Sunday, August 7, 2022

Gone Fishin'

Gone Fishin’: Dogfish bar access is a winding path

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After much gnashing of teeth, and a tussle between state wildlife officials and Gay Head leaders, a period of detente settled over the area. The state did not improve the parking lot and everyone looked the other way.

Gone fishin’: Bluefish lead the charge into the fishing season

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My point to Norma was that had I been invited to Cannes I would have been unable to throw a fishing rod on my truck Saturday afternoon and go looking for bluefish. I knew there were fish on Chappy, but I wanted to explore. The wind was out of the southwest and conditions were perfect for bluefish.

A fisherman’s heroic effort is a dream, only a dream

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With just days to go until the final Derby weigh-in, a columnist reels in the big one.

Call me squeamish, but I don’t eat worms

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Early last week, I caught a fat striped bass.

Derby fisherman vows a revived effort

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The strategy this year is ambitious – a quick start out of the gate

Author tells real life story of Coast Guard heroics

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Michael Tougias will speak at the Vineyard Haven Library Tuesday.

A fair blue ribbon winner shares some, but not all, of his secrets

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Smoke is the key ingredient in smoked bluefish. It also helps to catch some fish.

Museum exhibit dives into Bass and Bluefish Derby history

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The Martha's Vineyard Museum chronicles 67 years of Island fishing madness.

Some food for thought for the president

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Closer to home, the debate continues in West Tisbury over the fate of the Mill Pond dam.

Fish are jumping, his creative juices are flowing

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When the fishing is good I am creative. I think about what lures I might use to catch a striped bass, I consider the best tides and I explore different spots. When the fishing...

Fisherman adds striped bass fish cakes to his culinary universe

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The fish cakes were crunchy and tasty and made a delicious snack. But catching a striped bass is the first step.

Tuna trip to Chatham makes for a whale of a tale

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A tuna fisherman once said, "I pray to God that when I die my wife does not sell my tackle for what I told her I paid for it."

The VFW big boy anglers were no match for a girl

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Molly Menton, a sprite of a fifth grader, hauled in a 9.47 pound fluke, to claim the coveted title of VFW Fluke King, er, Queen.

Lagoon Pond launch ramp attracts the inconsiderate

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It is very disappointing to find one of the Island's best launch ramps clogged by meatheads. Recent action by EPO Sgt. Camire helped solve the problem.

Behind the scenes, state agency provides fishing access

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The men and women who labor in the Office of Fishing and Boating Access get no glory. But they do a very good job.

Martha’s Vineyard fishermen claim Island cup

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In the annual, amicable battle with their Nantucket counterparts, Martha's Vineyard finished first with a 2.25 pound lead.

Catch and release tournament was humbling all the way around

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Army Captain Nicholas Blair said he was humbled by the display of gratitude for his service.

For one young fisherman, an early alarm clock says, I love you

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This Sunday is Father's Day. For one young girl, an early morning fishing trip with dad held a special message.

The quality of the fight trumps the quantity of the fish

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Justin Pribanic battled wind and weeds on Martha's Vineyard in what seemed a losing battle until he hooked a big striped bass.

A young fisherman earns respect with single-minded determination

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A youngster with a fishing rod can find plenty to do on Martha's Vineyard.