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Upcoming MFCC Group Fishing Trips

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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. 👇

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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! 👇

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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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Filter-Feeding Menhaden | Caught On Camera

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In this new video, you'll go underwater to watch as a massive school of menhaden (pogies) actively filter-feeds along the ocean bottom.

After watching, I feel you will have a better understanding why menhaden are often referred to as the "vacuum cleaners" of the ocean!

I used underwater cameras to film this school of menhaden last week on August 13th in Cape Cod Bay. In total, I estimate there were probably tens of thousands of menhaden filter-feeding in the area.

Please click play below to watch now! 👇

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Giant Bluefin Tunas Attacking Mackerel | Filmed Underwater

Yesterday we had another great bluefin tuna fishing trip off Cape Cod with my friend Cullen of Cape Star Charters.

Also onboard for this trip were My Fishing Cape Cod members John Conroy, David Hoganson and his 13 year old son Carter.

The bite was really, really good and I was able to capture some footage of tunas attacking mackerel 200+ feet beneath the boat.

You can click play below to watch some of the footage! 👇

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Friday August 7th Cape Cod Fishing Report

Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to another episode of our weekly My Fishing Cape Cod fishing report podcast. 

In today's show we get reports from MFCC founder Ryan Collins, Goose Hummock owner Phil Howarth, and Cape & Islands Mitsubishi owner (and MFCC member) Bruno Demir.

As always, you can scroll below for an overview of today's show and to read the podcast transcript, or you can click here to start listening now.

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New “Catch & Cook” Video: Cape Cod Stuffed Quahogs with Chorizo

Seafood and summer go hand-in-hand here on Cape Cod. One of my favorite summertime activities is diving for sea clams, also called quahogs. 

These large clams can be found over Cape Cod's vast sand flats, and are best harvested at low tide.

Last summer my wife Lauren published this wonderfully delicious stuffed quahog recipe that will make your mouth water!

Today I want to share with you a "catch and cook" video that we created during the summer of 2019, but that I'm just now finally getting around to publishing.

In this video we will take you with me as we dive for clams, shuck the clams, and ultimately cook them on the grill. 🍴

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“Revive and Release” – 6 Tips for Releasing Stripers

Striped bass are tough creatures, but the strain put on a fish while being caught is intense.

Imagine you just ran a marathon, and then suddenly someone covered your mouth and you couldn't breathe. That might be what it's like for a striper.

That's why I feel it's really important to do everything in our power to catch and release stripers in the least harmful way possible - especially if fishing at the Cape Cod Canal.

By following the six tips outlined below, you will help ensure that the striper you just caught swims away alive and healthy.

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Amazing Menhaden (Pogie) Schools Off Cape Cod

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This past Wednesday July 29th I had a unique opportunity to film and photograph two amazing schools of menhaden. 

Over the past several days I've seen menhaden schools inside Cape Cod Bay, as well as along the Atlantic-facing beaches of Outer Cape Cod. 

Each school probably contained several thousand menhaden. I know many people reading this have seen these schools before, but have you ever wondered what it actually looked like down there?

Well here you go! 👇

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Cuttyhunk Island Fishing Report | July 2020

Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Cuttyhunk is a small island at the westernmost tip of the Elizabeth Islands. The cliffs of Aquinnah at Martha's Vineyard are visible from Cuttyhunk's southern shoreline.

This small little island is full of character, peace and quiet, and fishing opportunities. Last week a group of anglers from My Fishing Cape Cod surfcast the rocky coast of Cutty, and in today's podcast we'll cover what they encountered and experienced.

This podcast was recorded on Thursday July 23rd, and it will be a great listen for anyone interested in learning more about Cuttyhunk Island. We talk plenty about the island's fishing opportunities, but we also cover accomodations, how to get to the island, and much more.

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How To Use Side-Scan Sonar

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Sonar has helped me tremendously, and it's definitely made finding and catching fish much easier. However, a part of me wishes that sonar did not exist.

I feel that the “old school” fishing knowledge that was centered around wind, tides, weather, and a certain kind of “instinct” is no longer as important as it once was, prior to sonar coming onto the scene.

Sonar makes catching fish much, much easier. Yet as we discussed in Understanding Your Sonar 101, just having a sonar on your boat is no guarantee that you’ll find and catch fish. There’s a lot more to it.

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A Summertime Freshwater Paradise

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Yesterday I took a break from saltwater, and went snorkeling at a local freshwater pond. The abundant sunshine and crystal clear water made it feel almost tropical! 🏝

Cape Cod is famous for its saltwater beaches and saltwater fishing, but it's also home to more than 300 beautiful ponds-most of which were formed thousands of years ago by receding glaciers.  

The first fish I saw during yesterday's snorkeling adventure were baby largemouth bass. This school of tiny fish were congregated near the shoreline, in less than three feet of water.

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