Fishing

The Night of a Thousand Bass

A good fishing partner is as invaluable as a key to the gate at Quansoo.

Gearing Up for the Derby at Annual Surfcasters Sale

On Saturday morning, members of the Martha’s Vineyard Surfcasters Association hosted their annual sale to raise money for high school scholarships.

Brown Shark Tagging on the Vineyard Aids National Research Efforts

A small group of Vineyard fishermen are participating in a brown shark tagging operation as part of a longstanding national study.

Big-Game Fishing Tournament Sees Record Catch

The Bluewater Classic fishing tournament packed the Oak Bluffs harbor over the weekend with sportfishing fishing vessels hailing from up and down the Eastern seaboard.

Charter Fisherman Echo Mantra of Safety First

Although charter fishing resumed during phase one of Gov. Charlie Baker’s reopening plan, the dynamics of the business — in particular the small amount of space on a boat — have kept captains cautious.

Catch and Release Canceled

The Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club has announced the cancellation of its 29th Fly Rod Striped Bass Catch and Release Tournament, scheduled for the evening of May 30.

Pandemic Leaves Vineyard Fishermen High and Dry

The Menemsha waterfront traditionally begins to stir at this time of year. Fishermen mend their gear, sturdy work boats are back in the slips, ready for the early-season haul. With the pandemic, all that has changed.

Regulations on Recreational Fishing Mostly Set; Commercial Regulations Still in Flux

On Thursday, officials from the state Division of Marine Fisheries division traveled to the Vineyard to hold a public hearing and announced that the regulations to the recreational fisheries were essentially set in stone.

DMF Public Hearing

The State Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing in Vineyard Haven on Thursday, March 12.

Porky Francis, Tackle Shop Owner, Legendary Fisherman, Dies at 80

Capt. Everett (Porky) Francis, a familiar figure on the Edgartown waterfront where he had fished nearly all his life, died Saturday after a long illness.

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