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Stormy-Day Dartspin Fishing for Striped Bass on Cape Cod

dartspin fishing for striped bass

Since it hit the market a couple years ago, the Dartspin has proven to be a popular and effective lure for striped bass.

The dart spin is an ultra-durable soft plastic lure. I am not sure what type of material the lure is made out of, but I have been told it can even withstand small bluefish.

I filmed this video on May 15th, 2019. The video originally appeared on the membership side of myfishingcapecod.com. Today, I finally decided to share this video on YouTube, so non-members could check it out.

Conditions on this day were cold and wet with a brisk 25mph breeze out of the east - which I think got the bass biting. Please click play below to watch now!👇

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Youth Angler Rod & Reel Giveaway

shimano sw1000 soccoro
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All MFCC anglers 18 years of age and younger are welcome to enter this giveaway for a Tsunami rod and Shimano reel!

This rod and reel was donated anonymously by a member of My Fishing Cape Cod. In addition, I have included some lures, a plug bag and a hat.

If you are 18 years of age or younger, then please leave a comment at the bottom of this post to be automatically entered for a chance to win! 

Thanks again to all the members of MFCC who have made donations this year. Keep up the strong work! 💪🏻

Please scroll below to learn more about the rod, reel and other items which are up for giveaway. 

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Live Presentation Recording: Spring 2020 Video Review

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Back on November 7th I hosted a group of members from My Fishing Cape Cod for a live presentation, Q&A session, and online meetup.

During this event I shared a video presentation which featured some of my favorite video clips from the 2020 Cape Cod spring fishing season. 

Content included squid fishing, tautog fishing, striper fishing and more. If you are interested in re-living some of the fishing from this past spring, then this video presentation will be a worthwhile watch.

Please click play below to get started!👇

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Cape Cod Fishing Report for Tuesday November 17th

cape cod fishing report for tuesday november 17
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It's a sunny, clear and cool day on Cape Cod, with a crisp breeze blowing from the west. In this video, I'd like to share with you a brand new Cape Cod fishing report and MFCC news update which I hope you will enjoy.

There are still striped bass being caught on Cape (more on that in the video), and bluefin tuna fishing could remain strong right through Thanksgiving. Tautog are also biting well.

However, on days like today, I can't help but reminisce and feel a little melancholic, as I daydream about watching the summer moonlight on Cape Cod Bay, or the sunrise over Nauset Beach.

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What It’s Like To See Striped Bass Chasing & Attacking Flies Underwater

cape cod striper underwater fly fishing
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In today's video clip, I'd like to share new underwater footage of stripers (and a couple mackerel) chasing and attacking a 5in white fly. 

I filmed half of this footage during August in Cape Cod Bay, and the rest of the footage during October in Buzzard's Bay. 

At the time, these stripers were feeding on peanut bunker. Please click play below to check it out! 👇

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Extended Report | Stripers Attacking Flies Underwater

cape cod striper chasing white fly underwater
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In this members-only report, I'd like to share with you additional video footage of striped bass chasing and attacking a white fly underwater.

I'm also going to share extra information about how I filmed this footage, as well as some general location information for where this was filmed.

Please scroll below to access the additional content and information.

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My First Experience Smoking Bluefish (and Our Smoked Bluefish Pâté Recipe)

Smoked Bluefish Recipe
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Ever since I was a little kid, I have heard anglers talking about smoking bluefish. I've eaten smoked bluefish before and I've always enjoyed it.

However, it was not until the summer of 2020 that I finally tried smoking bluefish on my own. I'm happy to report that the results were great!

Smoked bluefish has now become one of my favorite locally available seafood items. In this report, I'd like to share with you what I've learned so far about smoking bluefish and smoked bluefish recipes.

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My First Experience Smoking Bluefish VIDEO FOOTAGE

bluefish caught in cape cod bay
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This video post goes alongside the written report which I published earlier today. If you haven't read that report, then you can do so here.

Bluefish are not only good for smoking, but as many of you know, bluefish are also a lot of fun to catch. They are aggressive and fight hard.

In this video, you'll come along on a tin boat blue fishing adventure with my wife Lauren and I. This video was filmed on September 5th 2020 inside Cape Cod Bay.

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Surfcasters’ Meetup | Friday November 13th

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If you are a surfcaster, and would like to meet other surfcasters from My Fishing Cape Cod, then this would be a great event to attend!

MFCC Meetup is a speed networking format that enables everyone to connect with each other through multiple rounds of five-minute, one-on-one conversations. You can catch up or discuss a particular topic with each other.

This meetup has been created for anglers who primarily fish from the beach. The meetup will happen on Friday November 13th from 9am-10am. The event is free for MFCC members to attend.

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Exciting New Underwater Video Clip of Bluefish Chasing Live Bait

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Cape Cod's saltwater environment is a wild world. Each day on Cape, countless underwater dramas unfold as predators such as stripers, tuna and tautog hunt their prey.

The vast majority of the action is never witnessed by human eyes. However, in today's video I'm going to give you a glimpse of the fascinating world beneath the Cape's waves.

I filmed the following video on October 8th in Buzzard's Bay. In this video clip you'll see an estimated 2 pound bluefish in hot pursuit of a live killifish. I found the agility of both predator and prey to be fascinating. 

Please click play below to see what I mean!👇

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Our 10 Longest Standing My Fishing Cape Cod Members

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My Fishing Cape Cod will soon be turning 10 years old, and a lot has happened since I started MFCC during the winter of 2011. 

The website has been a dream come true for me, and I'm happy to hear that members and fans alike have found MFCC to be a helpful and entertaining resource.

Today I wanted to recognize our ten longest standing members. None of what you find on the MFCC website, email newsletter, or social media channels would be possible without membership support. I can't thank you all enough!

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Live Presentation & Online Meetup | Saturday November 7th

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Join myself and a group of members from My Fishing Cape Cod for a live presentation, Q&A session, and online meetup.

During this event I will host a live presentation featuring some of my favorite video clips from the 2020 Cape Cod saltwater fishing season. 

A question & answer session will follow the presentation. We'll finish the event with an optional networking session, where each attendee will have the chance to speak 1-on-1 for five minutes with fellow members from My Fishing Cape Cod

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Fly Fishing Sunny Coves For Largemouth Bass

hooking a largemouth bass on a 5 weight fly rod
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Yesterday afternoon I decided to fish one of Cape Cod's beautiful kettle ponds. Carved out by glaciers thousands of years ago, many of these ponds are now home to big largemouth bass.

Recently I've been chomping at the bit to fish more with my 5 weight fly rod from the Goose. The weather yesterday felt like summer, so I figured I'd give fly fishing for largemouths a try. 

My casting distance with the fly rod is limited, so I decided to walk the shoreline and scan the shallows for signs of fish. I knew my odds of success would be much higher if I could locate largemouth bass holding in shallow, close to the shore. 

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Join a FREE Cape Cod Fishing Course

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Today I'm adding a big batch of new "lessons" to the series of weekly fishing courses offered here on My Fishing Cape Cod.

Right now there are three different courses for surfcasting, inshore boat fishing, and offshore tuna fishing. Each course includes tutorials, videos, articles, podcasts and advice that you can only find here on My Fishing Cape Cod. 

Course material is delivered via email every Tuesday at 6PM. Spacing out the content in this fashion will allow you to consume the information at a sustainable pace. You can learn more about each course (and enroll for free) by scrolling below.

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