A Zoom fluke along with a Red Gill teaser landed this double header.

Enjoying the Excitement of an August Striper Blitz

8/16/2013 - My brother Steve and I went out during the evening on August 14 in the boat along the RI oceanfront. Instead of going way offshore in deep water, we fished close to shore in about 20 feet of water. We hit the biggest August blitz of stripers I have ever… SEE MORE
Testing the Clam Flats

The Mystery of the Disappearing Clams

7/22/2013 - Clams may be disappearing before our very eyes! When juvenile clams settle into acidic mud--like mud we find on some clam flats in Casco Bay--they don’t last very long. Those that do grow may be stunted and pitted; others simply dissolve. After sampling at 30 clam flats around the Bay… SEE MORE
The New Baykeeper Boat

New Casco Bay Monitoring Vessel Nears Completion

7/22/2013 - You probably heard that Friends of Casco Bay was looking for a new boat. Now, after many months raising funds to buy, retrofit, and maintain a new Baykeeper vessel, she’s here! Or more accurately, at New England Fiberglass, which is continuing the transformation begun at Yankee Marina, to create our… SEE MORE
morone saxatilis, aka striped bass

Smile! Maine Fishermen Urged to Photograph Their Catch

7/10/2013 - The Coastal Conservation Association-Maine (CCA-Maine) and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) are collaborating on an ongoing data collection program called “Snap-A-Striper,” aimed at compiling photos and valuable information from live release and legally kept striped bass caught in Maine waters. Here’s how Snap-a-Striper works: When an angler catches… SEE MORE
My son Ben with a nice keeper striper that he landed off Block Island.

For Keeper Stripers, Get a Boat and Head Offshore

6/26/2013 - Recently I've mentioned how poor shore fishing is right now, especially in the upper and mid-Bay. The oceanfront, too, is not fishing well from shore for larger fish. I got out late last week and landed several small ones, but we are talking very small fish of about 12 inches.… SEE MORE
310 miles from Maine to Mystic, Connecticut. That's a lot of coastline in a small open boat!

Whaleboat Crew Aims to Row from Maine to Mystic

6/18/2013 - A team of boatbuilders from the Apprenticeshop in Rockland has embarked on an incredible journey indeed, rowing a 30' open whaleboat from Maine to Mystic, Connecticut. The crew of nine — seven apprentices and two instructors — worked all winter to build the historic whaleboat for the Charles W. Morgan. Six… SEE MORE