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Jigging Squid and Topwater Tuna

Location: Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and Stellwagen Bank
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Targeting: Striped Bass & Tuna

Before motoring out to Stellwagen Bank for some exciting bluefin tuna topwater action, we meet up with On The Water’s Jay Baver, who is jigging the waters of Woods Hole in mid-May during the annual squid run. Read more →

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Weekend at Cuttyhunk

Location: Cuttyhunk Island, MA
Time of Year: Fall
Targeting: Striped bass

The On The Water crew sets out for Cuttyhunk for a weekend of fishing and storytelling with the boys from Fishing The East. As the two groups square off in friendly competition, both sides land plenty of heavy striped bass on eels while exchanging some good-natured ribbing between casts. Read more →

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Top 10 Ways to Catch Striped Bass and StriperFest 2006

Location: New England
Time of Year: Fall
Targeting: Striped Bass

Neal Larsson counts down the 10 most effective ways to tie into New England’s prized game fish and also shows highlights from the Striper Coast’s biggest fishing party, Striperfest 2006. Methods described include: chumming and chunking, fly-casting, casting soft plastics, plugging, and more! Tune in to learn what we at On The Water have deemed to be the number-one way to catch striped bass! Read more →

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Revisiting Charlie Cinto’s World-Record Striped Bass

Location: Cuttyhunk
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Targeting: Striped Bass

Thirty-seven years after former world-record holder Charlie Cinto’s legendary striper hit the deck, Chris Megan and Neal Larsson join forces with him to ply the waters of Sow and Pigs Reef. The crew learns some lessons from this seasoned pro as they troll parachute jigs off Cuttyhunk. Read more →

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Androscoggin River Trout and a Look at the Float Stocking Program

Location: Bethel, ME
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Targeting: Trout and Salmon on the Fly

Gene Bourque heads to the Bethel, Maine, area to cash in on the Androscoggin River’s diverse trout fishery. The hatch is on, and trout are already rising by the time Gene and guide Rocky Freda get to the riverbank. Although the fish are actively feeding, the anglers must make a delicate approach. Read more →

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Live-lining Pogies for Giant Stripers

Location: Connecticut
Time of Year: Summer
Targeting: Striped Bass

On The Water’s John Burke, fishing with Captain Keith Salisbury and Paul Castellani, tries take advantage of cow stripers’ insatiable appetite for adult Atlantic menhaden by live-lining the bait in the waters near Westbrook, Connecticut.
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Live-Lining Perch for Largemouth Bass/Nantucket Bluefish Tournament

Location: Cape Cod/Nantucket
Time of Year: Summer
Targeting: Largemouth Bass & Bluefish

Andy Nabreski hits one of the many ponds on the southern Cape to target plus-sized largemouth bass. In ponds with lots of fishing pressure, bass lose interest in store-bought shiners and artificial lures, and baiting up with naturally-occurring forage fish, such as yellow perch, becomes the best way to dupe ole’ bucket-mouth. Read more →

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Bluefin Tuna in the Fog

Location: Chatham, MA
Time of Year: Summer
Targeting: Bluefin Tuna

Chris Megan, Neal Larsson and Andy Nabreski turn their bow toward the shipping lanes 20 miles east of Chatham in hopes of hooking up with some migrating bluefin tuna. Once on the fishing grounds, the crew sets out a seven-rod spread, dragging spreader bars, daisy chains and cedar plugs. Read more →

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East Grande Ice Fishing

Location: East Grande Lake, Danforth, Maine
Time of Year: Winter
Targeting: Lake Trout & Salmon

With 22 miles of water (and in winter, 22 miles of ice), East Grande Lake can be intimidating to new anglers. For that reason, host Jay Baver enlists Tim Jackson, owner of Jack Traps, to help locate East Grande’s hot bite for lake trout and salmon through the ice. Read more →

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Noman’s Land Island

Location: Noman's Land Island
Time of Year: Summer
Targeting: Striped Bass

On The Water’s Chris Megan and Neal Larsson make tracks for Nomans Land, an island 3 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, in hopes of connecting with some of the giant striped bass that patrol the island’s rocky shores. Read more →