Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Gone Fishin'

Fishing leaves time to ponder the importance of gluten

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The ASMFC is considering new rules to protect striped bass from illegal commercial fishing. There is an opportunity to comment.

The fruits of a fisherman’s labor are mighty tasty

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Steve Morris, owner of Dick's, said his holiday weekend tournament attracted more fishermen than in the past three or four years.

Fishermen must do more to provide managers with good data

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Division of Marine Fisheries officials said that 95 percent of the state's commercial fishermen fail to provide catch reports in a timely fashion.

The start of a new fishing season makes us better people

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In the wake of an influx of squid, striped bass have arrived on Martha's Vineyard and with them, a new fishing season

Martha’s Vineyard Derby – dreams come true and unexpected endings

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Steve Morris of Oak Bluffs went home with a new boat and Richard Penney of Carver with a new truck in the 66th Derby.

Derby drama goes down to the wire

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The 66th Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Drama is heading for a dramatic finish. For several fishermen, it is a repeat performance.

Martha’s Vineyard made fishing lures combine art and craft

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Coast Guardsman Scott Maccaferri loves the water, fishing and working with his hands. His handmade lures move as naturally as his life.

A fishing rod and a piece of a woman’s heart went missing

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Sometimes the value of a fishing rod is not measured by its cost. Sunday morning Maryanne Angelone lost something very valuable.

Big kids, little kids enjoyed Derby kids day

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Scup may be the backbone of this fishing Brigadoon, but there were some very respectable other species caught that morning, including sea bass.

66th Derby begins with a somber reminder of loss

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The Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby kicked off Sunday. For the next five weeks Island life is all about fish.

The Derby is the perfect antidote to summer stress

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The 66th Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby begins Sunday. For fishermen, it is a season unto itself.

Rule makers and fishermen focus on striped bass

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On Martha's Vineyard in the fall hooking a big striper is the stuff of dreams and long nights. Increasingly it is difficult to find big fish.

There’s a jukebox and votes in every tackle shop

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The annual Ag Fair provides a beacon for many Island young people home for a summer visit.

When the poll numbers drop, go fishing

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President Obama might consider exchanging a fishing rod for a golf club.

Tuna fever can be a fatal disease for those who venture too far

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There is no rise in body temperature associated with this fever.

When the fishing is impossible, fish the possible

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The "possible dream" was a fishing trip. But when the fish could not be found it was time to be resourceful.

Martha’s Vineyard and white sharks linked in fiction not fact

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Discarded fishing line is a hazard for reincarnated fishermen known as fish hawks. Ignore that fact and you could come back as a cuttlefish.

A chance encounter with striped bass makes a perfect adventure

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Sometimes it all works out. The striped bass show up and there is a cop down the road.

Nathaniel Packer, 10, takes VFW fluke derby crown with 10.1

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A ten-year-old bested some of the Island's hardest fishermen in the 12th annual VFW fluke derby this past weekend.

Martha’s Vineyard VFW fluke tourney provides reason to fry

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It's no fluke to catch a winning fish on Martha's Vineyard.