For nine years, Rick Haslet of Chappaquiddick has been building a boat he’s dreamed of since 1978. There’s one little detail that might keep her from being launched this summer as planned: she’s got to be perfect.

Sam Low

How to stock an Island pond with mainland trout.

Geoff Currier

Dominic Zachorne builds a model.

Elaine Lembo

A father-son fish tale.

Shelley Christiansen

Vineyard surfers pursue the perfect icy wave.

Max Hart

The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby turns 60 this year. Steve Amaral is fishing his 59th.

Max Hart

The Ridge White family portrait.

Brooks Robards

You’re on the south shore, suited up in Neoprene waders with a watertight top and a fisherman’s life jacket.

Tom Dunlop