Steve Junker

All Things Considered Host, Producer

Steve is a regular host of All Things Considered and Weekend Edition Saturday. He came to WCAI in 2007. In addition to hosting, he also produces The Fishing News, Weekend Outlook, and contributes to Creative Life. And he manages the website, too.

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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As we head into the last weekend of September, local anglers are looking toward the fall run, when fish migrating southward will pass through our waters. The question every year is: will the fall run be a good one?

Judging by how this season has set-up, there's reason to believe this fall could bring great fishing. / CC BY-SA 2.5

Off the tip of Cape Cod right now there’s plenty of excitement over bluefin tuna. Anglers looking for a thrill have been going for bluefin not with old-school fighting chairs and broomstick rods, but with spinning tackle, something like you would use for striped bass, beefed up just a little.

A Guitar Every Day

Sep 14, 2015
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Arlen Roth talks about the emotional need to play guitar - and how he keeps his playing fresh.

Produced by Steve Junker and Atlantic Public Media

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False albacore – or albies – are built for speed. They surface here briefly, then disappear, then re-surface way over there. So why would you go fishing for them from a kayak?

For the thrill and the challenge, obviously.

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Dog-lovers should to head to the Cape Cod Fairgrounds this weekend, as more than 900 dogs of many breeds compete in the annual Cranberry Cluster All-Breed Dog Shows.

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This weekend may be what many people consider the unofficial end of summer, but there is plenty going on both this weekend and on into the fall. Here's a preview.

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There is some wildly good fishing going on now, mostly thanks to the abundance of bait in the water – especially all that peanut bunker. We’re seeing albies on the south side, bluefish in Buzzards Bay, and striped bass in Cape Cod Bay and the Canal. And some spectacular blitzes are popping up, especially for false albacore.

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If you walk down by the water right now along almost any dock or jetty, it's likely you’ll see schools of tiny fish swimming around. Seems like they’re everywhere this time of year. As a category, they're called baitfish, and they have a big impact on our late-summer fishing.

A different kind of food buffet takes place at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in Falmouth on Saturday, as more than 25 food trucks roll into town.