Tag Archives: fly-fishing for striped bass

Photo of the Day: Accidental Striper on a 6-Weight


Written by: Phil Monahan

Mark McKinney shows off a bass of the kind he wasn’t fishing for.
Photo courtesy Mark McKinney

Virginia fishing guide Mark McKinney, erstwhile associate at the Orvis warehouse in Roanoke, sent in this great picture of a surprise catch on Sunday. Here’s his description: . . .

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Photos: A Striper Morning on Maine’s Kennebec River

Written by: Capt. Dave Pecci, Obsession Sportfishing Charters


Schoolie stripers offered a great morning’s enjoyment for this Westerner.
Photos by Capt. Dave Pecci

Longtime client John Kern from Salt Lake City joined me on the Kennebec for a morning of striped-bass fly fishing. We had a dropping tide, as we headed out at 5:30 a.m., and as we rounded. . .

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Photos: Guides on the Run for Stripers

Written by: Dylan Snell, Orvis Manchester Fly-Fishing School


The author shows off a sweet striper landed during an epic Day Two sight-fishing session.
Photos courtesy Dylan Snell

Recently, a small group of instructors and guides from the Orvis Manchester Fly Fishing School made our annual pilgrimage to ply the salt for striped bass. In true fish-bum fashion, the mad. . .

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Pro Tips: Making the Most of the Cinder-Worm “Hatch” for Big Stripers

Written by: Capt. Aron Cascone, Constant Angler


Big bass sip worms from the surface when the hatch is really on.
Photo courtesy Capt. Aron Cascone

In Rhode Island, the cinder worm emergence–some anglers call it a “hatch”–sure took its time getting started this season. The switch finally got flipped in a big way on May13th. There are now plenty of stripers and an abundance of worms to keep. . .

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Video: “Homecoming” in the Southeast


Written by: Phil Monahan

Parker Smith–who lives right on the Madison downstream of Quake Lake–sent in this cool video from a trip back to his native South Carolina, where he made the most of his time. From. . .

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Photos: Winter Striper Fishing on Lake Texoma


Written by: Phil Monahan

Freshwater stripers can grow pretty large when there’s a good forage base in a lake.
Photos by Steve Hollensed

Guide and former Trout Bum of the Week Steve Hollensed, of Flywater Angling Adventures, sent in these shots of anglers catching big striped bass on massive Lake Texoma in December. Steve. . .

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Photo: The Doctor Is In, and So Are the Huge Stripers


Written by: Phil Monahan

Doctor Sherman didn’t even take the time to change out of his work clothes before boating this fat striped bass.
Photo courtesy Dr. Mark Sherman

Orvis fan Dr. Mark Sherman sent in this great photo last night, along with the story behind it: “I caught this bass off Sandy Hook, New Jersey, at dusk. With Capt. Joe Maz at the helm, I was. . .”

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Chasing the Night During the Martha’s Vineyard Catch-and-Release Tournament

Written by: Sam Wyman


The striper fishing was hardly on fire, but it’s tough to beat a weekend on the Vineyard.
Photos courtesy Sam Wyman

Last weekend, a group of Orvis associates from Vermont made the four-hour journey to Martha’s Vineyard, in search of striped bass and bluefish. We were heading down specifically for. . .

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It’s Cinder-Worm Season on the Muddy Striper Flats!


An anglers shows off a worm-eating schoolie bass, while a nicer fish feeds in the background.
Photo courtesy Orvis-endorsed guide Capt. Aron Cascone.

If you’re a fly angler in the Northeast, you know that we are sitting smack dab in the middle of prime time for some of the best hatches of the year. But one unique “hatch” that is. . .

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