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How to Vertical Jig for Bluefin Tuna off Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

Vertical jigging for tuna is a highly effective technique off Cape Cod, especially when tuna are feeding down below in deep water.

Jigging for tuna is also something you can do when drifting live bait or casting other lures.

A lot of times all you need to do is drop your jig down to where the fish are feeding, and just let the motion of the boat impart action to the lure. There is often not much "jigging" done at all. 

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Amazing Underwater Footage Of Striped Bass In Their Natural Habitat

Ryan Collins

The sun was shining this past Wednesday when I donned my wet suit and entered the ocean for my first snorkeling session of the summer.

I still love snorkeling our local Cape Cod waters, despite the high numbers of full grown adult great white sharks in the area.

When snorkeling you never know what you may encounter, and this past Wedneday's snorkeling trip was no exception!

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Friday July 12th Cape Cod Podcast Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Hello and welcome to another edition of the weekly My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast.

Each week throughout the fishing season, we check-in with our local experts from the Goose Hummock Shops, Canal Bait & Tackle, and Eastman's Sport & Tackle.

This week Sam Brown from the Goose is down at ICAST in Florida, and Evan from Eastman's Sport & Tackle was also unavailable to take my call.

So to make up for that, in this week's show we will dive a bit deeper with Ryan of MFCC and Jeff of Canal Bait and discuss in detail what they are seeing and hearing this week on Cape.

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

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A Simple Way To Catch Stripers From Shore During July On Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

Striped bass are resilient creatures which can inhabit waters as deep as 500 feet, or as shallow as 1 foot. 

Here on Cape Cod, it is not unusual to one day find schools of stripers miles offshore, and then the next day find them feeding well within casting range of the beach.

Stripers can be caught from shore using a wide array of different fishing equipment, tackle,lures and bait. Stripers can be caught using topwater poppers, swim baits, jigs, metal spoons,live and dead bait, plus an assortment of different flies.

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Week of July 11th Cape Cod Fishing Update

Ryan Collins

So far the weather this July has been nothing short of terrific, and lots of members from My Fishing Cape Cod have been taking advantage.

The activity here on the website, inside our forum, on our Facebook, Instagram and YouTube pages has been intense. Keep it up!

In this post I will summarize for you the most exciting highlights from this past week on My Fishing Cape Cod.

Hopefully you can use this information to find and catch a few fish of your own this week and into the weekend. 

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My Experience “Getting Rescued” by TowBoatUS Cape Cod/Plymouth

Ryan Collins

Last summer I was fishing at night with my dad Jake, when my boat's throttle cable suddenly parted. I could move the boat in reverse, but it was impossible to motor forward.

The idea of motoring in reverse, all the way home through Cape Cod Bay, and into the East End of the Cape Cod Canal, was simply not going to happen.

It was still dark with about an hour to go before false dawn when I called captain Shawn Brule of TowBoatUS Cape Cod/Plymouth. To my surprise Shawn was already up and wide awake!

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New “Fishing Challenges” From My Fishing Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

My Fishing Cape Cod Challenges are fishing competitions for members of MFCC and their friends and family.

If you fish hard this July and remember to submit your fish here through the website, then you'll have a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Today I would like to unveil the new challenges, and also congratulate some new winners. If you plan on fishing on Cape this July, then please read on.

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Cape Cod Surfcasting Report | Monday July 1

Ryan Collins

Saturday night myself and 3 members of My Fishing Cape Cod encountered consistent action with stripers on almost every cast!

I also thought we would eventually find some "keeper size" striped bass, however getting into big fish from shore is never a sure bet.

Regardless we still had a ton of fun! The thunderstorms didn't bother us, and we were treated to a gorgeous night of surfcasting in this general area of Cape Cod.

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Friday June 28 Cape Cod Fishing Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to this Friday's edition of the weekly My Fishing Cape Cod podcast. 

Each week throughout the fishing season we publish a 25-35 minute podcast here on MFCC which highlights the fishing opportunities across the region.

Today we are once again joined by our great crew of podcast contributors from the Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans, Canal Bait & Tackle in Sagamore and Eastman's Sport & Tackle in Falmouth.

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

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Sight Fishing for Big Tautog (Blackfish) | June 27 Report

Ryan Collins

This past Monday afternoon was so gorgeous, I decided that I just had to launch the boat and invest a few hours into exploring some new areas. 

Little did I know I would stumble into a rare sight fishing for tautog opportunity! 

Typically I anchor up in 20 feet or more of water when fishing for tautog, and drop my bait straight to the bottom. However, every so often I find tautog in shallow crystal clear turquoise water.

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10 Tips For Casting Topwater Plugs To Cape Cod Bluefin Tuna

Ryan Collins

Today I'm excited to share a new PDF download from Chris Nashville of the Goose Hummock Shops in Orleans and Dennis and themightyfish.com.

Chris is an experienced tuna angler and knowledgeable resource for anything tuna related, especially with regards to casting lures at tuna.

Please watch the quick 3 minute video below to see what's covered in this new PDF download, and to learn how you can get a free copy.

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Highlights From This Week On My Fishing Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

This week anglers from the My Fishing Cape Cod community have been posting some great stories, photos and updates to our forum as well as to our social media pages.

I've really enjoyed reading through the updates and learning what everyone is up to fishing-wise. 

The rest of this post will contain just a small preview of some of the highlights, because there are just too many highlights to cram into one blog post! 

I have also included links to where you can get more information about each topic. Please continue reading below. 👇

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Stop Gut-Hooking Striped Bass, By Using This Type Of Circle Hook

Ryan Collins

Effective next year (2020) recreational anglers not fishing aboard for-hire vessels will be
required to use inline circle hooks when fishing for striped bass in Massachusetts with whole or cut natural baits.

Since inline circle hooks will soon be required by law, I figured now would be a great time to start talking about my #1 most favorite type of circle.

Without a doubt my favorite type of circle hooks are Trokar in-line circles. Over the past several years I've experimented with several different styles of circle hooks, with the Trokar in-line circle performing the best.

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MFCC Challenges Update

Ryan Collins

MFCC Challenges are new fishing competitions for members of My Fishing Cape Cod.

About once per month I will post new challenges, and the first members to complete the challenges will win whatever prizes are up for grabs.

The first-ever MFCC Challenge was to see who would be the first to catch a 40 inch striped bass. 

Today I would like to update you on the winners and also unveil the next set of MFCC Challenges which are live starting today!

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Early June Cape Cod Striper Report

Ryan Collins

This past Friday morning we departed the harbor at 6AM and enjoyed grease calm conditions with absolutely no wind.

We were fishing with captain Cullen of Cape Star Charters, onboard one of our weekly group fishing trips.

For this trip it was myself, captain Cullen, and MFCC members Ben Mahanna, Mike Marcus, Darren Jacobs and Dick Glockner.

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