells on finding big bass, Podcast

In this episode, I sit down with Dan Wells (@canalflyguy). Dan gives an absolute masterclass on finding big bass at night. We talk fly and spin presentations, tidal and moon stage, and have lots of fun bait discussion. If you listen to this and use the methods Dan outlines here, you will catch more stripers. […]

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Blog, Podcasts

Ryan Franklin shore-based sharking, podcast

In this episode, I chat with Ryan Franklin, local expert in the art of all things shore-based sharking, about everything you need to know to catch monsters from shore. We also talk expensive swimbaits and lament about slow times at the Canal (just kidding). The dogs make a guest appearance.

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Blog, Cape Cod, Recent Reports, Stripers

Report: Stripers are here

The spring run has officially started. Water temperatures continue to climb around the Cape and the bass seem to be ahead of schedule this year, at least compared to last year. This past weekend, the outgoing tides around dawn and dusk in upper Buzzards Bay gave us our first legitimate shots at finding stripers in […]

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Blog, Long Reads, Stripers

Fish Stories: Dumb luck

Riley Libby We left Maine just after 11 and drove through the night. The highway was dark as we crossed into Massachusetts. The floor was already littered with empty monster cans. It had been a long day at work prior to leaving and the plan to take a nap never materialized. At this point, we […]

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Blog, Gear and Tactics, Plymouth, Stripers

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.

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Blog, Cape Cod, Long Reads, Stripers

November Flood Tide

We fish in November because after months of relentlessly pursuing something, it would be uncomfortable to quit it cold turkey. The whole “not fishing” thing is something that needs to be eased into. November then, serves a few different purposes—the primary one being the longing for “one last fish” at the tail of the migration […]

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