Gone fishin’: Islanders foul the nest

Updated 2pm, Monday, Aug. 17 Vineyarders are proud of their Island, and take pride in its natural beauty. Fishermen in particular treasure the fact that...

Gone Fishin’: Summertime and the fishing is easy

On Sunday, I woke up early and drove my boat and trailer to the Tashmoo landing with plans to motor to Menemsha and pick...

Gone fishin’: Has Martha’s Vineyard gone to the dogs?

There are many things to consider when heading out to fish the Martha’s Vineyard shoreline. The tide, wind direction, any concentrations and type of...

Gone fishin’: It takes a village to land a striped bass

There are many ways to have fun on Martha’s Vineyard in the summertime. For 11-year-old Justice Hartford, visiting from Oakland, Calif., catching a big...

Gone fishin’: No sommelier needed at VFW fluke derby

The sunbaked fishermen gathered inside the VFW building Sunday evening looked just a few degrees short of well-done. Two days of hot, sunny weather...

Gone fishin’: The fishing is easy, it’s the getting there that...

So I’m casually driving along Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road minding my own business, at a fair clip. I mean, I’m not one of those Island...

Gone fishin’: A fisherman weighs the reel options

My wife thinks the primary purpose of my post office box is to collect fishing and hunting catalogs. I do receive quite a few....

Gone fishin’: Friendly conversation in an out-of-the-way location

Most evenings, I am not an ambitious fisherman. I do not set out to catch a 50-pound striper. More often than not — Derby...

Gone fishin’: Take your dad fishing on Father’s Day

Several weeks ago, I was invited to participate in a program at the Vineyard Playhouse titled “Fish Tales.” On Monday evening, I joined Janet...

We can all learn from the mistakes of others

Years ago, a fisherman I know hooked and landed a spiny dogfish off Lobsterville Beach. Not wanting to grab the thrashing creature, he kicked...