photo: Steve
 Junker







 

Each week Steve Junker checks in with the folks at On the Water magazine and others to find out who's catching what where around the Cape and Islands—and how they're doing it. 

Listen for The Fishing News every Friday morning at 7:35 and afternoon at 4:30, and Saturday morning at 8:35. For a detailed weekly Fishing Forecast, check out On the Water.

Our 2011 season is available on our archives page.

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September 28, 2012
This week: Our last Fishing News of the season. We talk StriperFest, and look toward the fall and winter.




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September 21, 2012
This week: Some very big tropic-water sport fish are being caught south of Nantucket.




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September 14, 2012
This week: How to target False Albacore - the "funny tunny" that drive fishermen mad.




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September 7, 2012
This week: We use baitfish as the crystal ball for predicting fall fishing... and what do we see?  Looks promising!       




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August 31, 2012
This week: With a bucket, a net, and a flashlight... you're ready to go get blue crabs. A rebroadcast of a favorite from last year.       




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August 24, 2012
This week: Late August is a great time for snapper blues. And... unusual fish being caught south of Martha's Vineyard.       




 
A colorful assortment of Captain Phil Stanton's tube rigs (note sunglasses for scale).

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August 17, 2012
This week: Captain Phil Stanton gives tips for tubing to catch big bass.




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August 10, 2012
This week: Kayak fishing is becoming more and more popular - so how do you do it? We've got tips. And... the bluefin bite continues east of Chatham.       




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August 3, 2012
This week: We are into August, so a good time for a roundup of the fishing action, by species.      





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July 27, 2012
This week: Lesions on striped bass - mycobacteriosis, or stress? And - how safe are afflicted bass to handle?       





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July 20, 2012
This week: A roundup of great new fishing gear from the iCast convention.  And... white marlins appear just south of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.      




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July 13, 2012
This week: The first reported bonito has been caught on the Cape & Islands - so let's talk funny fish! And... a preview of the second half of fishing season.      




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July 5, 2012
This week: July is a great time to get after fluke.  Tips for catching a flatfish, plus a round-up of fishing action on the Cape and Islands.      






Captain Phil Stanton's jig set up. 
 
Successful jigging
Photos: Phil Stanton
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June 29, 2012
This week: A conversation with Captain Phil Stanton on fishing with jigs.      




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June 22, 2012
This week: Every fish has its favorite meal. From halfbeaks to squid to mackerel - matching the bait to catch the fish you want!      




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June 15, 2012
This week: So you caught a real nice bass. You made a fine job of filleting it. Now what do you do with everything that's left? Dave "Pops" Masch tells us how to make great stock from the whole fish.      




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June 8, 2012
This week: Low tide, high tide, slack tide... what’s the best tide for fishing? Depends where you’re headed on the Cape and Islands. Find out more on this week’s Fishing News! 




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June 1, 2012
This week: Don't toss back that sea robin... it could be delicious!  And - big fish arrive in Cape Cod waters: striped bass and blue fin tuna. See photos of Sea Robins and find recipes for them at On The Water




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May 25, 2012
This week: Just how old is that keeper striped bass you landed? And... tips for fresh-caught fish on the grill: don't forget black sea bass and scup!




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May 18, 2012
This week: Mackerel and butterfish in Cape Cod waters... can it be?  A conversation with Captain Phil Stanton.




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May 11, 2012
This week: Daffodils, ospreys, and... big stripers! Lucky us, everything seems to be arriving early this spring.  And.. what d'you know about phenology?
















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