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The Fishing News
00000177-ba84-d5f4-a5ff-bbfc9abb0000 with Steve JunkerEach week during saltwater fishing season Steve Junker checks in with the folks at On the Water magazine and others to find out who's catching what where around the Cape and Islands—and how they're doing it. 00000177-ba84-d5f4-a5ff-bbfc9abc0000For a detailed weekly Fishing Forecast, check out On the Water.00000177-ba84-d5f4-a5ff-bbfc9abb0001

Black Sea Bass Are Here and Fishermen Are Happy

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You're not likely to catch a black sea bass this big along the Cape and Islands. But if it measures at least 15 inches, you can bring it home and grill it.

Sometimes it seems as if black sea bass are a little overlooked around Cape Cod, with all the talk that happens about striped bass fishing. But if you've ever eaten black sea bass, you know this is a real injustice.

Last weekend the recreational season opened for black sea bass, which has new size and bag limit regulations this year.

Steve Junker speaks with Jimmy Fee of On The Water magazine about the fishery, which is going strong, about tactics for fishing black sea bass, and about the new regulations. They also round-up the weekly fishing action, including big (50lb) stripers in Cape Cod Bay, the early tides at the Canal, and the quieting of bluefish (wait for the winds to shift). It's all in the audio below—give it a listen.

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.