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Spearfishing Tautog in Rhode Island

Location: Rhode Island
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This is On The Water’s first-ever spear fishing episode, filmed by diving fisherman Mike Laptew. In this episode, On The Water’s Chris Megan, who recently became scuba certified, tries his hand at breath-hold diving and quickly realizes how different it is from scuba diving. Eric and Justin Allen lead the way on this underwater adventure. Read more →

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Muskie, Trout and Whitefish on Ross Lake, Maine

Location: Ross Lake, Maine
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Targeting: Pike

It’s road-trip time, and Neal Larsson, Chris Megan, and Andy Nabreski make tracks for the northernmost reaches of Maine, braving two flat tires and more than 90 miles of logging roads to reach their destination. Read more →

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Salmon and Lakers in Maine and Tube and Worm Stripers

Location: Peabody Pond, Maine, and Long Island Sound
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Targeting: Atlantic salmon, lake trout and smelt

On The Water’s Matt Gleckman heads to Maine in search of landlocked Atlantic salmon and lake trout. Matt is guided by Chris Burnell on a small pond, and they start the day by trolling streamer flies in search of salmon. Later on they switch to rainbow smelt, and the action heats right up. Read more →

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Hickory Shad for Giant Stripers

Location: Eastern Long Island Sound
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Targeting: Striped Bass

Accompanied by Captain Mark Anderson of Kingfisher Charters, Chris Megan and Andy Nabreski start the day catching 1- to 2-pound hickory shad for the livewell. Nicknamed the “poor man’s tarpon” for their aerial displays, the shad make catching bait an enjoyable practice in its own right. Read more →

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Ice Fishing for Perch, Pickerel, Bass, Walleye and Pike

Location: Small Cape Cod Pond and Lake Carmine, Vermont
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Targeting: Pickerel, Bass and Walleye

We begin the show with Andy Nabreski fishing one of the small ponds on Cape Cod. The benefit to fishing small ponds with shiners is that they provide a lot of action from panfish as well as the occasional pickerel or bass. Next we meet up with Jay Baver for some nighttime ice fishing on Lake Carmine. After a few near misses, Jay switches over to a treble hook and begins pulling walleye through the ice. Read more →

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Block Island Morning, Noon and Night Stripers and Sea Bass

Location: Block Island
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Targeting: Striped Bass

Captain Eric Gustafson takes Gene Bourque, Jay Baver and Andy Nabreski out on The Rooster for a full day’s worth of fishing around Block Island. The crew divides the day into three parts, targeting stripers during low-light periods, and bottom-fishing for tasty sea bass at mid-day. Both the striped bass and black sea bass cooperate, providing steady action morning, noon, and night.afternoon. Read more →

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Yellowfin in the Canyons and Trout Fishing with Kids

Location: Gilbert Canyon and Small Trout Pond
Time of Year: Summer
Targeting: Yellowfin Tuna and Trout

The tuna bite in the canyons has been hot, and as soon as Andy Nabreski gets the call that a spot has opened up on a trip to a juicy temperature break offshore, he leaves the office and bolts down to the harbor. In the second half of this show, On The Water’s Chris Megan and Neal Larsson take their kids trout fishing on a local pond. To get kids into the sport of fishing, it’s important to get them catching right away, and there’s no better way than using PowerBait on freshly stocked trout.
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Rhode Island Surf Stripers and Connecticut River Fly-Casting

Location: Beavertail Light, Rhode Island, and Connecticut River, New Hampshire
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Targeting: Stripers and Trout

On The Water’s Chris Megan hits the rocky shores of Beavertail Light with Rhode Island sharpie Steve McKenna for a lesson in rigging and casting Slug-Gos. In the second half of this show, On The Water editor Gene Bourque teams up with contributing writer Paul DiNolo to explore the headwaters of the Connecticut river in the northernmost reaches of New Hampshire. Read more →

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Cape Cod Bluefin Tuna

Location: Crab Ledge
Time of Year: Summer
Targeting: Bluefin Tuna

Neal Larsson hops aboard the Tammy Rose with Captain Eric Stewart and crew, setting his sights on the hot tuna bite at Crab Ledge, 10 miles southeast of Chatham, Massachusetts. Whales and birds signal an… Read more →

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Block Island Bassin’ and Planar Board Trout

Location: Block Island and Long Pond, Massachusetts
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Targeting: Striped Bass and Trout

The ever-intense Captain Neal Vitullo plays host to On The Water’s Chris Megan and John Burke for a day of eeling the legendary striper waters of Block Island. Next we move to Long Pond, Massachusetts, where Matt Gleckman employs planer boards to spread out his offerings in order to tempt feisty trout with spoons, plugs and live bait. Read more →