Blogs

  • December 31, 2013

    New Year’s Eve Seafood Recipes

    by

    Every corner of the world has its own take on what to eat on New Year’s Eve, typically some combination of foods that bring good luck and decadent dishes that soak up enough “celebration” to get everyone through to midnight. Read More »

  • December 27, 2013

    Recipe: Monkfish Liver

    by

    Monkfish liver is a renowned delicacy, adored in Japan and France. It has a smooth, creamy texture with the flavor of an ocean breeze. If you are so lucky as to have acquired fresh monkfish liver, the preparation is quite simple.  Read More »

  • August 28, 2013

    Cooking the Catch: Grilling a Fish Whole

    by

    Cooking a fish whole on the bone makes it taste better. The skin protects the delicate flesh, the bones keep it juicy, and you can stuff the cavity with flavorful citrus and herbs. Eating a whole fish makes for a primal yet delicious meal. It might be a bit messy, but it sure is tasty! … Read More »

  • April 17, 2014

    Opening Day on the Wood River

    by

    When you think of a destination trout fishing trip in New England, names like the Housatonic, the Deerfield, and the Farmington River are on most people's short list. But the Wood River features the best of the big New England trout rivers in a smaller package.  Read More »

  • April 15, 2014

    Sweetwater Surfcasting (Wachusett Reservoir Lake Trout Report)

    by

    In April 2012, I wrote a From The Surf column on getting your early-spring surf-fishing fix by doing some freshwater fishing from shore. On Tuesday morning, I took my own advice and headed for the shores of Wachusett Reservoir with OTW editor Kevin Blinkoff and regular contributor Ron Powers. Between 20-knot winds, sideways rain, whitecaps … Read More »

  • April 14, 2014

    Take Your Pick: Personal Flotation Devices for Fishermen

    by

    It's always wise to wear a PFD when fishing, but it is even more critical during the early spring when water temperatures have not caught up with the warming air. Here are four great PFD choices designed specifically with fishermen in mind. Read More »

  • July 16, 2013

    Frenzy Fishing Episode 4: Fishing Monomoy

    by

    We rigged our rods, packed the boat, and made our voyage down cape to Monomoy. Little did we know that this day would turn into an epic day of fishing that would leave us thrilled and wanting more. Read More »

  • June 24, 2013

    Frenzy Fishing Episode 3

    by

    Last week we decided to switch things up and fish from kayaks. We are relatively new to kayak fishing and we figured it would be a fun and effective way to fish. The conditions seemed to be perfect and we couldn’t wait to catch some stripers. Read More »

  • June 03, 2013

    Frenzy Fishing: Episode 2

    by

    The Striped Bass and Bluefish are here and they are here to stay. The past few weeks the blues have been in Buzzards Bay in staggering amounts. Keeper stripers are being caught off Nobska Light and Middle Ground consistently. Read More »

  • April 10, 2014

    From The Surf – Surf Fishing in Freshwater

    by

    The past couple of Aprils, I’ve forgone the usual early-spring schoolie hunt and taken my shorebound exploits elsewhere – namely the freshwaters of the Northeast. And truth be told, some of this fishing feels just similar enough to saltwater surfcasting to keep my appetite sated until May brings up the stripers that can actually pull drag. Read More »

  • November 07, 2013

    The Legend of the Late Season Cows

    by

    Unlike the spring and fall, the odds of eventually finding fish are not in your favor in November and December. But you never know, a big southbound school might could still make a pit stop at one of the beaches, boulderfields or bays you fished all season. Read More »

  • October 24, 2013

    Top Tips for Safe Cold Weather Surfcasting

    by

    Practice these 10 tips to stay safe while surfcasting in the late fall. Read More »

  • November 14, 2013

    Kayak Blackfishing

    by

    During New England’s cool autumn months, “togging” is one of my favorite types of fishing. November is a wonderful month for kayak fishing, and it is prime time for landing monster blackfish along the Southern New England coast. Read More »

  • October 17, 2013

    Kayak Fishing in Late Fall

    by

    Kayak fishing in the late fall can still yield some excellent fish, if you know what you're doing and take the proper precautions. Read More »

  • September 23, 2013

    Kayak Fishing Equipment Guide

    by

    Just as the beginning kayaker has a long list of questions about the basics of kayaking, the angler looking to get more serious about fishing from a kayak also needs some guidance, whether it’s about safety, rudders, anchors, rod holders, crates, or even apparel Read More »