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About My Fishing Cape Cod

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Welcome to My Fishing Cape Cod! My name is Ryan Collins, and I'm happy you are here. On this page I'd like to share with you some important information about the website and our community.

First and foremost, the mission of My Fishing Cape Cod is to help you catch more fish and have more fun, and to help you make the most of your time spent fishing on Cape.

We do this by providing consistent and updated Cape Cod fishing reports, information and advice, in a friendly and respectful manner. 

Here on My Fishing Cape Cod you can learn about all sorts of different types of fishing.

Topics covered include:

  • Striped bass fishing
  • Tuna and offshore fishing
  • Fishing for tautog, bluefish, black sea bass and more
  • Information about areas to fish on Cape Cod
  • Fishing the Cape Cod Canal
  • Freshwater fishing
  • And much more...

As you become familiar with the website you will quickly realize that one of the most beneficial aspects of this site is the community we've built, which consists of thousands of anglers from diverse backgrounds and age groups.

My Fishing Cape Cod (commonly referred to as "MFCC") is comprised of people who love fishing the Cape. Many of us live on Cape year-round, others are seasonal residents, while some visit just on vacation.

The one thing we all have in common is a passion for fishing, and a love of Cape Cod's wildlife, beaches, ponds and of course the ocean.

Here's what people have been recently saying about MFCC...


I owe a ton to Ryan and the My Fishing Cape Cod community!

Without My Fishing Cape Cod (and my best bud coercing me into switching over to salt water fishing) I probably wouldn’t have moved to south Plymouth to get closer to the fishing grounds I’ve become obsessed with over the last 4 years or so. I owe a ton to Ryan and the My Fishing Cape Cod community & it’s evident that plenty of other MFCC members feel the same way. #tightlines #capecodforlife

Nicholas Caparell - Member since 2017

The MFCC family enabled me to fine tune my efforts to the point that I actually thought I knew what I was doing. 

This blog has continued to evolve throughout the years and continues to provide guidance, information and knowledge to the newest among us, as well as to the more mature and seasoned veterans. Of note is the fact that it has always been a place of sharing without judgement. Some of us older guys may not be as active in our posts as we used to be, but there never seems to be a lack of individuals ready to step in and offer their guidance and knowledge to those seeking to learn. It really is a unique environment for all.

Joe Strumski - Member since 2012

Your site has been a huge factor in helping me.

First of all, thank you for all the work you do and information you provide-it has helped me more than you know. I've grown up my whole life fishing the North Shore, mainly the Merrimack River and Plum Island beaches/estuaries.

Riley McLaughlin - Member since June 2016

You guys are awesome!

Thanks to tips from Ryan I was able to catch my first striped bass this past summer. Suffice it to say that I'm hooked on surfcasting. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Joe Kovacs - Member since 2015

The monthly membership fee is a small price to pay for the amount of information you can access and the amount of information that is shared throughout the network by the members.

Ryan has always been quick to respond to emails and has always been extremely supportive of all efforts to promote fishing both on and off Cape Cod. He has been equally supportive of efforts to improve the lives of those less fortunate here on Cape Cod. The annual breakfast meeting is always a must-attend event not only for the good food, but for the opportunity to meet others with similar interests and concerns. It is all informative as well as entertaining. Thanks Ryan for starting MFCC and doing a great job keeping it up and running with informative speakers, interesting articles, fabulous pictures and always being eager and willing to lend an ear and offer advice and support.

Richard Banks - Member since 2013

The folks on this site are genuine, respectful and sincere.

Ryan you do a great job with MFCC and it’s obvious that it comes from the passion and caring that comes from within. With all that is wrong in this world it gives you hope and makes you proud. Thanks again for all you do.

David Ditata - Member since 2014

The openness and information available for fishermen is unreal.

MFCC has such a unique fishing forum. I really enjoy reading everything at the end of the day - such great info and very entertaining. I look to the expertise of "the MFCC crowd” for advice. Thank you Ryan for creating something we all wanted.

