Photos of the Day: Reservoir Hawgs

Written by: Matt Miles, Matt Miles Fly Fishing


Unlike some other species, striped bass eat voraciously during their spawning run.
All photos by Matt Miles

After a long cold winter of fattening up on shad, freshwater striped bass begin to feel the urge for a little romance with the longer, warmer days of spring. Each year, stripers make their journey out of lakes, reservoirs, . . .

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Photos of the Day: Sight-Fishing for Stripers in Rhode Island


This big striper exploded on a baitfish fly just a few feet off Capt. Aron Cascone’s rod tip.
All photos by Sandy Hays

I spent last week on vacation on the coast of Rhode Island, sharing a big beach house with a bunch of high-school buddies and their families. It was a spectacular time, and I even got to sneak off for a day of fishing, along with one of those old friends, photographer Sandy Hays. Months earlier, Capt. Aron Cascone had invited me to check out his unique flats fishery on Ninigret Pond, a tidal estuary in Charlestown, so I decided to. . .

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Trip Report: Jackie Crushes on Martha’s Vineyard Stripers

Written by: Jackie Jordan


On her very first night of fly-fishing for stripers, Jackie caught this monster, the best fish of the trip.
Photo by Pete Kutzer

Growing up in the Boston area, I always spent at least one week each summer on the Cape. I love the smell of the sea, the salty air, body surfing in the waves, and the sound of the. . .

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Photos of the Day: Block Island Beast of a Striped Bass


A dreary day produces little sight-fishing but plenty of big stripers on the prowl.
Photos courtesy Peter Laurelli

New York angler Peter Laurelli’s annual “Surf and Inshore Fly Fishing” videos have been a huge hit on Orvis News. (Click here to see the videos for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.) Last week, he sent us these great images, along with a note: . . .

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