Steve Junker

Managing Editor of News, All Things Considered Host, Producer

Steve is Managing Editor of News and host of All Things Considered. He came to WCAI in 2007. He also produces The Fishing News, Weekend Outlook, and the Pelagic Report. 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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Leaping canines, Greek food and culture, and the coming of the Barnstable County Fair highlight our roundup of arts and culture events. Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

Jenny Junker

On June 26 the commercial fishing season opened for striped bass. As of Friday, July 7, just over 100,000 lbs of striper have been landed, or about 13% of the yearly state quota of 800,885 lbs. 

This is good news for people who don't fish, or fisherman not having a lucky day, in that locally caught striped bass should be available at fish markets, and you should be able to find it on the menu at restaurants. 

Dan Tritle

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week.  His guests include Chris Lindahl of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Andy Tomolonis with South Coast Today; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Alecia Orsini

A garden festival, an art festival, beach bonfires and more - there's plenty to do this weekend. We've got details in the Weekend Outlook. 

Steve Junker and Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll discuss upcoming events during All Things Considered on WCAI. Here's this week's conversation -- give it a listen. 

Tim Holmes goo.gl/o383ka / goo.gl/cefU8

There's plenty to do this Independence Day holiday weekend, and celebrations on Tuesday. Here's your Weekend Outlook.    

Carrie goo.gl/t47V1y / goo.gl/cefU8

Summer bluefish are arriving, just as we would expect for this time of year, as the waters of the Sounds are warming. Did I hear you groan? It's true that some people are a little less enthusiastic when you mention bluefish—and it usually has to do not so much with the fishing as the eating.

So here's your remedy.  

Taro Taylor goo.gl/Lsj6qy / goo.gl/uk4xos

Spring and early summer brings the fishery for squid to our local waters. Boats from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and elsewhere target squid with small mesh trawls, meaning nets towed behind fishing boats. There's also a weir fishery in Nantucket Sound.

Kevin Bryant goo.gl/oVnoVb / goo.gl/lrxVf4

Around the Cape and Islands there’s no shortage of great fish to go for, but there's one fish that doesn’t get a lot of respect. It’s the sea robin.  Maybe that's because it's the only local fish that makes a croak of protest when you pull it from the water (we've got the audio).

"It's a very cool looking fish," says Kevin Blinkoff, of On The Water magazine. "It's reddish-brown, yellow, and orange. And probably most remarkable, they have these huge, wing-like pectoral fins." 

Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce

This is a big weekend for festivals. Depending on what you’re interested in, you can immerse yourself in film, music, theater, books, crafts, cars or ice cream in different Cape and Islands towns. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

s.junker

Fishing is one of those activities that sounds appealing to plenty of people, but doesn’t seem so easy to approach. What’s the deal with the gear?  Where do you go to look for fish? Now I'm here, how come I'm not catching anything?

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