Steve Junker

Managing Editor of News

Steve is Managing Editor of News. He came to WCAI in 2007. He also hosts the weekly News Roundup on Friday mornings, and produces The Fishing News and Weekend Outlook.

A writer, a fisherman, an occasional boat builder, a recovering musician, a longtime chicken rancher, a beekeeper... Steve keeps busy in Woods Hole, where he lives with his wife and two children.

 

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Fall on Cape Cod is always a big time for festivals, and there are several going on this weekend. Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

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They're speedy fish with good eyesight, and they're terribly picky. False albacore are back, to the delight of many local anglers. With their blitz-and-disappear behavior, they have fishermen on edge, waiting for the next eruption.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe faces uncertainty after a federal decision rescinds its lands in trust; questions continue over the fate of spent fuel at Pilgrim Nuclear Plant; and the region marks the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: this week’s primary elections saw higher voter turnout than anticipated across the Cape and Islands; an aerial park in Sandwich is ordered to close; and Outer Cape towns look to improve communications at remote beaches, in case of shark bites. 

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An unusual catch sparked interest this week: juvenile bonito were being taken in numbers at a few spots on Cape Cod Bay east of the Canal. We talk about it in this week's Fishing News, and look at the seasonal change that means good opportunities for shore fishermen.  

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: two reviews conclude the Mashpee police chase that ended in 3 fatalities should have been stopped; the victim of the mid-August shark attack in Truro speaks about the experience; some schools delay the start of the academic year because of the heat; and opponents of an offshore power line through Lewis Bay are mobilizing.  

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Just one month ago, a lot of local fishermen were scratching their heads and wondering where the bluefish were. We had gone deep into the season without seeing these voracious fish in any numbers. Well, guess what. If you're heading out this weekend, you may be lucky if you don't run into bluefish. Now they seem to be everywhere. 

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The unofficial end of summer is among us, but there's still lots to do locally. 

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is partnering with another tribe to build a gambling facility on Martha’s Vineyard; the town of Sandwich has state approvals for restoring Town Neck Beach – now it’s waiting on the Army Corp of Engineers; and a new tick species may be making its way to the Cape.

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There are a few fish that appear in Cape Cod waters that will, by a mere mention, get fishermen jabbering with enthusiasm. Bonito certainly fall into that class. They're easy to talk about and hard to catch. And delicious to eat.

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How do you catch a fast fish from a kayak? WCAI's Steve Junker spoke with Kevin Blinkoff of On the Water Magazine about how to get it done.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: hundreds of people line the route of a funeral procession for Kevin Quinn of Mashpee; a decommissioning buyer for Pilgrim Nuclear plant raises hopes… and questions; and Yarmouth selectmen tell Vineyard Wind to make a better offer.

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Normally, this is prime time for bluefin tuna fishing, but so far it's been a bit quiet. There’s an idea that the phenomenal bluefin action happening this year off northern New Jersey may be related—that those fish are the ones we're missing.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: two Falmouth Police officers are shot, and the suspect is arraigned in his hospital room; the owner of the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant wants to sell it for decommissioning; and Vineyard Wind submits its proposed rates for electricity.

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Last year king mackerel showed up in our waters, to the surprise of many anglers. Now, it looks like we're seeing them again this year. If you’ve got your sights set on catching a “smoker,” here’s a simple how-to.

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