Patrick Vardaro - Member since February 2018

This site is outrageous!

Ryan, this site is outrageous! I could spend a month just watching the videos and reading the stories about the canal. I was expecting just a fishing report about various locations on the Cape that would give me a heads up in regards to spots to fish, methods and equipment to use-but I can see that MFCC is much more. I am really impressed with your site and will recommend it to others.

John Liss - Plum Island Surfcasters

It is a breath of fresh air to open the MFCC membership forum / blogs / etc. at any point in time of the day & immediately begin feeling a sense of positivity and unity.

If I didn't come across MFCC in my internet search to gain more knowledge into the local saltwater striped bass game, it is easy to say that there is for sure a chance that I wouldn't have grasped the sport as quickly as I would have liked and in turn, I may not have become obsessed with it to where it shaped my future. I could have easy reverted right back to my freshwater fishing circle where I was comfortable but MFCC for sure got me much more up to speed in a timely manner and very excited for all the potential possibilities I could encounter in the Salt.

Fast forward to February 2018 and my girlfriend & I moved to south Plymouth, MA (we love it here), I bought my first boat in April 2019 and to present day I am still as excited to be down here & part of the MFCC community every single day. I am a perfect example like the countless other MFCC members that most likely came to MFCC looking for serious saltwater fishing direction and support, that ultimately propelled them to a level of saltwater fishing that gives them confidence in their abilities & knowledge. With that being said, as I continue to be an active member on MFCC, I routinely learn new things reading the forum that is filled with various experience levels/tactics/equipment mentions/all of the above.

This community is filled with people that genuinely love to fish, that want to preserve the fishery & to simply enjoy the great outdoors. And given the state of affairs we continue to see in our Nation to date, it is a breath of fresh air to open the MFCC membership forum / blogs / etc. at any point in time of the day & immediately begin feeling a sense of positivity and unity.

Nicholas Caparell - Member since 2017

The best investment I have ever made was to join My Fishing Cape Cod, and take a guided surfcasting tour with Ryan.

As a novice saltwater fisherman, I've had limited success from shore. The best investment I have ever made was to join My Fishing Cape Cod, and take a guided surfcasting tour with Ryan. It was my best day of fishing I've ever had in fresh or saltwater.

Nate Curran - Member since October 2017

My Fishing Cape Cod has given me the "salt life" that I've yearned for!

Some of the greatest friendships and connections in my life right now are because of My Fishing Cape Cod. All of us have formed incredible life memories and we talk daily- we've all become super close.

I have great pride for MFCC and really respect it. Its brought so many beneficial aspects to my life. It's helped make me the angler I've been striving to be, and honestly given me the "salt life" that I've yearned for!

Matt Linsky - Member since 2015

I look forward to long time membership!

I just wrapped up an incredible Cape Cod vacation and wanted to thank you for the terrific info/instructions you provide. I met friendly and helpful people during my canal trips, and was amazed at the valuable information forum members provided. I look forward to long time membership!

Paul Davey & Family - Member since January 2019

I OWE IT ALL TO My Fishing Cape Cod

Caught a 39 incher at the Sandwhich bulkhead, Thursday 6AM, on a Sebile swimmer in mac color. Biggest I have ever caught and I owe it all to MFCC.

Mark Sullivan - Member since 2014

You'll improve your fishing skills and knowledge of Cape Cod.

Ryan has forgotten more about fishing than many of us will ever know. He’s a student and always learning - and sharing information. His knowledge of Cape Cod - from the surf to the bays to the ocean - plus his knowledge of the species, means he’ll be able to get you on fish. You’ll come away with some great memories - but also improve your fishing skills and knowledge of Cape Cod.

Bob Flaherty - Member since April of 2018

You've helped my son build up his confidence as a fisherman.

Ryan - you've helped my son build up his confidence as a fisherman. I am not sure you really know what type of impression you have made on him. THANK YOU!

