This past weekend, I went out chasing false albacore off Cape Cod with my dad and a friend. The morning lit up with albies immediately, and stayed pretty strong all day, with only a brief pause around slack tide. I’m not always one to count, but I think we boated close to 20 albies. What a day — and what a beautiful day!Read More >>
Yesterday was one of those days where everything came together: the sun was out, the bait was abundant, the fish were feeding on top, and the birds helped lead the way.Read More >>
The past two weekends have seen some good striper fishing, with schoolies in southern Maine and truly big 40″ striped bass off Cape cod.Read More >>
This weekend, a small bar on a small spit of land swelled with hustle, with excitement, and with suspect stories. The 2015 Cheeky Schoolie Tournament had come once again to The Sand Bar in West Dennis, MA.Read More >>
By late morning the wind had died, the skies cleared, and we were into lots of fish. Two over 40″, and a few close to it.Read More >>
After the rain cleared early, the sand eels and the bass decided to show. Here are some photos and a video about the day.Read More >>
How refreshing it is, then, to discover a fishing destination close to home. This discovery is what the best of Ron Lasko’s book, A Tale of Two Rivers, provides.Read More >>
False albacore have been arriving off of Cape Cod. They are the perfect antidote to the summer doldrums — which I had a bad case of.Read More >>
A Tale of Two Rivers; the Quashnet and Mashpee By Ron Lasko…Read More >>
One of the reasons I love fishing is that it takes you to beautiful places in search of beautiful things. If you’ve ever held a tuna, or a salmon, or a trout, or any number of other fish, you know that these can be beautiful creatures.
New photos from aerial photographer Wayne Davis help make this point. Flying over Cape Cod bay recently, he spotted huge schools of striped bass. So numerous are the stripers, that they remind me of the sight of a large flock of starlings against the sky. They’re awesome, in the true sense of that word.
One of the things I love about these photos is how they elevate bass. In my opinion, striped bass often do not rise to the top of the list of “beautiful” fish. Their stripes are geometric, their color palette more limited, more two-toned, than many of their hard-tailed saltwater companions. This doesn’t diminish my admiration for them, or my love of chasing them. I just don’t think of them as stunning in the same way as opalescence of a false albacore. These photos make a different case.