Photos: Albies, Stripers, Blues & Bait


The other day I went fishing with my friend Jared off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We were after albies. What we found was an incredible pile of bait. I posted a video about that here. Here’s some photos from the day — and what day it was.


A Coast Divided: 2015 Striped Bass Regulations


Before summarizing the new catch limits set by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (AMFSC), let me start with a simple observation: This was the worst year of striped bass fishing in New England I have ever experienced.


Book Review: Salt: Coastal and Flats Fishing Photography

Salt: Coastal and Flats Fishing Photography by Andy Anderson, a new coffee table book exclusively about saltwater fishing, captures the beauty of these places. Published by Rizzoli, who specializes in high-end coffee table books like this, the book is the nicest I’ve seen on the subject.


A Look Back at New England Fly Fishing in 2013

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In 2013 I was fortunate to have some great days on the water — including one of my best ever. But all of this was marred by persistent bad news about the continued decline of striped bass (more on that later). What follows is a short summary of some key trends, trips, and events from 2013.


Chasing Spring Stripers in Rhode Island

This is a hard time of year for fly fishermen living in New England. At every turn, nature deceives: It’s warm, and yet the water is still cold; the flowers are budding, but the waters aren’t teeming with fish; the birds have arrived and are breaking the silence of the early morning more loudly, and more frequently, but the stripers aren’t breaking the surface. The land is bursting, but our water bodies? Still calm, still waiting the arrival of fish.