Kristin Walton

I’m finding MFCC to be an excellent resource between the forums, blogs and videos.

I first discovered MFCC through your television program last year. My dad was excited to share an episode with me since it dealt with our region and the type of fish we liked to target. From that time on we made it a point to watch whenever a new episode would air. A few months back I decided to become a member of MFCC to learn more. Thanks for putting the work in to make content and facilitate this site.

Dave Lavallee - Member since February 2019

Try the $1 month membership and test it out for yourself. I did, and fishing has never been better.

I joined MFCC because I wanted to get back into ocean fishing and surfcasting. After doing the trial one month membership and viewing the information and videos on the MFCC webpage, I knew this site was very different. Ryan gives all the members the ability to actively enjoy the membership by learning on their own, but also by going on fishing trips to meet other members and learn from Ryan and the other professional captains that work with him. Ryan has given me the opportunity to get the most out of my fishing experiences. If you enjoy fishing and want to become part of the MFCC community, try out the $1 month membership and test it out for yourself. I did and fishing has never been better.

Mike Marcus - Member since 2017

Do yourself a favor and get onboard with My Fishing Cape Cod today!

My son and I have had amazing fishing adventures with My Fishing Cape Cod; catching (and bringing home fresh) Striped Bass, Blues, Mackerel, Black Sea Bass and more.

Tom Howie - Member since 2017

MFCC is my great escape!

I work as a detective, and with all the horrible encounters that I manage daily, it is so nice to unwind while reading the MFCC site. Keep up the good work!

Cheyenne - Member since 2018

I've gone from struggling, to catching 100's of stripers per year.

Thank you to Ryan, and all the members of My Fishing Cape Cod. I have only been a member for a couple of years, but I have learned so much from listening to the podcasts, reading the insightful posts, lure suggestions, and all-around great information.

Chris Goguen - Member since 2015

I can't say enough about My Fishing Cape Cod.

Between my group fishing trip last summer with captain Cullen, and my most recent surfcasting trip with Ryan, I've had some amazing experiences with MFCC. The trips, community and website have been a ton of fun.

Steve Davis - Member since 2016

Thank you for your generous donations throughout 2019 totaling $600.00!

We are thrilled that you see the value in helping struggling parents raise thriving babies. We greatly appreciate you joining our mission to make that happen by supporting A Baby Center! By assisting over 1,500 children from low income households on Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard last year and donating over 250,000 free diapers to keep babies healthy and well, it is clear that the need is great in our local community. Because of kind donations such as yours, each visit our clients not only receive critical health and wellness items such as supplemental diapers, wipes and formula, but are also invited to select from our donated inventory of gently used clothing, equipment and other baby care items. Thank you for caring enough to make a difference in the future of the babies we serve!

Robin Hayward - Director - A Baby Center, Cape Cod

One Of My Most Memorable Fishing Experiences Ever

Thank you for helping me put together a plan for the handful of days I was on Cape Cod. On my first night I hiked from Inman Beach to Swan River with great luck landing blues and stripers, using techniques mentioned throughout the website.

Daniel J. McCaffrey - Member since 2016

I had a fabulous time going out with captain Cullen!

The fishing was awesome, the people fun to be with, and the BSB dinner that night was delicious. We have more fillets in the freezer for a few more yummy dinners. Thank you for setting up these terrific charters!

Gretchen Stiers - Member since 2018

Thank you for doing what you love

"Thank you for doing what you love so well, and for sharing it with all of of us who follow, learn from, and admire you."

David Kaplan - Member since 2018

MFCC is worth every penny.

Thanks for continuing to upgrade My Fishing Cape Cod and reinvesting in the Members. The monthly dues are worth every penny.

Jay Walpole - Cape Cod Salties/MFCC member since 2015

You made my summer!

I owe my success to Ryan and others who have advised me through MFCC. Until this season I had never surf fished in June and this was my "bucket list" trip. I cannot thank you all enough.

