Zach Harvey

Longtime deckhand Zach Harvey has experience on charter, party and commercial vessels, and in most fisheries along the Northeast. A resident of Wakefield, Rhode Island, he is a former editor of The Fisherman magazine and has contributed to a host of periodicals. 

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Black Sea Bass: Feeding the Stomach and Soul

Writer Zach Harvey doesn't believe in a hierarchy of worthy quarry, instead preferring the underrated black sea bass.

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Calculus of Fluke

A hook-and-line mercenary comes full circle in his ongoing quest to land doormat fluke.

Heróis do Mar

Old Ways

This ancient form of beach-seining still practiced in parts of Portugal has changed little in 500 years.

A camouflaged ambusher strikes in this painting by Bart Gelesh

Scouting Party

After five minutes crisscrossing an area of broken bottom south of Newport, Rhode Island, satisfied that he has a sufficient preliminary lay of the land, Capt. Russ Benn adjusts the throttles and rounds up for our first drift.

Don’t let plain fool you. Diamond jigs are an effective lure for plumbing the depths.

Metalwork

Reflections on the versatile, indestructible diamond jig

1-Blue

One Helluva Fish

Why the bluefish, an animated chopping machine with a public relations problem, just might be the perfect game fish

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On the edge

The unmistakable shing of high-carbon steel — that’s what a fish knife should sound like, not the dull, war-club clank of stainless, the music alloyed and tempered clean out of the metal at Faustian temperatures.

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Hired Hands

The never-ending battle to keep your mitts from being torn to ribbons.