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Fishing News

Video, instruction and news for inshore and offshore fishing for Stripers, Fluke, Shark, Tuna, Blackfish, Flounder, Sea Bass and more!

All the news on the best locations and techniques in the region.

Striped Bass on Mojos

Mojos – Everyone is Doing Everything Wrong!

Capt Andy LoCascio - 06/08/2023

There is plenty of debate about the exact origin and development of the mojo. It is irrelevant. This is just a simple tandem trolling rig with countless variations used primarily to target Striped Bass. It…

Sportfish Galapagos - Bucket List Trip

Capt Andy LoCascio - 04/26/2020

Capt Andy LoCascio has been making an annual trip to San Cristobal, Galapagos (Ecuador) since 2007.  He fishes on the famous Vertigo II owned and operated by Sportfish Galapagos (Marco Guitierrez and Pete Santini).  There…

Whip It Fish - Product Review and Striped Marlin Video

Capt Andy LoCascio - 03/15/2020 - Views: 22330

I finally got a chance to field test the new skirted Whip It Fish from Al Gags Lures.  There is no better proving ground than the Galapagos Islands.  I have been fishing there annually for…

Wind-On Leader - Step-by-Step Video and How-to

Capt Andy LoCascio - 01/11/2020

Wind-on leaders can be very expensive. Experienced anglers use them for nearly all trolling applications. They can also be used for conventional reels loaded with braided line used for jigging and bottom fishing. Aside from…

900lb+ Giant Bluefin Tuna on Standup - Lessons Learned!

Capt Andy LoCascio - 12/26/2019

We have been Giant Bluefin Tuna fishing with Capt Troy Bruce of Bruce Brothers Charters (Prince Edward Island, Canada) for many years, and this year we had a very special fish.  This trip is very…

Garmin GMR 18 xHD – Product Review

Capt Andy LoCascio - 10/26/2019

Some days as a boat owner are certainly better than others. I had an issue with the cooling system on one of my Mercury Verado engines that required a repair on land. I pulled the…

Wind-On Leader Magic

Capt Andy LoCascio - 07/12/2017 - Views: 13780

“Reverse please”, I am directing the captain of the Vertigo II to back the boat down and help me recover a deep diving trolling lure that is hung in the bottom. At the moment I…

Marine Battery Care

Capt Andy LoCascio - 11/29/2016 - Views: 42177

A marine battery takes an incredible amount of abuse. In the Northeast, batteries sit idle in freezing temps during the winter lay-up period. Most boat owners may go days without using their boats and even…

Top 5 Fishing Destinations

Capt Andy LoCascio - 12/29/2015 - Views: 77112

Countless miles, innumerable fish, and yet the lure of big game fishing still pulls strongly. I have been fortunate enough (or worked hard enough) in my life to be able to experience some of the…

Yo-Zuri Surface Cruiser - Product Review

Capt Andy LoCascio - 11/30/2015 - Views: 13789

This is the most EXCITING lure re-introduction in modern fishing history! After a hiatus of seemingly countless months (or was it years?), The iconic Yo-Zuri Surface Cruiser is back and it is better than ever….

Striped Bass Tips - Dawn & Dusk

Capt Andy LoCascio - 04/09/2015 - Views: 36901

Every angler knows that the bite is typically best at dawn and dusk, also known as the “golden hours”, but few anglers really understand why.  As a charter captain I cannot rely on just catching…

Giant Bluefin Tuna - 1100lbs+ in 45 minutes (Video)

Capt Andy LoCascio - 09/23/2014 - Views: 18667

Steve Palmo caught and released a 115inch (straight measurement), 1100lb+ giant bluefin tuna in just under 45 minutes while fishing with Capt Troy Bruce and mate Ryan Young off of PEI (Prince Edward Island) on…

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