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    Derby days, and nights

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    By Lucas Thors For 75 years, the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby has been a shining example of how special the Island is, and that isn’t going to change. But there will be some...

    A day aboard the Skipper fishing charter

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    It was 10 am, and the faint rumble from a starting engine hummed as it pulled away from its slip in Oak Bluffs Harbor. Capt. “John-O” Potter stood alert in the wooden wheelhouse aboard...

    Aquafarming on the Vineyard: No one said it would be easy

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    From left, Jeremy Scheffer, Will Bronson, and Noah Mayrand with 10 or 12 102-count bags of Spearpoints ready for market. As the pressure on natural resources grows worldwide because of population growth, so is there...

    Leftover derby fish is donated to Island senior centers

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    “It’s the time of the fish,” Ann Tyra says, as she and four other volunteers finish up bagging the fish, and wait for the clock to strike 9. That’s when the distribution starts, and...

    Perseverance and good karma lead to this year’s Derby wins

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    Trish Lyman reacts to the winning "click." — Stacey Rupolo When Trish Lyman of Edgartown bought a guided trip with Danny Gilkes at an auction to support an Edgartown school field trip this spring, the...

    Fishermen tell us how (and why) they cook their catch

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    Stanley Larsen aboard his dragger, Four Kids, in Menemsha Harbor. – Lynn Christoffers Steve Amaral, Surfcaster; Derby participant for 71 years, Oak Bluffs What got you started fishing? We all grew up in my father’s fish market, Amaral’s...

    Let the Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby begin!

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    The 72nd annual Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby is underway with the opening bell ceremony held Sunday, September 10 in Edgartown. Roy Langely rang the bell to get things going for the five-week tournament that...

    A beginner forays into kayak fishing

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    Many surf fisherman know the frustration of helplessly watching diving birds and water frothing with feeding fish, just out of casting range. A kayak changes all that. It allows fishermen to track their quarry well offshore....