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....

Gone Fishin’: Squid invasion provides inky Island fun

Jigging for squid is about the most fun an Island kid of any age can have. It requires a minimal amount of tackle, some...

Gone Fishin’: Once upon a time on Martha’s Vineyard, when rooms...

Imagine an Island famous for great fishing, where the residents heartily welcome visitors and place signs on roadways to direct fishermen to the best...

Gone fishin’: Olga was a Derby fisherman in heart and soul

Olga Hirshhorn did not fish as many days, or catch as many big fish, as many Derby fishermen, but she had as much heart...

Gone fishin’: Neptune shines his favors on those who respect his...

A well-worn fishing hat is as important a piece of fishing equipment as a rod and reel. Few Derby fishermen would think of leaving...