Janet Messineo has lived on Martha's Vineyard since 1966, and has been fishing the shoreline of the island for more than 35 years. She has written for and been featured in books, magazines, and appeared on television shows. They include Reading the Water, On the Run, New England Stripers,The Big One, Offshore, On The Water, and Vineyard Style Martha's Vineyard and Edible Vineyard Magazine. She has been featured in articles in the New York Times, the Boston Globe and a DVD called Feeding the Water. Janet has been a professional taxidermist since graduating from the Pennsylvania Institute of Taxidermy in 1987. She has been the owner of Island Taxidermy and Wildlife Art Studio since that time. She specializes in saltwater fish. Her work has been shown in many art galleries on the Vineyard such as Louisa Gould's Gallery in Vineyard Haven and The Schrimshaw Gallery in Edgartown. Visit her Gallery on this site to see some of her work. You can purchase some of these beautiful pieces today. Janet would also like to share her years of surfcasting experience from the shores of Martha's Vineyard with you.
Twenty Four Pound Striped Bass at Quansoo.
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