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The following links may be useful if you are planning a fishing trip to the Vineyard:

The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby has been an island institution since 1946, and runs from mid-September through mid-October each year; when the fishing is at its peak.

Coop’s Bait and Tackle, in Edgartown, was voted one of 2005’s “top ten tackle stores in America” by Field and Stream magazine. And for good reason.

Weather Underground will show you what’s headed your way. Be sure to access the marine forecast.

Massachusetts Tide charts come in handy as you fish your way around the island.

Other local links:

The Vineyard Gazette for all the local news.

The MV Times, for the islander perspective, and Nelson Sigelman’s highly entertaining fishing column.

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, for all the necessary information on how to generally navigate the island.

The Vineyard Artisan’s Festivals, held on Thursdays and Sundays, 10 am-2 pm at the Old Grange Hall in West Tisbury, is a fantastic place to find island style gifts.

The Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institution, considered the finest marine research institution in the world, constantly posts fascinating articles.

Miscellaneous links worth checking out:

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Dave Skok is a renowned fly tier, and all around great guy. If you fly fish the Boston area, you probably already know him. If not, try out his guide service, slide presentations, and fly tying demonstrations.

Need a top guide on the Vineyard..?  Jaime Boyle is considered the best, and has won many distinctions, including the Orvis “Guide of the Year”award.  If anyone can put you on fish, he can.

Article written by and copyright Benjamin McCormick