Striper Fishing with Capt. Dan Marini

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Striper Fishing with Capt. Dan Marini

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I've had the good fortune to fish with not only the best guide I've ever fished with, but a person I call friend, for several years in a row now. Dan Marini is hands down the best at his craft, and the striper fishing trips keep getting better and better with each passing year. I'm an angler that likes to use all sorts of tackle, spinning gear, bait casting set-ups and fly rods, and Dan understands this, putting me in the best places to do it all. I'm also a top-water junkie - nothing makes me happier than seeing that explosion on a walk the dog bait, or a gurgling fly on the surface, and the stripers have always been ready and willing. Dan's knowledge of the area and the fish habits is unequaled, which means I never have to wonder about his recommendations. No joke, with each day (I book more than one each time, ya never know what the weather is going to bring), I've been into fish from the first few, if not the first, cast. On top of all this, Dan is an ORCA member that loves old reels, so you can imagine the conversations! The Cape is a great place for a vacation too, and the food....well, lets just say I didn't get to be this size without enjoying the meals!





If you've ever thought about chasing the stripers on the Cape, look Dan up - he's in the ORCA member directory. I'm already looking forward to next year!!
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Wow, that’s very cool, Jim. It’s really great to fish with a guide who knows his craft and better yet when he’s a friend and reel collector.

Where on the Cape did you fish? The premier summer college wooden bat league is on the Cape, and I loved watching games in Chatham.


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Those are nice fish. It looks like Jim and Dan were having a good day.
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I have only been out on Dan's boat one time, but can second all of Jim's sentiments. An amazing guide and a great guy.
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Where on the Cape did you fish? The premier summer college wooden bat league is on the Cape, and I loved watching games in Chatham.
Mike, you nailed the area. Sandy and I stay right in Chatham, and Dan fishes in and around that area.
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Thanks for the pictures, Jim.

Looks like a great time !

I get the distinct feeling Dan only does things one way ...the best way possible.

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Great photos, and great cap. I am putting a Dan Marini trip on my list. I worked in Boston for 15 years, but never managed to make it to the cape. I did haunt the Vermont and NH streams though.
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kyreels wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 1:19 pm Great photos, and great cap. I am putting a Dan Marini trip on my list. I worked in Boston for 15 years, but never managed to make it to the cape. I did haunt the Vermont and NH streams though.
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whether you ever had a beer with Norm and Cliff at Cheers?
Of course, my first or second day in downtown Boston I went to the famous Cheers bar and had a drink of some kind. It was the thing to do in the day. Norm and Cliff did not show up.
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Fun! Striper fishing, esp with fly tackle, is such adventure. I've loved it. Fun throwing in some false albies in there too. Great photos, Jim.
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Nice fish! That looks like fun!
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