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Recent My Fishing Cape Cod Derby & Giveaway Winners

Ryan Collins

Over the past week we've had two new winners from the derby, as well as a recent giveaway. 

Both of these guys will go home with new lures to try out this fall, plus one of them will also go home with a canal plug bag, jigs and more!

We are having a blast here on My Fishing Cape Cod running these giveaways and contests, and it makes me happy to send out free gear and prizes to our fans and members. 

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4hr Battle with Cape Cod Bluefin Tuna on Spinning Rod Ends in Heartbreak

Ryan Collins

This past Sunday I found myself miles offshore, surrounded by bluefin tuna, as I fished with captain Cullen Lundholm of Cape Star Charters and two year MFCC member Aaron Permlutter.

We had numerous shots at big fish throughout the morning, but the tunas were being finicky, and were not easily fooled. In addition, dense fog was at times making it difficult to find and stay on the fish. 

Yet whenever the fog cleared, we saw tunas crashing and jumping out of the water. Seeing fish of this size busting on the surface as they chased bait at max speed really got the adrenaline pumping!

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JoeBaggs Swarter Giveaway!

Ryan Collins

All throughout this season we have been hosting giveaways here on My Fishing Cape Cod, and today I am pumped to share with you this new giveaway for a set of JoeBaggs Swarter swimming plugs!

If you are looking for a simple way to catch striped bass from the beach, then these Swarters are for you.

Please read on to learn how you can enter this giveaway, and to also learn more about Swarters and how I recommend fishing with them.

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Brown Shark Fishing On Cape Cod From Boats

Ryan Collins

On the evening of Wednesday September 5th I met up with My Fishing Cape Cod members John Malloy and Shane Uriot, to do some shark fishing from my boat the Miss Loretta.

It was a picturesque late summer Cape Cod evening, with a refreshing southwest wind and beautiful sunset. I had a melancholic feeling in my gut, as I began to realize that fall (and stormier weather) is right around the corner.

By 6:00pm I had launched the boat, and the guys had all the sharking gear in order and ready to go. I put the engine in gear and began heading south through one of Cape Cod's most scenic and tranquil bays, en route to the brown shark grounds.

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And The Winners Are…

Ryan Collins

Over the past couple of weeks we have been running two separate giveaways here on My Fishing Cape Cod. The winners of these giveaways have now been randomly selected.

The first giveaway was for a “Fall Run” Cape Cod surfcasting trip with me. There are two winners of this trip.

The second giveaway was for the Portarod fishing rod storage system. There is one winner of the Portarod. Please scroll below to see who won.

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My First Giant Bluefin Tuna Of 2018

Ryan Collins

The morning of August 25th began with a trip in search of live bluefish for bait. Catching live bait is arguably the most important step of the giant bluefin tuna fishing experience, and I hoped I would find bluefish quickly and easily.

Unfortunately striped bass were getting in the way. In addition, there were bonito wreaking havoc on peanut bunker. Finally however, a school of 1-2 pound bluefish moved in, and I was able to catch three of them using a Rebel Jumping Minnow.

If you are member of My Fishing Cape Cod, then you can view the area where I found the bluefish (as well as the stripers and bonito) by viewing this map. You can also read this forum thread which has hourly updates for where the bluefish have been feeding in the early morning.

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Last Chance To Win A “Fall Run” Cape Cod Surfcasting Trip

Ryan Collins

This season I've had the fantastic opportunity of fishing with many members here on My Fishing Cape Cod. 

Whether it be surfcasting the beach, fishing on my boat or heading out on their boat, these trips with members have been a great learning experience and a lot of fun. 

For the last month I have been running a special promotion here on MFCC for a chance to win a "fall run" Cape Cod surfcasting trip with me and one or two other members from My Fishing Cape Cod. 

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New Giveaway! Portarod: The Ultimate Fishing Rod Holder

Ryan Collins

All throughout this season we have been hosting giveaways here on My Fishing Cape Cod, and today I am pumped to share with you this new giveaway for a Portarod system!

If you are looking for a simple and quick (yet safe and reliable) way to stow your fishing rods when traveling to and from your fishing destinations, then the Portarod system is for you.

Please read on to learn how you can enter this giveaway, and to also learn more about the Portarod system and how it can help make your fishing trips easier and safer for your equipment.

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“Revive and Release” – 6 Tips for Releasing Stripers

Ryan Collins

Striped bass are tough creatures, but the strain put on a fish while being caught is intense.

Imagine you just ran a marathon, and then suddenly someone covered your mouth and you couldn't breathe. That might be what it's like for a striper.

That's why I feel it's really important to do everything in our power to catch and release stripers in the least harmful way possible - especially if fishing at the Cape Cod Canal.

By following the six tips outlined below, you will help ensure that the striper you just caught swims away alive and healthy.

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Everything You Need To Catch Tuna Off Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

Earlier this year myself and a group of 40 members from My Fishing Cape Cod got together at the Fishermen's View Restaurant for an in-person meetup about tuna fishing off Cape Cod.

In attendance were Chris Nashville from the Goose Hummock Shops and Cullen Lundholm from Cape Star Charters. Both of these guys have a lot of tuna fishing experience.

The goal of the meetup was to provide a forum where members of MFCC could ask Chris and Cullen detailed questions about the best baits, areas, equipment and techniques for catching tuna off the Cape.

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