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2020 is Perfect Vision

2020 is Perfect Vision

Jan 22, 2020 | No Comments

My vision is actually 20/30 according to my last eye exam, a necessity every five years to renew my US Coast Guard 6-pack license for my professional fish guiding business, or at least what’s left of it. It’s been a hard couple of years in the fish guiding business. Last year, we had a decent […]

Another Year On The Water… And Off It

Another Year On The Water… And Off It

Jan 16, 2020 | 15 Comments

Top photo by Ralph D’Angelo The grind, the glory, and the absurdity of giving a crap Well, it’s done. Finally. Jan 2, the 36′ Contender just got wrapped and the 31′ is stripped and on a trailer, ready to go north for some long overdue shop work. The Maritime Skiff’s rear-end is bare, waiting for […]

Striped Bass & Bluefish:  Same Problem, Different Managers, Very Different Approaches

Striped Bass & Bluefish: Same Problem, Different Managers, Very Different Approaches

Jan 8, 2020 | 3 Comments

Striped bass and bluefish just go together. They’re both premier inshore gamefish of the New England and mid-Atlantic coasts. They frequently prey on the same schools of bait, with the bluefish slashing through the harried forage, while the bass follow beneath, feeding on the dead and the wounded. And they’re both overfished. But that’s where […]

Year Ends on Positive Note for the Fish

Year Ends on Positive Note for the Fish

Dec 19, 2019 | No Comments

Warming water has brought an abundance of black sea bass to the northeast, like this one caught by Lucia Wong of Cambridge, MA, which she caught when fishing with Capt. Dave Monti. Two initiatives underway in the U.S. House are making the fish very happy at years’ end: Rep. Jared Huffman’s (D-CA) national listening tour […]

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The Marine Fish Conservation Network is a coalition of commercial and recreational fishing associations, regional and national conservation groups, aquaria, and marine science organizations dedicated to defending and strengthening our primary federal fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, in order to sustain abundant fish populations, healthy marine ecosystems, and thriving fishing communities. Learn more.