Gone fishin’: Move over, Roy Rogers, the Derby has Phil

  Sunday evening I made my first fishing trip of the 71st Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, accompanied by the lyrics and music...

Gone fishin’: The 71st pursuit of Bass and Bluefish Derby glory...

The 71st Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby begins Sunday, Sept. 11. For those readers unfamiliar with this five-week fishing contest, think of...

Gone Fishin’: Wade carefully, and carry a big rod

https://youtu.be/vAYXKHFfZ6g In 10 more days, the attention of the majority of Island fishermen will be firmly fixed on the start of the 71st Martha’s Vineyard...

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...