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Derby fever interrupted by terrible loss

Suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the height of the Derby, we lost an avid fisherman, a beloved Islander, and a Derby legacy with...

The most wonderful time of year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The congestion on the roads and beaches is starting to clear up, the bait fish are...

Oak Bluffs fireworks were not the only show last week

Last week a good friend of ours, Henrik Olsson, came to visit the Island from Key West. Henrik is the kind of friend who...

Fishing Report: Keep the faith in the fish

We have all heard the comments — “There are no fish,” “Where are the fish?” It’s no lie that pickings have been slim recently,...

A recipe for successful bluefish eating

Spring was amazingly productive fishing from shore, but the water has warmed up, and it’s getting a little tougher out there. There are still...

Safety net  

One of the best things I have found through my experiences fishing is a sense of community. It is rare that I head out...

Real fishing is a journey

When my wife and I first moved to Martha’s Vineyard, I had the grand idea that I would just “become” a fisherman. I arrived...