Posted by: Stephanie Vatalaro
October 9, 2012

Stephanie Vatalaro

The Over/Under: Fishing and Boating vs Other Sports

October not only toes the 50-yard line of football season, it’s also the middle of youth soccer season, the end of baseball season, the start of basketball season, a great time to hit the trails for a run, a hike or a bike ride, and a picture-perfect month for a golf game. With these and many other sports options, everyone has a lot of choices for being active. So, why should someone choose boating and…

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Posted by: Tom Keer
September 11, 2012

Tom Keer

Fishing and Camping

There are a lot of activities that go along well with fishing, and for me, camping is one of the best.  The smell of coffee, pancakes and sausage in the morning is tough to beat, and if I follow it up with a day of fishing I’m a happy man. The smell of a steak grilling on that same pit is the perfect end to the day. The fall is my favorite time for a fishing…

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Posted by: Tom Keer
September 6, 2012

Tom Keer

The Top 5

When it comes to fishing in the fall I have an incredibly difficult time making up my mind.  I always find that when I’m standing in a river I’m wondering what is going on in the ocean.  When I’m on my boat drifting along a beachfront I wonder what is happening with the largemouth bass in the lake.  No matter what decision I make I find the fishing in the fall to be gangbusters, and…

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Posted by: Stephanie Vatalaro
August 30, 2012

Stephanie Vatalaro

How to Turn Your Phone in a Boating Safety Kit

When planning a trip out on the water, most typically start their checklist with the basics: fishing license, spinning rod, bait-casting rod, back-up rod, bait, snacks, sunscreen, nautical maps, tide chart, GPS, lucky ball cap and life jackets. Then, grab the kids, keys, wallet and you’re off! A great way to spend time with family and enjoy nature, boating and fishing are thought of as an escape, a way to de-stress. Disconnecting from a busy…

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Posted by: Tom Keer
August 27, 2012

Tom Keer

Yes We Have No Bananas

  I live on Baker Road in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.  Baker is a common American name so the fact that I live on that street probably doesn’t mean much to anyone.  When I tell folks that my street was named in honor of my town’s native son Lorenzo Dow Baker it still doesn’t mean much.  And when I tell fishermen that they should know that name they scratch their head.  They know the names of Jimmy…

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Posted by: Tom Keer
August 15, 2012

Tom Keer

Old School Boating with The Baymen

  I was recently talking with a friend who lamented that he wasn’t catching many fish because he didn’t have a big, offshore boat.  He had been seeing a lot of chatter about a few pods of big fish that were several miles offshore, and he was really down in the dumps.  Part of me knew that he was really asking to come out on mine and so I invited him out for a weekend…

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Posted by: Stephanie Vatalaro
August 13, 2012

Stephanie Vatalaro

Top 8 State Parks for Boating and Fishing

  With roughly 365 million trillion gallons of water on our planet, it can be difficult to decide where’s best to drop anchor and throw out a line. Then, for us fishermen and women, add in, can I fish there, is it a good place for the family, is there a boat ramp, what species should I plan to catch, … and the planning process can become much more than you bargained for. Well, thanks…

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Posted by: Tom Keer
August 9, 2012

Tom Keer

Fishing and Boating Weathervanes

Sometimes we just can’t get enough of fishing and boating.  Our first step begins with the innocent purchases of shirts and hats pockmarked with fish and boats.  Later on we spackle living room walls with pictures and paintings of our favorite species and craft.  As if that’s not enough, some of us decorate the outside of our homes.  Laugh now, but don’t be surprised if you wind up with a weathervane that tells the world…

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Posted by: Stephanie Vatalaro
July 30, 2012

Stephanie Vatalaro

Keep Calm and Hit the Water

For the 48 percent of Americans that lie awake at night restless from the stress of their day, relief may be closer than they think. Recent studies have shown proof that simply being near water can naturally help lower anxiety. With only 37.5 percent of people currently taking advantage of our serene natural places and using the outdoors to unwind, a day outside seems in order. So, this week, this month, this year, we urge everyone to take advantage of their local…

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Posted by: Tom Keer
July 26, 2012

Tom Keer

Shark Week! Blue Sharks on the Fly

Back in the mid 1990’s I made a video (remember those?) with my friend Jon Perette.  The topic was catching blue sharks on a fly.  For the better part of a month we made a number of long runs from the South Shore of Massachusetts to Stellwagon Bank to gather the footage. Fishing for blue sharks was a tremendous amount of fun, but as time went on I pursued other species of fish.  My memories…

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