Tag Archives: fly-fishing for striped bass

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. . .”


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. . .


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. . .


Photos of the Day: Fat Jersey Stripers on Big Bunker Flies

Written by: Colin Archer, The Average Angler

Andrew Hamilton is surely smiling beneath that buff, while he holds a big New Jersey striper.
All photos by Colin Archer

June is time to chase big stripers with the fly rod along the New Jersey Shore. While most anglers are live-lining bunker and using pencils poppers, fly rodders can and will catch fish with large bunker-style flies or. . .


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. . .