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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A state record fish was landed last week–and it wasn’t one of the fish that we typically think of when we talk about fishing around the Cape and Islands. It was a wahoo.

A wha-what?

Matthew Mendoza bit.ly/29AEyPQ / bit.ly/1hYHpKw

There are plenty of fish that fishermen set out to catch–and then there are the ones that fishermen end up catching without meaning to. Fishermen have a name for these kinds of fish, the ones we don’t want to catch. We call them "trash fish."

Theophilos Papadopoulos bit.ly/29mGlYQ / bit.ly/OJZNiI

The event calendar is busier than ever as we head into July. Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

S. Junker

It's that time of year when our local waters are warming, which is nice if you like to swim. If you're a fisherman, however, it means that finding larger striped bass becomes more difficult. 

Last week brought the opening of commercial fishing season for striped bass in Massachusetts. That's good news for people who don't fish, or who may not know a fisherman.

Brian J. McDermott bit.ly/29ftlmJ / bit.ly/1mhaR6e

It’s the big Fourth of July holiday weekend, and almost every town is having some type of celebration. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

Center for Coastal Studies

To the casual observer it may seem as though humpback whales have suddenly appeared in numbers in local waters. This is another sign of June, as these seasonal migrants have returned from their breeding grounds in the Caribbean with new calves in tow.

Christine Hochkeppel/Cape Cod

There are a lot of different festivals going on this weekend around a wide variety of topics - and great weather to get out and enjoy them.

NOAA chart 13237

The tidal rips in Vineyard Sound and Nantucket Sound are channeling plenty of bait, offering anglers good access to a variety of fish, including keeper-size striped bass, bluefish, and abundant bottom fish.

Dennis Minsky reads his poem, "Summer."

Dennis Minsky has been a field biologist and a teacher all his life.  He's lived in Provincetown since 1968, where he's been chair of the Conservation Commission and Open Space committees and has worked on the Dolphin Fleet whale watch and Art's Dune Tours.  He's been writing - everything from poetry to essays to fiction - for many years.

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