David Stetson - Member since 2014

Today my son and I landed 2 schoolies where you told us to go.

Hi Ryan,

Back in February my son and I came the breakfast that you hosted. I told you that we had not had much success catching stripers, and you gave us some suggestions. Today my son and I landed 2 schoolies where you told us to go.

Thank you for your help and insight!

Dave Peling - Member since 2019

I caught 34 stripers!

Just got back from 2 days fishing up in Falmouth. This was my first time ever striper fishing, and I just wanted to thank you for all the info you post because it totally made the difference. I had a blast, and in 2 days I caught 34 stripers. Thank you again for all the pointers!

Mark Proch

I love this site!

I love this site! Where else can you post a question, get a response, and yield success in a 2 hour window? Thanks for helping me catch my first striper on my fly rod!

Steve Kwietniak - Member since January 2015

My Fishing Cape Cod landed me my dream job!

A captain posted a first mate listing this spring on MFCC. Now I’m working as a mate on his boat. It’s incredible. Thanks for having such a great community!

Russ Glinos - Member since February 2021

We got an incredible amount of intel about where to fish, where to park and where to eat.

I’ve been a member of My Fishing Cape Cod for the last four years. This year, I decided to switch things up a bit and plan a June kayak fishing trip to the Brewster flats. I reached out to the MFCC community and the response was overwhelming. We got an incredible amount of intel about where to fish, where to park and where to eat. One of the members invited us to join him for an outing fishing the incoming tide on the flats. We had a blast! I just wanted to let everyone know what a valuable and generous resource we found MFCC to be. Keep up the great work!

John Lapenta - Member since 2014

I want to thank everyone in the forum for their advice. It was SO helpful. I have been having a blast kayak fishing this season!

John Lapenta - Member since 2014

I've caught 4 stripers over 40 inches.

Thanks to the help of your site I have gone from trying to catch my first keeper, to having caught four fish over 40 inches, all in less than a year at the canal.

Jame Stewart - Member since January 2017

Ryan answered all of my questions and heightened my passion for fishing

Being relatively inexperienced at fishing, spending time with Ryan and tapping into his vast knowledge has been wonderful. Ryan answered all of my questions and heightened my passion for fishing, without treating me like an amateur.

Jeanne Smallcomb - Member since July 2017

MFCC got me out of the doldrums.

When I was out of work 2 years ago with hip surgery, I found your site and it gave me the "go" I needed to get out and do it again. Now my wife of 41 years can't keep me out of the woods or on the water. Thank you.

Andy Mulhall - Member since 2019

I’ve been following MFCC since 2016

I want to take a moment and thank you. I’ve been following MFCC since 2016, and all the fish we caught during my recent trip to Monomoy, were caught using techniques I’ve learned from your site. Thanks so much for being part of my learning experience.

Daniel Mccaffrey - My Fishing Cape Codder since 2016

It's a big one Dad!

Just wanted to say thanks to Ryan and My Fishing Cape Cod. My family and I spent the weekend at Smugglers Beach and all the advice and tips that Ryan provided were very helpful in catching stripers. My son was most impressed when I pulled that first striper from the ocean. It was especially nice meeting some of the local anglers, and just talking about fishing like I had known them forever. Then to top it all off we stopped at the Canal on the way home. On my second cast I hooked up with a nice one, as my son was jumping and yelling "It's a big one Dad" - Great times!

Donald Hayes - Member since January 2017

I finally caught my first fish on the Cape!

Ryan, after years trying to surf fish (and using everything you suggested) I finally caught my first fish on the Cape!

Linda Flowers - New Cape Cod Angler

I have learned practically everything I know about Striper fishing from your blog, and from other members on the site.

Ryan, I just wanted to reiterate how much I value the site you have created. I also value the ability to share my own success and failures with others throughout the season. My wife makes fun of me because I don’t do social media….except when it comes to MFCC when she frequently says… “are you on the fishing site again?!?”

