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Getting Started With My Fishing Cape Cod

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Thanks for stopping by My Fishing Cape Cod.  Welcome to the website!

My name’s Ryan Collins, and that’s my Mom in the above photo. I am fortunate to have been able to have fished Cape Cod since I was in kindergarten.

As a youngster the Cape’s beaches, bays, harbors, flats and estuaries were my playground.

 The mission of My Fishing Cape Cod is to help you make the most of your Cape Cod fishing experience.

I want you to share in the same experiences I had growing up and fishing this special area.

The content you’ll find here offers my ideas and experiences fishing and exploring this wonderful area.  I write through personal experience, including the good and the bad.

We also publish content created by members of the My Fishing Cape Cod community. MFCC is comprised of people who love fishing on Cape Cod. Many of us live year round on Cape, some just for the summer and others just for a weekend.

Most people;begin following MFCC for free.

The first step is to join the more than 9,000 people who receive our free fishing reports and updates:

After a period of time, a lot of people then make a decision to hop onboard as a supporting member. The first 30 days of membership is just 1.00 dollar. Ongoing membership automatically renews at $9.99/month, and you can cancel anytime.

In return for their financial support, members get access to everything our website and community has to offer, including:

  • More than 1,000 reports and articles about fishing on Cape Cod
  • More than 600 videos about fishing on Cape Cod
  • Access to our member-only support forum
  • Access to the My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast (airs each week during the season)
  • Full access to all our tutorials, webinars, and courses
  • Special discounts on fishing trips, gear, hotel rooms and other cool stuff
  • Plus more! (we add new things all the time)
My Fishing Cape Cod is funded through the financial support of more than 900 members. None of what you see on, on television or on social media would be possible without membership support.
The page below goes into more detail about myself and the website.  To learn more about membership, please click here.

If you are already a member, then great! I am pumped to have you onboard and I really appreciate your support.

My Story

I started fishing Cape Cod when I was 5 and have been hooked ever since.  I have my Dad to thank for that.  We fished for years out of a 12 foot aluminum skiff powered by a 6hp.  

12 foot cape cod tin boat

We chased stripers, bluefish and even tuna in that thing.

By high school my Dad had upgraded the boat and I was commercial fishing for striped bass every summer.  I made a little money and absolutely fell in love with the lifestyle.  

ryan collins commercial fishing

At age 16 I was spending full moon nights afloat on a dark Cape Cod Bay, alone as my Dad slept in the cabin.  

I experienced so much during those years.  We caught fish, rescued whales and learned that on a boat a 5 gallon bucket is a completely legitimate bathroom.

I then set off to college in Worcester and somehow ended up in Cairns, Australia. Throughout it all I kept coming back to Cape Cod each summer to hang out on the beach, commercial fish and eventually run striped bass fishing charters.  

In 2011 my grandmother Loretta passed away, so my Dad and I did what we felt was right.  We bought a boat and named it the Miss Loretta

cape cod trolling for striped bass

I ran striped bass fishing charters and helped people experience the best fishing of their lives. I met a lot of unforgettable people and caught a lot of big fish.

Not too long ago I made a choice to pursue what I love, and somehow I’ve ended up here, writing to you. 

In this life all things are possible, as long as you never give up.

Tight lines and take care,