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Dowses Beach Fish Pier, Osterville

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This is a guest post written by MFCC contributor Garet Suomala

I went fishing at Dowses Beach with Ryan a couple weeks ago before work. We fished on the fish pier instead of the nearby jetty, because the pier is a flat surface, which is much safer for me, compared to the slippery rocks of the jetty.

The second reason I like fishing from a pier is because when we caught fish, it was much easier for me to take them off the hook. For example, my balance is not so good and it would not have been safe for me to try to unhook the fish while my feet were slipping all over the place.

Also, casting was much easier for me on the solid surface of the pier compared to the slippery surface of a jetty, or the rocks along the Cape Cod Canal. So I guess that’s why I like fishing on piers and in this report I’ll tell you more about fishing at the Dowses Beach fish pier.

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2 Easy Access Surfcasting Spots In Provincetown


A common request I received throughout the 2014 season was to provide information about easy-to-access fishing spots. Many people here on MFCC wanted to fish spots where parking was free, simple and easy.

In Provincetown two particular places come to mind. I feel comfortable sharing these productive spots here online because there is plenty of parking, no private property involved and tons of space, so crowding is not an issue.

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Our Super Simple Strategy For Fishing Hydrographer’s Canyon

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The technique we used at Hydrographer’s Canyon incorporated a simple trolling spread which consisted of spreader bars, single lures, and skirted ballyhoos.

On Mike’s center console we are able to run a 7 rod spread with a long and short outrigger, two flatlines close to the boat, and a long line down the middle.

In this post I will dive into greater detail and share with you the specifics of how we were able to catch yellowfin tuna and mahi on the troll at Hydro.

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10 Reasons Why I Live For Hiking & Fishing Cape Cod’s Beaches

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More than 150 years ago, Henry David Thoreau walked for 25 miles, from Nauset Inlet to Provincetown. I would like to do the same thing-but with a fishing rod in hand.

So far this season, I have on numerous occasions, hiked long stretches of sandy beach, meandered through forests of scrub pines, traversed wild cranberry bogs and climbed atop high dunes and vertical cliffs, fishing and capturing the occasional striped bass and bluefish along the way.

My past excursions have not yet surpassed Thoreau’s 25 mile trek. In fact, my longest hiking and fishing trip this season has been a mere 6 miles.

I will surely have my work cut out for me when I attempt to hike and fish Thoreau’s 25 mile jaunt! Yet I know the effort will not be in vain, and here’s why…

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2014 MFCC Cuttyhunk Island Trip

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More so this season than ever before, folks have been expressing how much they’d like to fish with me and other MFCC members. This is terrific and I am excited so many people are interested!

Due to the demand I decided to organize the first ever MFCC Cuttyhunk Island Trip.

On October 3-5 myself and a limited number of MFCC members will travel to Cuttyhunk Island off the coast of Cape Cod to surfcast for striped bass. If you’re a MFCC member and are interested in coming, then definitely read on.

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September Full Moon Could = Big Fish

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Are you ready for the September full moon?

Yesterday I shared a video on the My Fishing Cape Cod Facebook page that caught the attention of a lot of people. The video (which you can watch below) was about the upcoming September full moon and how it may impact the fishing here on Cape Cod.

In this post I want to share you with my game plan for making the most of the upcoming September 8th full moon. At the end of this post I’d like to hear your game plan, questions thoughts and comments.

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10 Reasons Why September Is My Favorite Month For Fishing Cape Cod

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During September mornings are cooler, but the fishing can be hot.

September is a special month for fishing on Cape Cod. The seasons begin to change and in many areas, the fishing begins to improve.

September is the start of my favorite time of the year. I feel an exciting energy permeating through me.

Call me crazy but I love September, and here’s why.

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5 Places To Fish & Explore Via Kayak On Cape Cod

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This past Friday I met with John, Tommy and Matt from Sturgis Boat Works in West Yarmouth. Right off the bat I could tell that these guys know their stuff with regards to kayaks, especially the Hobie Kayak line, which are designed with the fisherman in mind.

If all goes well I will be fishing from a Sturgis Boat Works kayak very soon, and sharing the experience here with you on MFCC. This fall I was planning on fishing numerous nooks and crannies throughout the Cape in my row boat, but now with a Hobie kayak at my disposal, the sky is the limit.

In this post I will share with you 5 places I feel will be great to fish and explore via kayak. You may even catch me at one of these spots over the next several weeks.

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8 Steps To Fishing The Cape Cod Canal With Young Children

New saltwater fisherman Kyle Connors caught this small sea bass while fishing the Canal with me a couple weeks ago.

One way my Dad got me hooked on fishing was by taking me to the Cape Cod Canal on Sunday evenings when I was between the ages of 6 and 10 years old.

No we did not jig or plug for big stripers, but we did catch a ton of small bottom fish that kept me occupied and very engaged, despite my young age.

In this post I want to share with you 8 steps for fishing the Canal with young children. However be careful because you just may get the young kids in your life hopelessly addicted to fishing – which is exactly what happened to me!

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Ask Ryan Podcast

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This week I’d like to try out something new, and if you’re interested in participating, I want to hear from you!

I am going to publish a podcast that features actual questions submitted by MFCC members, fans and readers. If you have something in mind that you’d like to ask me, then this is your chance.

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