Michael Tarnoff - Tufts University School of Medicine/MFCC Member since 2015

Awesome place - I wish I found it earlier.

I guess I didn’t expect this place to be that fantastic, with real anglers and enthusiasts, with so much content and activity (sharing and discussions. etc). Awesome place - I wish I found it earlier.

Marius Limbus - Member since 2020

This is such a wonderful community!

I will start by saying this is such a wonderful community, and I have already learned so much from many of you-thank you all for that!

I wanted to take the time to shout out Capt. Steve Leary, an MFCC member. A few buddies and I were headed to the Cape this week to relax and do some fishing. One friend of ours suffered a spinal injury and is in a wheelchair.

This posed a few concerns for getting out on the water, but Capt. Steve and Capt. John of the Lucky Lady II couldn’t have made it a better experience. We reached out to Capt. Steve in advance, and he was quick to find us a boat that would accommodate us. Within hours of speaking with Capt. Steve we had a charter booked and were in great hands.

We had a great day on the water with Capt. John and his mate Blake. Caught lots of big blue fish, and schoolies. We also had the pleasure of meeting Capt. Steve before we headed out, thanks again Capt. Steve you’re the man! And thank you Ryan, and the MFCC community for all the resources and great people available to us all!

John Patrick - Member since June 2019

My Fishing Cape Cod is a fisherman's dream.

Having fished my entire life, I have been looking for a place to learn, share, and grow with other people who share this passion. Whether I am checking the forum/blog from work in my morning routine or listening to the weekly podcast, the amount of information on a daily basis is truly special. The community Ryan built has been a pleasure to be a part of in my first few months as a member!

John Steele - MFCC member since May of 2018

Thanks from a Canal newbie

Thanks to everyone on this site who help out Canal newbies like me. I had never fished the Canal until this week, and with the info on this site, the forums, and the members, I didn't feel lost or intimidated by the "Big Ditch."

Robert Cavicchio - Member since 2015

Our trip to Cuttyhunk was a great time.

What impresses me most about MFCC is the quality people that you meet on the site. All posts in the forum are friendly, helpful, and show a desire to connect with nature and others through fishing.

Dex Chadsey - Member since 2013

The members in the forum are great!

Last week I posted about some extra fishing gear I was hoping to sell, and so far I've already sold 2 rods and 3 reels. The members in the forum are great!

Jeff Coates - Member since 2014

I never miss a posting!

I went from never catching a striper to catching them in my own neighborhood with the guidance from Ryan and this site. The reports read like good journalism-especially with the photos & videos.

Jane Simpson - Member since 2012

i just can't say enough good things

I'd been following MFCC via email and Facebook for several months, before deciding to join. I think the MFCC site is AWESOME! Now that I'm a member, I'm sure I will enjoy the increased content that much more.

Jonas Moscartolo - Member since 2016

Thanks for helping me catch tuna!

I joined My Fishing Cape Cod when I first moved to the Cape. Over the next three seasons I caught my first bluefin, followed by 9 more tunas from 60 to 85 inches. I owe a big thank you to MFCC, captain Cullen of Cape Star Charters, and the many others who helped me get started.

Captain Bob Hovey - Owner, Troll Naked Apparel

I'm happy to be a member! 

Thanks to My Fishing Cape Cod, I have met a bunch of really great fishermen. I never would have met these people without being part of MFCC. Thank you Ryan for running this gig. I'm sure it's more work than any of us realize, but it's such a great thing you do for the community.

Gary Routenberg - Member since 2016

My approach and game plan has greatly improved, especially at the canal.

Thank you Ryan for the information you provide on My Fishing Cape Cod. Your website and team has allowed me to accumulate years of knowledge in a short time, and has brought more enjoyment to my fishing at the canal and surf. Catching fish is a bonus, but knowing I am well positioned for the fish of a lifetime is exciting and makes my time on the water more enjoyable.

