Gone Fishin’: Rigging for sharks takes stout tackle

Matt Malowski of Oak Bluffs is a shore fishing guide,  a school guidance counselor, and shore shark fisherman. I think there are skills that...

Gone fishin’: Cue the double bass, the sharks are off East...

This fishing column began in 1995. That was the year Cooper Gilkes and I agreed to be part of the Possible Dreams auction, the...

Gone Fishin’: Launching a boat is a learning experience

The Lagoon Pond launch ramp is the most convenient and boater-friendly ramp on Martha’s Vineyard, when its 26 parking places are not jammed with...

Gone fishin’: On the water, channel 16 is your radio lifeline

A week and a half ago on Saturday I left Tashmoo and headed across Vineyard Sound for the Elizabeths to cast a Sluggo into...

Gone fishin’: Young fisherman learns a lesson about unrequited affection

Grady Keefe of Chilmark and Colorado loves to fish. Most days the 9-year-old can be found with a fishing rod in his hand. Most...

Gone fishin’: VFW Fluke Derby provided table fare and fun

On Saturday, the wind and rain blew hard out of the northeast. This was disconcerting for two reasons. It meant I could not get...

Gone fishin’: Fisherman stars in his own remake of Hitchcock’s ‘The...

In the 1963 horror classic “The Birds,” directed by the cleverly ghoulish Alfred Hitchcock, one of the scariest scenes arrives when a flock of...

Gone fishin’: Coast Guard proposes to remove local navigational aids

President Barack Obama has asked Congress to approve a proposed budget request of $582.7 billion to fund the Department of Defense in fiscal year...

Gone fishin’: The ocean that sustains us also brings us pain

Most days, the waters that surround Martha’s Vineyard are a source of pleasure and sustenance. This week brought measured pain. One man, Mike Mobilia of...

Gone fishin’: Late-night splash in the dark holds a surprise

This story might have ended up as the Martha’s Vineyard version of the Loch Ness monster, only in this fish story Nessie got eaten....