I can’t wait for the sunny days, warmer temperatures, and fun times fishing! On this first official day of spring 2018 and the fourth nor’easter in the last couple weeks bearing down on us, we’ve been busy coordinating just some of what is required for the 2018 season. The last couple weeks have been busy coordinating the new boat coming up from North Carolina, purchasing all of the required licenses, preparing the safety gear and equipment for the boat, and starting the process of collecting the tackle we’ll go through this season. I’ve been busy at the flying desk getting all of the bases covered for when out on the water and trying to entice picky stripers and albies.
I’m extremely pleased to announce that Fly Guy Fish Guide has purchased a Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman 23 Lite Tackle Edition that will be ready in time for the 2018 season! This is a boat that’s been a long time in the making and is the de-facto standard guide boat for the eastern US area.
If you’re anything like me, you’re going crazy with the cold temperatures and most of the stripers gone already. Don’t despair though, there are plenty of opportunities to fly fish in Massachusetts (and close) all winter long – no matter how cold it gets! Here we’ll go over some of the locations and tactics you
Fly fishing for striped bass and bluefish in the Boston and Cape Cod area is an exhilarating experience. Almost anywhere you can find water with any type of structure, ledge, disturbance, or even in some cases just straight flat sand – there will likely be stripers and potentially bluefish waiting to ambush your fly. There
I was introduced to Bob Popovics’ Hollow Fleye by a good friend Collin. We showed up to target stripers on the fly and he brought along his 10w rigged with some gigantic 10″+ beautiful flies in bunker color schemes. Little did we know how much interest these fleyes would garner from the striper bass that
Decided to take a break from guiding and travel to head down to the cape with the family for Father’s day. With a toddler running around, I only got a couple hours of fishing total across the weekend – but they ended up being pretty productive! Saturday morning I decided to explore some new spots
Nothing gets the adrenaline pumping like watching a fish blow up on your topwater lure or fly. The same rush that attracts freshwater trout fly anglers presenting dry flies also attracts saltwater anglers targeting stripers. Here are some tactics, lure/fly selections, and presentations that are deadly for topwater action with stripers or bluefish. Light Tackle:
The mackerel are here, the mackerel are here! In what is the start of many angler’s seasons, the arrival of the atlantic mackerel is celebrated with loud rejoice! Not only does it mean “striper candy” is here and available, but it also means the big stripers and soon bluefish will arrive as well. Let’s
Overview: Striped bass is a revered sportfish that attracts anglers from all over the world. Luckily for anglers in the Massachusetts area, we’re in some of the prime striped bass waters! Between their plentiful numbers, the awesome fight, and the fact that stripers will aggressively feed on bait, plugs, lures, and flies – striped bass
If you’re anything like me, once the fall striper run is over you start to experience fishing withdrawals. This is the perfect time to brush up on your freshwater trout fishing in one of the many available rivers in the central and western parts of Massachusetts, or go up north and there are countless rivers,