My wife and I look forward to retiring on the Cape in a few years and I look forward to my toughest decisions being to fish, golf, or join my wife at the beach. Thank you for all you do and please keep the same approach you have now, no matter how big My Fishing Cape Cod may get. Your approach and sincerity in what you do serves you well in my opinion.

Ed Barron - Member since July 2016

Thanks for striving to give members a high quality experience!

Since joining MFCC I’ve been inundated by the wealth of knowledge and generosity of the members who share the same passion as me. Being a teenager with a small fishing network, MFCC has been a dream come true as fellow members have given me the opportunity to not only grow in the sport, but to also give back to the sport.

Nick Beltramini - Member since May 2019

The amount of information Ryan's made available to members is unbelievable!

Paul Morgan - Joined MFCC in 2012

I’ve learned a lot from the MFCC site over the past few years.

Having the opportunity to spend several hours on the boat with Ryan was another excellent learning (and catching) experience. Ryan is an excellent teacher and he does it in such a way where you don’t feel silly for not already knowing how to do something – whether it is applying a certain technique, or simply forgetting to use your thumb to guide line back on to the reel properly. I learned 2-3 new techniques and now have a lot more confidence in my ability to find and catch fish.

Drew Hamilton - Member since 2013

Most people begin following My Fishing Cape Cod for free, whether it be here on the website, or via our YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or television show on NBC Sports Boston. 

The first step to making the most of My Fishing Cape Cod is to join the more than 13,000 people who receive our free fishing reports and updates, which are sent out weekly via email.

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Once you start exploring the website, you'll probably notice that there are very few advertisements on MFCC. That's because My Fishing Cape Cod is funded through the financial support of more than 1,500 supporting members

None of what you see on the website, on television or on social media would be possible without membership support.

After a period of time, a lot of people then make a decision to hop onboard as a supporting member. Your 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, MFCC members get access to everything our website and community has to offer, including:

  • Our members' only forum, which features hourly reports and updates shared by our members.
  • Thousands of helpful articles and videos about fishing Cape Cod and beyond.
  • Tutorials, podcasts, courses, webinar recordings, and other premium content.
  • Unlimited access to TV show episodes.
  • Special giveaways, events, group fishing trips and much more.

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 around 5 years old, and I have been hooked ever since! I have my Dad to thank for that.  We fished for years out of a 12 foot aluminum boat powered by a 6 hp engine.  

12 foot cape cod tin boat

We chased stripers, bluefish and even tuna in that little boat. In addition I would often surfcast the beach before and after school, and I worked at a small bait shop during the summer.

I experienced so much during those years.  We caught fish, rescued whales, and had countless other memorable father-son fishing experiences.

I then set off to college, did some traveling abroad, and eventually fell in love with a wonderful woman named Lauren. Throughout it all my interest kept coming back to Cape Cod and fishing. 

My early twenties began with a search to find a job that I actually enjoyed. During the summers I sold fish, took people out on fishing charters, and mowed lawns. During the winter I tried selling insurance and computer software, and even worked for a moving company. 

waterfall lauren and I

One day I was given a book called Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow. That’s when I realized that in this life all things are possible, as long as you never give up. 

In 2011 I started the website in an effort to help promote my fishing charters. Soon after launching I realized the website could become much more than just a tool for gaining charter business. People started reading my articles and watching my videos-I was thrilled!

That year on Christmas Day I asked people to support what I was doing by joining MFCC as a member. I offered a one dollar 30 day trial with ongoing membership costing $9.99/month.

I told people they could cancel anytime and plenty of people did! However, enough people remained onboard to financially support everything I was doing, and the website has been steadily growing ever since.

Fast forward to 2021 and I can confidently say that I am living the dream I first thought up over one decade ago. My Fishing Cape Cod is today a community of more than 1,500 members, with an additional 60,000 more people following along for free on social media and on other platforms.

Thank you to everyone who has helped to make my dream come true, and please LMK if I can do anything to help you in 2021.

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