Brown Sharkin’ the Surf

Location: Southside Cape Beaches
Time of Year: Summer
Targeting: Brown Sharks

We start off watching On The Water contributing writer Roy Leyva and a group of friends take to the sand on the south-facing beaches of Cape Cod looking for big brown sharks on a warm midsummer night. Read more →

Kennebec Trout & Salmon

Location: Kennebec River, Maine
Time of Year:
Targeting: Trout and Salmon on the Fly

Neal Larsson travels to the Kennebec River to fly-cast for trout and salmon in this world-class fishery. Read more →

Gulf of Maine Sharking

Location: Casco Bay, Maine
Time of Year: Summer
Targeting: Blue Sharks

Captain Mike Jancovic is kind enough to take On The Water’s Russ Stevens on his first-ever sharkin’ trip. The two head out on the cool waters of the Gulf of Maine, where Captain Mike shows us his tips for chumming and attracting sharks to the boat. Read more →

Canyon Overnighter

Location: Atlantis Canyon
Time of Year: Summer
Targeting: Mahi, Longfin Albacore

Aboard the Tuna Nut, a 33-foot Hydra-Sport Vector, Neal Larsson sets out on a 24-hour offshore excursion to the deep blue waters of East Atlantis Canyon. The trip is full of action, starting with chicken mahi stacked up around high-flyers that let the anglers break out the light tackle and do some casting. Read more →

Marine USA Champion’s Challenge on Lake Winnipesaukee

Location: Lake Winnipesaukee, NH
Time of Year: Fall
Targeting: Largemouth Bass

Russ Stevens joins bass pro Gene Ellison on Lake Winnipesaukee for Marine USA’s first annual Champions Challenge. As they brave 36-degree temperatures and 20-knot winds, Russ and Gene attempt to crack the fall fishing patterns and put together a hefty stringer for the weigh-in Read more →

Sharks and Albies

Location: East of Chatham and Buzzards Bay
Time of Year: Late Summer
Targeting: Blue Sharks and False Albacore

When word of a hot shark bite off Cape Cod reaches anglers Garrett LaScola and Bob Jenkins, they make tracks for the waters east of Chatham. Not long after setting a slick, a mammoth blue… Read more →

Tagging Stripers

Location: Nantucket Rips, Massachusetts
Time of Year:
Targeting: Striped Bass

Andy Nabreski tags along on a striped bass tagging trip with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. Heading the mission is marine biologist Paul Caruso, who takes time to explain the benefits of the tagging program. Read more →

Live Pogies for Jumbo Blues and Bass

Location: Niantic, CT
Time of Year: Early Summer
Targeting: Stripers and Bluefish

Andy Nabreski and Jay Baver ply the waters of Long Island Sound with Captain Blaine Anderson, live-lining pogies for giant bass and alligator blues. The action is fast, with big choppers tearing through the live baits, and trophy-sized striped bass muscling through the bluefish to inhale the bunker. Read more →

Late Summer Lily Pad Bassin’

Location: Cape Cod Ponds and Connecticut Lakes
Time of Year: Late Summer
Targeting: Largemouth Bass

It’s late summer, and everyone is seeking shelter from the heat – including largemouth bass. Read more →