By Andrew Steketee. Photos by Liz Steketee.

Every June on Nantucket, a dune-infested island thirty miles off the southern coast of Massachusetts, cool Atlantic waters begin to warm, attracting spearing, sand eels, seabirds, pinnipeds and the season’s first run of decent striped bass. Chronically abutting the island’s rips, shoals and sand-to-moraine shoreline, stripers (or greenheads), generally are hungry and agreeable during low light and heavy, seal-free tides. Looking to increase your odds? Hunt down a veteran captain and his center-console, and be ready to deliver Mushmouths eighty-feet away. Check out these photos from our recent trip with Jeff Heyer.

Photo Gallery: Grey Lady Greenheads