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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With high summer on Cape Cod, we see plenty of people visiting who would like to enjoy a little fishing while they’re here, but may feel unsure how to get started. This week on the Fishing News we've got tips for vacation fishing, and how to make it a great experience.

Ted Eytan bit.ly/2boIZyU / bit.ly/OJZNiI

Hot and muggy, right? What did you expect from mid-August? Here's your rundown of great events and activities happening around the region this weekend.  

I Gotcha7 bit.ly/2b1ahIk / bit.ly/OJZNiI

The bluefin tuna bite south of Martha's Vineyard has a lot of fishermen talking. Last Saturday, by one account, there were upward of 200 fishing boats in the area. Plentiful bait seems to be holding tuna in the 60-90 pound range.

Most of the action is centered about 20-30 miles south of the Vineyard. Andy Nabreski of On The Water magazine was out there on Sunday, and he joins us for this week's Fishing News to give us a feel for the fishing and explain the trolling strategy.

Rich Moser

If you’re a fan of live theater, this is a banner week for Cape stages, with a show for pretty much everyone—especially if you like musicals. Here's a rundown of what's out there.

Marcia Cirillo bit.ly/2amnKeL / bit.ly/OJZNiI

It's a peculiar proposition: You walk into the tackle shop and walk out with something living, or that was once living. Or something rubbery and artificial that smells like it died a while ago.

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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. 

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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.

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