COURTESY PHOTO | The menhaden, or bunker fish, seen for centuries in huge schools in our waters.
The last three weeks have brought us the wildest kind of weather that we’ve seen in many years.
Fishing had just started to pick up again and fishermen were doing O.K. on false albacore, striped bass and bluefish using bait, casting lures and flies. Some even scored “Grand Slams,” which means that you had to catch a blue, a striper and an albacore on the same trip. I even extended that string one day to a “Super Grand Slam” by catching a porgy to add to the list. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Our columnist with a just-caught false albacore landed on a fly rod.
Sportfishing is just like professional baseball.
Far-fetched? Follow my train of thought and I think you might agree with me. (more…)
Even though the summer is drawing to a close, there’s still lots of fun on the Island this weekend. (more…)
Careful! Bluefish jaws want your fingers.
One of the jobs of any fishing columnist is contacting people to ask if they’re catching fish, where they’re catching them and what lures, bait or tackle they’re using. Prime contacts include local tackle shops, charter boat captains, fishing friends and even a few fishing guides. (more…)