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Lisa Belscastro

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Holy mackerel!

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Spring has finally arrived. I realize that spring officially began on March 19, and like many, I have enjoyed the blooming of snowdrops, crocuses,...

Where roosters swim

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I love the Vineyard. There is nowhere I’d rather live. That said, I do love to travel. And most of my travel involves fishing....

The sounds of silence

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The shelter closed on Saturday. Throughout the final week, many people said, “I bet you’re glad the season’s ending and your nights will be...

The schoolies are back

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They are back! I’m not talking about any unwanted poltergeist!  In one week, Island fishermen got a double dose of good news. This is the news...

Spring cleaning for a cause

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Do you love spring? I do. Not as much as summer, but there is so much to love about spring. Flowers are blooming, and fish are...

Fishing the ‘holdovers’

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Have you seen The Holdovers? I did. Just this past Sunday.  It was amazing! Beautiful sky, the bump, the strike, the set, the first visual, the head...

Fishermen and their secrets

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Fishermen are known to be a secretive lot. We love to fish with friends, and do so often, but we also have secret spots...

Fly-Tying: No bugs allowed

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I did it. I finally managed to juggle my shelter schedule on a Tuesday night to get to the Edgartown Rod and Gun Club...

Hooked on retail therapy

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If we’re all honest, we have at least one thing that we have a lot of. I’m not talking about hoarding, but by “a...

A fin-tastic weekend: Fishing season is coming

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Is anyone else tired of winter storms and canceled ferries?  Last Wednesday, I received an email from On the Water reminding me that spring is...

For the love of the cast

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I was talking with a friend on Monday, technically a work call, but we spent more time talking about fishing than work. He shared...

Banquets, surfcasting, and Taylor Swift

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Super Bowl Weekend. Love or hate it, it’s a national event. To be truthful, I don’t watch football. Until I started writing this column,...

Ice Fishing, at Least We Hope So

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Last Saturday, it was twenty-one degrees outside when I drove to Coop’s Bait and Tackle Shop to talk with Coop Gilkes about ice fishing....

Mother Nature and the Fate of Fishing

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The other day, I ran into Pat Toomey in Stop & Shop, and he very nicely said, “I’m determined to go fishing at sunset,...

Chappy: An Island way of life

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Have you ever been to Chappy? Have you driven on the beach, parked by the water, and shared a day with family and friends,...

Casting into the New Year

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The last day of 2023 began with a fun text conversation. Friend: “What are you doing today?” Me: “Going out looking for holdovers.” Friend: “I think it’s...

Fishing and other 2024 goals and resolutions

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I don’t know how the rest of you feel, but I can’t believe 2023 is almost over. I’m still struggling with the fact that...

What are the fishers asking from Santa?

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Dear Santa, Do you fish? Maybe some ice fishing at the North Pole, with Rudolph pulling your sleigh full of fish? I hope so, because...

How do you like your oysters?

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Oysters. They are as much a part of the Island culture as the Campground cottages or the traffic at Five Corners, or Morning Glory...

The perfect gift for your fisherman

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December. The month of holidays and parties and celebrations in all our Island towns, and, of course, gift giving. Please note that I did...