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Humpback Whales at the Regal Sword East of Chatham

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All this week I have been busy editing a giant tuna fishing episode for season #4 of My Fishing Cape Cod TV, which will air during the winter of 2021.

Today I wanted to share a sneak peek of humpback whales for My Fishing Cape Cod members to check out.

Locating "the life" is typically pretty important when tuna fishing east of Chatham. Usually you want to find the whales before putting your lines out. Often times the whales and tuna are feeding in the same spot.

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The Difference Between Striper & Albie Feeds

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I filmed this video on September 14th in the evening. It was during the incoming tide in a cove in Buzzard's Bay.

You can tell by the water that this is more of a cove-type area, as opposed to say Monomoy where the water is crystal clear.

There's a few things going on in this video that I figured I would point out. The first is that we have stripers and albies feeding together, which is quite interesting. 

It's very difficult to tell what is what, but about midway through the video you'll see an arrow on the screen, which will direct you to a spot where an albie comes slashing through the water.

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Spin Fishing for Tuna (Full Episode)

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Over the past week I have seen photos and heard reports about school-size bluefin tuna being caught off Cape Cod.

During late summer and fall it's not uncommon at all to encounter young bluefin tuna in the 45-70 inch size class. 

I would never recommend using spinning tackle to catch a giant bluefin tuna. Giant tunas are just too big and too powerful. However, young school-size tunas can be a blast to catch on the spin.

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Surfcasting Cape Cod’s Fall Run | with Calvin Toran-Sandlin

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Welcome to another edition of the My Fishing Cape Cod podcast!

This episode will be a great listen for anyone hoping to catch fish from the beach this fall on Cape Cod. We'll cover all sorts of surfcasting topics for finding and catching big stripers in the suds.

Today we interview Calvin Toran-SandlinCalvin is a passionate surfcaster who grew up in the town of Falmouth here on Cape Cod. 

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Cape Cod’s Deep-Water Peanut Bunker Blitzes

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Usually starting sometime in early or mid-August, peanut bunker arrive along the Cape Cod and Massachusetts coastlines.

The peanut bunker schools will remain plentiful in the region throughout September, and often well into October and November.

Last week I shared this report about shallow-water peanut bunker blitzes. In today's report, I would like to share with you information and video about peanut bunker blitzes out deep.

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Enter The Labor Day Giveaway!

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Last week I ran a giveaway on the MFCC Instagram page which generated a lot of buzz! Today I wanted to keep the momentum going by launching a new giveaway here on the website.

The following prize package is valued at over $300 and features some awesome items, including a Strategic Angler lure with "My Fishing Cape Cod" inscribed on its back.

Congrats to our winner Chris Lantz ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Thank you to everyone who entered! Please stay tuned for more fun giveaways coming soon.

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Friday September 4th Cape Cod Fishing Report

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Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to our first podcast episode of September 2020. Believe it or not, Labor Day Weekend is upon us-where did the summer go?

Today we chat with our usual panel of guests, including Ryan Collins of MFCC, Phil Howarth of the Goose Hummock, and Bruno Demir of Cape & Islands Mitsubishi.

In this podcast you'll learn all about the "monster-size" albies which have arrived on Cape. We'll also fill you in on the beach fishing, tuna fishing and much, much more.

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Cape Cod’s Shallow-Water Peanut Bunker Blitzes

There is nothing more exciting than a shoreline blitz! In this post you'll see brand new images and video of stripers on the hunt in shallow water.

I filmed the following clips on August 29th and August 30th. On these days peanut bunker were being trapped in shallow by stripers.

In this first video from 8/29, a school of stripers is cruising in less than 3 feet of water, virtually right up against the shoreline. These fish were swimming quickly towards a school of peanut bunker.

Click play below to check it out! ๐Ÿ‘‡

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Upcoming MFCC Group Fishing Trips

my fishing cape cod group fishing trip for tuna with cape star charters
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My Fishing Cape Cod group fishing trips are an affordable way to experience some of the best fishing Cape Cod has to offer.

And this September I'm happy to provide a group trip for giant tuna with captain Cullen from Cape Star Charters, as well as a striper trip with MFCC member Steve Leary of Wingman Sportfishing.

You can learn more about each trip, and reserve your spot onboard by scrolling below. ๐Ÿ‘‡

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False Albie Fishing on Cape Cod | Full Episode

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False albacore have arrived in Cape waters, and today I wanted to share the first TV episode we ever created about fishing for albies. 

This will be a good watch for anyone interested in learning about false albacore fishing around Cape Cod & the Islands. You'll get advice for targeting albies with spinning and fly fishing tackle. 

In this episode, I first go fishing for albies with Dave Steeves from the Goose Hummock, and at the end of the episode I go fishing with MFCC member Hayden Gallagher. Click play below to watch! ๐Ÿ‘‡

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Fluke Fishing on Cape Cod from Shore

*Note from Ryan: this post was originally published on September 4th of 2019. I figured now would be a good time to share it again, because fluke fishing around peanut bunker schools is something you can try doing this late summer and fall.

Yesterday morning I rolled out of bed at 5am and was fishing by sunrise. It was a beautiful summer morning, but there was a hint of fall in the air.

Usually this time of year I am focused on albies, stripers, or tuna. However, yesterday I decided to switch gears and try for fluke from shore.

Catching "keeper" size fluke is typically easier when fishing from a boat, but there are plenty of areas scattered throughout Cape Cod & the Islands where it's very possible to catch big fluke from terra firma.

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Why You Should Match Your Bait To The Size Of The Stripers

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A lot of my striper fishing is done using artificial lures. However, over the past few years I have enjoyed fishing for bass with chunk bait.

I've found that stripers will often show interest in chunk baits, even during the middle of a hot summer day, when nothing else is working.

However, I recently learned a valuable lesson in regards to the size of the chunks I should be fishing with.

I usually like to use fairly large chunks in hopes of enticing a big striper, but I think the mouths on the striped bass in the following video were probably too small to swallow the size of the chunk I was fishing with. 

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Live Mackerel Tuna Fishing

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This clip was filmed on July 22nd of 2019. Somehow I never got around to sharing it, but I figured better late than never!

During this trip myself and a crew of members from My Fishing Cape Cod were fishing with captain Cullen of Cape Star Charters

If you look real close in the video below, you might be able to see the bite! Watch as the tip of the rod on the left barely moves, right before Cullen starts reeling like crazy (in order to get tight on the tuna).

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