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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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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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If You Fish The Canal, You Need To See This


I saw something amazing yesterday while cruising through the Cape Cod Canal in my boat.

In this post I’ll tell you exactly what I saw.

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3 Ways To Catch A Big Striper This Week At The Cape Cod Canal

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As a teenager my most productive Canal trips happened during the night in July.

It’s the end of July and often the striped bass fishing action at the Cape Cod Canal slows way down. However this has been an interesting season so far at the Big Ditch and there’s reason to believe the fishing might actually get better as August approaches.

Right now I feel you will have an excellent chance of hooking a good fish at the Canal, granted you put in the time and effort. There’s been some good fish taken recently and at odd hours too, like smack dab during the middle of the day, when the sun is high in the sky.

In this post I’ll share with you three ways you can catch a big striper this week fishing the Cape Cod Canal.

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Cape Cod Canal Fishing Report | July 19

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A lot of folks were somewhat pessimistic about this past spring at the Cape Cod Canal. Compared to the previous few springs, this past May and June were not quite as productive. The easy “blitz” fishing of years past just didn’t materialize as many had hoped and expected.

The good news is that for those who are still sticking it out at the Canal, the fish are finally cooperating.

In this report I will share what I know has been happening recently down at the Big Ditch. If you’re able to fish the Canal this weekend and coming week, I feel you will have as good a chance as any of hooking up.

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Cape Cod Fishing Report For July 15

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After staying up for 36 straight hours, I am happy to report that after last night’s snooze, I am back in business and all caught up on sleep. There has been a lot happening in the Cape Cod fishing world over the past 72 hours and in this report I will share with you the best of what’s been going on.

The wind is blowing like crazy right now but I feel that the weather will improve later this week and into this weekend. If you are planning on fishing Cape Cod from a boat, then I feel this report will be very valuable to you.

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The Simplest Way To Catch A Striper At The Cape Cod Canal

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From jigging to eeling, fishing cut bait and plugging, there is certainly no shortage of different ways to catch a striped bass at the Cape Cod Canal. So many ways actually, that it can be rather intimidating if you’re new to fishing the Big Ditch.

Whether in fishing or life, I feel it is best to keep things as simple as possible. In this post I am going to share with you a simple, and what I believe is the easiest, way to catch a striper at the Cape Cod Canal.

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Cape Cod Canal Fishing Report June 27

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I spent a fair amount of time this week hanging around the Cape Cod Canal, on foot and on my boat. I am happy to report that I witnessed a fair amount of life.

In this brief Canal fishing report, I want to share with you what I observed, in hopes that it may help you tie into a good Canal fish over the next several days.

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The 10 Most-Stunning Things I’ve Experienced While Fishing Cape Cod

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Yesterday I took some friends from Minnesota out on my boat. We did some fishing and explored numerous sand bars, tidal pools and other areas that essentially feel like home to me.

The surprise, excitement and curiosity that this experience sparked in these people from Minnesota really struck me, and I realized that not many people get the opportunity to see and experience the side of Cape Cod that I often take for granted.

In this post I want to share with you 10 of the most-stunning things I have experienced while fishing Cape Cod, because I would like for more people to realize and understand just how incredible this environment truly is.

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5 Things Experienced Cape Cod Canal Fisherman Do, To Catch Big Fish

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The Cape Cod Canal can be an intimidating place to fish if you have never fished it before. There are odd currents, confusing tides, unforgiving bottom, back cast-snagging bushes and trees, barnacle laden rocks, slippery sea weed and a variety of other odds and ends which make fishing the Canal a challenge.

Toss in the occasional whale, dolphins, tuna, ocean sunfish, sunken tug boat, old dynamite crevasses, basking sharks, seals, weasels, the dancing cowboy and many other interesting characters and you truly have yourself a unique place to wet a line.

I grew up 2 miles from the Canal, and throughout that time, have witnessed certain things that really experienced Canal fishermen do on a regular basis, which I believe leads to their fishing success. In this post I am going to share with you 5 of the most prominent things experienced Canal rats do that helps them routinely catch big striped bass at the Cape Cod Canal.

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