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Trout Fishing Cape Cod With Spoons and Stickbaits

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Note from Ryan: This post was originally published on April 5th, 2019. I figured now would be a good time to re-publish this post, because freshwater is where all the action is at right now until the stripers arrive!

Right now is one of the most exciting times of the year on Cape Cod. Everyone is chomping at the bit for the arrival of striped bass.

We still have a few more weeks until the first schoolie stripers migrate to the Cape, but until then many anglers here on MFCC have been hitting the kettle ponds for trout.

Cape Cod is blessed with hundreds of gorgeous little ponds. Many of these kettle ponds were carved out thousands of years ago by glaciers during the last ice age. The ponds are deep, often have amazingly clear water, and are surrounded by wonderful scenery and nature.

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All 20 Episodes of MFCC TV are Now Available Online

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Today I'm excited to let you know that all 20 episodes of My Fishing Cape Cod TV are now available online at myfishingcapecod.com/tv.

Right now MFCC members have full access to every episode. Just make sure you are logged-in to the site with your username and password.

If you don't have cable TV or just missed the episodes when they aired, then now is your time to tune-in. Each episode of MFCC TV has been an adventure, so I hope you enjoy the ride!

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June 30th Surfcasting Trip Winners

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Today I wanted to announce the winners of the June 30th Cape Cod surfcasting trip.

As part of the promotion, I randomly selected a brand new member who signed up between March 21st and April 1st.

I also randomly selected a current member of My Fishing Cape Cod. I'm already very excited about this trip, so without further ado the winners are...

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Angler Education: Striped Bass Investigating Frozen Bait

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In this segment, we take a look at how striped bass sometimes react to frozen bait. 

The type of bait used in this video is 4 week old frozen mackerel. The bait was definitely not fresh by any means.

Striped bass will eat frozen bait, but you are much better off using fresh stuff. You'll see in this video how stripers often investigate and even smell the bait before biting.

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Amazing Underwater Footage of Striped Bass Chasing an Eel

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In this video, we go underwater for a unique view of a school of Cape Cod striped bass as they chase a live eel in shallow water.

I filmed this footage during the 2019 season, and it will air during this weekend's episode of My Fishing Cape Cod TV.

Striped bass love eating eels, however as you'll see in this video, sometimes dozens of stripers will follow the eel without biting!

Please click play below to watch. πŸ‘‡

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June 30th Cape Cod Surfcasting Trip: Signup Before April 1st For Your Chance to Win!

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Today I'd like to give two lucky anglers a chance to win a 2020 Cape Cod surfcasting trip with me.

This trip will happen on June 30th, from about 5pm-midnight. Together we'll travel to one of my favorite beaches on Cape Cod, hike out into the dunes, and hopefully catch some fish!

To be eligible to win, all you have to do is start a membership before April 1st. When you start your membership your name will be automatically included for a chance to win.

If you are already a member of My Fishing Cape Cod, then please click here to learn how to get your name entered. I will randomly select 2 winners on April 1st and contact you via email if you win.

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Angler Education: Pristine Striped Bass Habitats

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In this segment, we visit one of the Cape & Islands pristine coastline habitats. This clip originally aired during the March 14th episode of My Fishing Cape Cod TV.

Throughout Cape Cod and the Islands, there are places where nature is allowed to do her thing.

Pristine habitats like the one in this video are a sanctuary for striped bass and many other species. Places where the marine vegetation is allowed to grow freely, become hot spots for life.

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Angler Education: Pogie Schools in Cape Cod Bay

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In this segment, we chase down a school of adult pogies (also called bunker or menhaden). This footage was filmed in Cape Cod Bay during August of 2019, and originally aired during My Fishing Cape Cod TV.

Pogie schools can contain tens of thousands of individual fish. Here on Cape Cod, pogies are an important prey item for bluefin tuna, striped bass, bluefish, fluke, dolphins and many other species. 

Pogies are filter-feeders. They swim with their mouths open, filtering small organisms from the water. In one sense they are like a big vacuum cleaner for the ocean, and despite containing thousands of individuals, the pogie school moves through the water as if it's one single organism.

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Inshore Boat Fishing Meetup | March 21st at Fishermen’s View

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Join dozens of anglers from My Fishing Cape Cod for the March 21 Inshore Boat Fishing Meetup, at the Fishermen's View Restaurant in Sandwich, right on the banks of the Cape Cod Canal.

The theme for this meetup is inshore boat fishing, with an emphasis on striped bass and bluefish in Cape Cod Bay. 

People who are interested in learning about fishing the Cape from boats are encouraged to attend. This will be a great opportunity to meet and network with other anglers from MFCC, while getting your questions answered by knowledgeable anglers and charter captains.

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Recap of the 2020 My Fishing Cape Cod Breakfast

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Ryan Collins

Yesterday morning more than 100 people from My Fishing Cape Cod met up at the Brookside Club in Bourne for our 2020 MFCC Breakfast.

The crowd consisted men, women and kids. Some of the people in attendance have been fishing on Cape Cod for many years, while other people were just starting out.

The vibe was really positive and the energy was flowing. Everyone seemed excited about the 2020 season! I had an amazing time talking with so many of you, and I can't thank you enough for making this event a success! 

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Bluefin Tuna Meetup | March 7th at Fishermen’s View

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Join dozens of anglers from My Fishing Cape Cod for the March 7 Tuna Meetup, at the Fishermen's View Restaurant in Sandwich, right on the banks of the Cape Cod Canal.

The theme for this meetup is Bluefin Tuna Fishing. People who are interested in learning about fishing for tuna are encouraged to attend. This will also be a great opportunity to network with other tuna anglers from MFCC.

Our special guest for this meetup is captain Cullen Lundholm of Cape Star Charters. Cullen is a full-time charter captain who focuses a great deal of his season on putting clients on both school and giant bluefin.

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Cape Cod’s Great White Sharks | My Fishing Cape Cod TV

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A brand new episode of My Fishing Cape Cod TV presented by the Goose Hummock Shops will air this Saturday at 9:30am on NBC Sports Boston, with a replay Sunday at 9am. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € β €
In this episode, my friends and I go searching for Great White sharks off Monomoy and along the back beaches of Cape Cod with captain Cullen from Cape Star Charters.

In just a few hours we manage to spot a half dozen big Great Whites! You can watch a quick preview of the episode below. πŸ‘‡

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Saturday Feb. 22 Breakfast Update

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I'm looking forward to hopefully seeing you at the Saturday February 22nd My Fishing Cape Cod Breakfast!

This year's breakfast is shaping up to be a great event, and we already have 70 people registered to attend.

If you know anyone who you think might be interested in joining us, then please forward them this online registration link.

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Angler Education: Bass On The Flats

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If you caught this past weekend's episode of My Fishing Cape Cod TV, then you may of noticed a new segment called "Angler Education."

These 1-2 minute segments will air during commercial breaks of the TV show, and will highlight drone and underwater footage of Cape Cod's fish and wildlife.

This past weekend's segment included one of my most memorable drone flights of 2019, when I was able to film stripers in the 25-40 inch class as they calmly swam over a shallow water sandbar.

Today I'd like to give members of MFCC the opportunity to watch a slightly longer version of this clip. If you are a member of My Fishing Cape Cod, then click play below to watch now!

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