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...

Gone fishin’: Derby Kids Day is about the pure fun of...

The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby Kids Day outing provides a welcome respite from the intensity of all-out fishing competition. For a...

Gone Fishin’: The 70th Bass and Bluefish Derby begins

The 70th Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby began with a false albacore. Aidan Gates of Tisbury was first in the weigh station...

Gone fishin’: Friends don’t let friends fish for albies

I am planning to make an independent film, and I need financial backers. Auditions for lead roles and supporting cast members begin Sunday, the...

Gone Fishin’: Look what the tine brought in

There are a lot of different ways a man can lose his wedding ring in the ocean. However, there are not a lot of...