Sunday, August 7, 2022

Gone Fishin'

Manhood is on the line when the squid are running

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In pursuit of the elusive squid, you need the right jig and the right jigging technique. Your wife may not help much.

Bluefish are feisty to catch and tasty to eat

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A fight and a feast, a bluefish on the line and one in the smoker make for a total fishing experience.

National Guard enjoys a bad day of fishing on Martha’s Vineyard

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The weather was lousy and the fishing was poor. But a bad day of fishing on Martha's Vineyard beats a good day in Afghanistan.

Catch and release tournament celebrates 20 years

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On Saturday, I will help to host the Martha's Vineyard Rod and Gun Club Catch and Release Tournament.

Martha’s Vineyard rolls out fishing welcome mat for Mass National Guard

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This long holiday weekend the attention of many fishermen will be focused on where best to hook a striped bass, bluefish, fluke, or sea bass.

Martha’s Vineyard fishing season begins

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A great white is nothing to fret about compared to swamp people. For Island fishermen the focus is on striped bass.

Fishing lure proved to be a good investment

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Many years ago, when the Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby was in its infancy and the Island was a simpler place, Steve Amaral of Oak Bluffs was one of a group of Island kids who dove for coins tossed into the water by ferry passengers who arrived at the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority pier.

Derby heads into the home stretch with lots of energy, fewer fish

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The 65th annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby is in the home stretch.

Far from the limelight, Island provides fishing respite for vets

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We hear a lot about what are often called heroes.

Kids Day provides a glimpse of what a fishing pier might hold

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The opening scene from the Andy Griffith Show, the classic 1960s television sitcom built around small-town American values, shows Andy and Opie holding fishing poles and walking down a dirt road.

For former Derby chairman Don Mohr, it has been a good ride

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The fishing gods smiled on Don Mohr Sunday.

For Derby fishermen the spell never ends

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The goose decoys are in the back of my Pathfinder and I have already put them to use in the season just begun; a light-spinning rod rigged for bonito and albies is in the rod rack, in anticipation of the Derby that begins Sunday; and I have started to think about where to hang deer stands.

Mr. Obama, a predator drone provides unique fishing possibilities

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Saturday, I got up early to beat the crowd and launched my Tashmoo 18 from the Lagoon Pond launch ramp.

President Obama needs to take time and go fishing

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The political pundits will be lathered up this week.

DMF biologist Greg Skomal moves to the mainland

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Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) marine biologist Greg Skomal has moved with his wife and family from Martha's Vineyard.

Fishing adventure provides some important lessons

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When you are far out at sea, on a boat dead in the water, and the Coast Guard radio operator advises you to secure all hatches, put on life vests and asks for a checklist of safety gear, that's the time to worry.

Fisherman ties an elegant knot at Vineyard wedding

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There are people who like to fish, and there are fishermen.

Shark tourney was one big harbor block party

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Imagine walking through a Walmart where all the customers wear bathing suits.

Live Wire had no power, no electronics and was very far from home

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This is the age of email, tweets, iPhones and Blackberries.

Fluke derby proves that boat size does not matter

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The eleventh annual VFW Fluke Derby provided proof that it does not take a big boat to catch big fish; that perseverance and a good attitude are as important as fishing skill; and sometimes, nice guys do finish first.