barnstable harbor fishing

Boat on trailer prepping for winterization

Thanks for a great season

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This sea­son was unlike any oth­er. The clients were the best, the gas prices were very high, the fish were very fick­le, and the cap­tain had a fan­tas­tic year! Thanks for a great sea­son! 2022 from my per­spec­tive will be… Read More »Thanks for a great season

close up hand holding striped bass

Striper thumb

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Have you ever had Striper Thumb? Of course you have. It’s that rough skin that devel­ops on the inside of your thumb after you’ve unhooked a bunch of striped bass. For some, that rough skin turns into a cal­lous. Striper… Read More »Striper thumb

Fisherman with hat, sunglasses, buff sun protection, and a nice striped bas

Early July update

The striper sea­son is well under­way, so it seems like a good time for …  An ear­ly July update… Twen­ty years as a fish­ing guide has revealed to me many things. Fish­ing is not a sci­ence, some­times it is sim­ply dumb luck.… Read More »Ear­ly July update

Big tarpon caught on the fly rod

fly casting & fishing tips

A week ago I attend­ed the Wom­en’s Fly Cast­ing Clin­ic where I caught some new fly cast­ing & fish­ing tips. The clin­ic was spon­sored by Cape Cod Trout Unlim­it­ed and Oster­ville Anglers Club. Orvis Fly Cast­ing Instruc­tor Chris Kodor­da con­duct­ed… Read More »fly cast­ing & fish­ing tips

Lobster boat in front of Sandy Neck Lighthouse on Barnstable harbor

the season begins

The sea­son begins with the first fish… After almost a week of strong steady east­er­ly winds, the fog rolled in and the seas calmed. Many fish­er­man have their beliefs as to when the first fish arrive in the har­bor. Some say… Read More »the sea­son begins

Welcome to the west…

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When oppor­tu­ni­ty knocks, the best plan is to answer, so wel­come to the west… Ear­li­er this month I was invit­ed to Ennis Lake, MT to do some fish­ing. Sound­ed like a good plan so I accept­ed. I had­n’t fished in fresh­wa­ter… Read More »Wel­come to the west…

Spring is Show Time

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Spring is Show Time! Spring is Show Time for fish­er­men across New Eng­land. Next week is the Rhode Island Salt­wa­ter Show in Prov­i­dence, and the fol­low­ing week­end, it’s Red Top! Last week­end I spent two days at LL Bean’s Spring Fish­ing Expo.… Read More »Spring is Show Time