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Coming Soon to My Fishing Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

Creating new Cape Cod fishing content has been a daily ritual since I launched My Fishing Cape Cod in 2011.

Maintaining the website, social media channels, podcasts, forums, videos and now our TV show on NBC SportsBOSTON is a lot of work! However it is a labor of love and I enjoy it thoroughly. 

In this post I want to check-in and let you know what I've been working on most recently. I have a lot in store for MFCC members and fans alike, to help us get through the cold winter months which lay ahead.

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Top 5 Recent Catches by My Fishing Cape Codders

Ryan Collins

November fishing for fans and members of My Fishing Cape Cod has produced plenty of schoolie stripers, big brown trout, largemouth bass and plenty other species.

In this post I would like to quickly highlight some of the most impressive recent catches. 

If your photo or catch did not make this list, then have no worries! There were honestly too many good ones to choose from, and I just don't have the time to add them all to this post.

You can access the list of the top 5 catches (in no particular order) below. πŸ‘‡

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November 7th Striper Blitz Caught On Drone

Ryan Collins

November is definitely not a "prime" month for striper fishing on Cape Cod. Most of the bass (especially the big ones) have migrated out of Cape waters by this time of year.

The weather is also a lot more difficult during November, and with less fish around, successfully finding and catching is much more of a challenge.

So far this November I had been skunked, but that all changed yesterday morning at sunrise. As soon as I stepped foot onto the beach I could see hundreds of birds and bass swirling on the surface!

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MFCC Presents: Underwater Tog

Ryan Collins

This past Saturday November 2 my friend Jay Mazzola and I headed out again in search of tautog.

We were coming off this great tog trip from the weekend before, and we were both eager to get back into the blackfish!

However, due to the gale force winds we experienced last week, the water conditions on Saturday were still quite murky and the water clarity was poor.

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Tautog Are Still Biting Well

Ryan Collins

Last Thursday through Saturday we were gifted with perfectly calm conditions and warm sunny skies.

The weather was so good on Friday that I was able to comfortably fish in short sleeves. I may of even gotten a little sunburnt on my nose!

I really cherish good weather days during late October because we all know winter is coming, and fish-able days are now fewer and farther between.

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Juvenile Great Blue Heron Filmed With Drone

Ryan Collins

I love catching fish, but I also love being out in nature and simply observing wildlife.

Here on Cape Cod we are blessed with diverse habitats and an array of different animal species, from great white sharks to piping plovers.

As I create season #3 of My Fishing Cape Cod TV, I am making sure to include as many nature and wildlife scenes as possible. One of my missions with the TV show is to foster an appreciation and respect of nature and wildlife. 

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Nor’ Easter Peanut Bunker Blitz!

Ryan Collins

The wind is howling on Cape and the waves are huge! However, some of the protected coves and bays are producing awesome blitzes with bass on peanut bunker.

This fishing adventure began yesterday morning before sunrise.The trees in my yard were swaying back and forth, and rain was starting to fall, as I drove out of my neighborhood to the beach.

I knew conditions would be pretty miserable, but being outside during inclement weather makes me feel alive. Feeling the sharp sting of an October Nor' Easter on my face is a sure fire way of waking up in the morning!

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Big Striped Bass From Shore | October 5th Fishing Report

Ryan Collins

Last night the wind was blowing 35 knots out of the north and it was cold! Nevertheless, striped bass of up to 36 inches were biting jigs fished off the bottom.

My evening of fishing began with 2 year My Fishing Cape Cod member, Mike Marcus. Mike was kind enough to call me in on a hot bite!

I really appreciate it whenever a member of MFCC gives me intel and information. Thank you Mike and thank you to all the other members who share helpful information in our members-only forum. πŸ‘

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Cape Cod Grey Seal Caught On Drone

Ryan Collins

Recently I have been having a ton of fun observing wildlife from above using my drone. For example, last Friday morning I filmed this school of blitzing stripers.

A few days earlier on September 24th I captured another surprise under a bright bluebird sky and perfectly sunny conditions. 

At first I wasn't sure what I was looking at, but as I lowered the drone for a closer look I realized it was a large adult grey seal cruising calmly and peacefully through weed beds.

You can watch a preview of the video below! πŸ‘‡

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Friday 9/27 Cape Cod Fishing Podcast Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to episode #21 of the 2019 weekly My Fishing Cape Cod podcast. We still have 3 more podcast episodes to come between today and mid-October.

We have our full panel of experts back with you for today's podcast which was recorded just hours ago.

Please click here to download this podcast, or scroll below to learn more about what to expect. πŸ‘‡

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September 27th Striper Blitz Caught On Drone

Ryan Collins

At 8am this morning in this general area of Cape Cod, I was fortunate to encounter and film via drone a big striper blitz along the coastline.

I managed to catch a bundle of bass, but the real treat was observing the striper blitz from above!

To watch a preview of the action, please click play below. Members of My Fishing Cape Cod can watch the full 5 minute video by clicking here.

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Fishing The Beach On Cape Cod During A Nor’ Easter

Ryan Collins

Surfcasting the beach on Cape Cod during a nor' easter can be a challenge, with big waves and often a lot of weed - but it can also produce great fishing.

However, fishing in these difficult conditions can be extremely difficult, and at times pretty dangerous. For example, I don't recommend wading or going any deeper than shin deep water during a storm, due to strong currents and riptides.

Nevertheless great surf fishing can occur during nor' east storms when large schools of baitfish (especially peanut bunker) get swept up in the waves and pinned against the shoreline.

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Tarpaulin Cove Light | Drone Video

Ryan Collins

Yesterday morning while fishing along the Elizabeth Islands I took a moment to capture historic Tarpaulin Cove Light on drone. It was a gorgeous sight!

The light was originally constructed in 1759 and has undergone many changes over the years. Hurricanes have destroyed certain parts and the main tower was replaced in 1891. 

Yesterday my friend Jay Mazzola and were fishing for albies in Tarpaulin Cove and I filmed this drone video at around 8:00am. Please click play below to watch! πŸ‘‡

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Close Encounter With An Ocean Sunfish

Ryan Collins

September is a fantastic month for spotting ocean sunfish (mola molas) here on Cape Cod.

Mola molas are one of the heaviest known bony fishes in the world, weighing as much as 2,000 pounds!

Back on Sunday September 15th I launched my kayak in Cape Cod Bay and paddled about 1/2 mile offshore to where several molas were "sunning themselves" in the abundant sunshine.

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The Albies Are Finally Less Finicky!

Ryan Collins

When the albies first arrived on Cape Cod back in late August, they were extremely finicky and difficult to catch!

However, recently the false albacore in our area have finally started feeding on larger baits, which is making them much easier to fool.

Quite a few of our members in the forum are also reporting hookups with albies, and in this post I will fill you in on what I've been seeing out there.

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