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Janet Messineo

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Making friends while fishing is a shore thing

I learned to fish for bonito and false albacore from the ferry pier in Oak Bluffs. The regulars who taught me were David Duarte,...

Everyone is talking about the lack of fish

Boat and shore fishermen alike say, “Not many fish around, unless you’re talking tuna.”OK, what’s going on? I don’t mean to panic, but I...

Summer doldrums take hold

I have been a shore guide, taking people fishing and teaching surfcasting workshops, for the past nine years. My business, vineyardsurfcaster.com, kept me busy...

Menhaden is ‘the liver of the ocean’

Even if you don’t fish, but live near the ocean and want to learn about the food chain, The Most Important Fish in the...

Permit fee is small price to pay for fishing

When the state of Massachusetts first started to talk about recreational fishing permits, I was unhappy with the idea. I thought, “Can’t anything be...

Data collection is part of the fun

Now that most of the weekend tournaments have ended, it’s time to do some fishing, not for competition, but just for fun and maybe...

Serving up tournament winners

See the bottom of this post for a list of tournament winners.I have many reasons to be grateful that I found fishing as my...

Fishing is the best medicine

We’ve all heard fish being called “brain food,” and we know the benefit of eating fresh fish. Saltwater fish provide iodine and are an...

First tug of the season brings relief

Everything is happening late this year, including the run of herring. The shadbush bloom has come and gone. The tiny white flowers that appear...