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Striper Migration Map – May 22, 2020…

After a mild winter, a cool spring has slowed things down. As of late May, water temperatures are lagging and the migration is lagging as well. However, there are stripers from Chesapeake Bay to Maine. Follow along as we track the Striper Migration. You can help by contributing to our ...

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Charter Fishing to Reopen in Massachusetts…

On May 18, 2020, Governor Baker began Phase 1 of reopening Massachusetts with an order that will allow for-hire (charter) fishing to resume on May 25, 2020. The order included a document that provides guidance for operators of for hire fishing and charter vessels on how to implement workplace safety ...

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Fishing Through the COVID-19 Pandemic…

As an Emergency Medicine doctor on Cape Cod, I have seen firsthand the horrors associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. It is a brutal disease, and it may be here to stay. The virus is highly contagious, and often those infected are asymptomatic, making it truly an invisible threat. Though most ...

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How To Harvest Haddock Without Catching Cod…

Pictured above: Recent research shows that about 15 percent of released cod don’t survive. UPDATE: Haddock Fishing Maps now available for your Smartphone The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries has created a bycatch avoidance tool, for Atlantic cod in the Gulf of Maine (GOM) recreational fishery, in the form of ...

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Uncharted Territory: Northern Saskatchewan…

Pictured above: Scrapping the game plan on the final day led to Michael Blinkoff’s (left) personal-best pike. Like the legendary coureurs de bois who voyaged across the uncharted Canadian wilderness 400 years before us, my father and I pushed off from the sandy beach and set out across Reilly Lake, ...

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Striper Migration Map – May 8, 2020…

One thing you can be certain of in these uncertain times – the striper migration will continue. After a mild winter and an early start to striper fishing in many locations, a relatively cool and windy April slowed things down. Post-spawn striped bass are exiting their Chesapeake Bay tributaries while ...

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HELP Striped Bass Survive Catch and Release…

Despite our best intentions, stripers experience stress and physical injury during capture and handling and, depending on the degree of these impacts, may not survive. The mortality rate of striped bass following release is not trivial. Fishery scientists assume a 9% mortality rate for striped bass caught and released by recreational ...

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Fish Taco Tuesday…

Happy Cinco De Mayo, everyone! This year it is an extra special one, because it happens to fall on taco tuesday. So, grab some tequila, go catch a fish (not necessarily in that order), and celebrate correctly with a big plate of fried fish tacos. Crispy Fried Fish Tacos(Serves 4)1 pound ...

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Striper Migration Map – May 1, 2020…

One thing you can be certain of in these uncertain times – the striper migration will continue. After a mild winter and an early start to striper fishing in many locations, a relatively cool and windy April might have slowed things down a bit. Striped bass are spawning in Chesapeake ...

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Lure of The Month: SpoolTek…

Part of Patrick Sebile’s knack for lure building is recognizing innovative and productive designs, then improving on them. That’s been the driving force behind many of the new lures offered by A Band of Anglers, such as the long-casting Ocean Born series, the versatile DartSpin family, and the finesse-fishing Engage ...

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