Gone Fishin’: Fishing perseverance, luck opens Derby padlock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNt2lJL8388 Many years ago, three weeks into the Derby and already feeling the effects of a fishing schedule that left little time for a good...

Gone fishin’: A search for brook trout on Martha’s Vineyard brings...

Tim Sheran of Vineyard Haven is not an advocate in the strict sense of the word. He is not the kind of guy who...

Gone fishin’: Reading the water takes on a whole new meaning

Updated 11 am, Oct. 8 I suspect that years ago, an aging fisherman who had used a baitcasting reel all his life saw some young...

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...