the Take

The corner

I caught myself telling a fish story the other day.  It was from a time last year with a client wading the flats. (You guess which one.) We had left …

Manage to abundance

If you want to make your voice heard on the future management of striped bass, time is running out. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is considering what to include …

Changes

I once edited the Insiders’ Guide to Cape Cod and the Islands. It was the eighth edition and would have paid well if my day job as a reporter hadn’t …

A new take

Strip, set. The take. As a salt season to remember and a year to (mostly) forget winds to a close here on Cape Cod, I am renaming this blog in …

A moment each morning

It happens every time I rise before dawn, pick up a rod and wander into the world. But sometimes it means more than others. I took the year’s first scouting …

Catch and release

Striped bass are overfished and I’m part of the reason why. This past season there were three fish harvested on board my boat, two striped bass and one bluefish. Although …

Casting back

My memory of Montauk begins before I was born. Men lined shoulder to shoulder, taking their turn casting into the night, my father among them. The Point. Turtle Cove. The …