*This post from 8-year MFCC member Dex Chadsey was originally published in December of 2016. We figured now would be a good time to re-publish this post, because all the information is still very relevant to striper fishing in 2021. I'd been hearing about how successful Daiwa SP Minnows could be ...

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How To Keep Your SP Minnow From Damaging Small Fish

​ This is the time of year I start thinking about the upcoming surfcasting season, and counting the days until the striped bass return.  This season you are invited to join what has become a rapidly expanding family of dedicated surfcasters with a special bond to our sport and one ...

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2020 Block Island Surfcasting Trip Details & Information

Dex Chadsey Block Island, Rhode Island is one of the premier and most famous surfcasting areas on the Striper Coast. The “Pork Chop” as it is known, sits 9 miles off the Rhode Island coast and 14 miles northeast of Montauk. Surfcasting on Block Island has been well documented in ...

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Block Island Surfcasting and Vacation Opportunities for the Upcoming 2019 Season

Dex ChadseyOn May 24th 2018, MFCC members Ned Bean, Gary Routenberg and myself were on the Block Island ferry, bound for five days of ​fishing on Block Island.This was the third trip to Block for Ned and I. Gary has been to the island before, but this would be his ...

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Putting Together the Pieces of the Block Island Puzzle

Dex Chadsey The Young of the Year Index has always fascinated me. This is also known as the YOY Index or the Juvenile Striped Bass Index. The index is the result of an annual survey done by the Maryland DNR to determine the spawning success of Striped Bass in the ...

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What Is The YOY Index And What Does It Mean For Me?

Dex ChadseyMFCC memberHello My Fishing Cape Codders. Today I wanted to let you know about a unique opportunity to fish Block Island this October.There are currently 2 unfilled openings for our upcoming trip to Block Island this October. We have a very cool house with an amazing location already booked ...

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MFCC Block Island Surfcasting Trip

Dex Chadsey A lifetime ago, I would spend two weeks each August on the Jersey Shore. It consisted of beautiful white sand beaches, tropical blue water, and bluefish. Lots of bluefish!Striped bass pass along the Jersey coast in the spring, and again in the fall during their north and south ...

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Bluefish CAN Taste Delicious!

Dex Chadsey Even though I have been fishing on the Cape since I was 8 years old, My Fishing Cape Cod has changed my fishing experience dramatically in many different ways.For example, I can remember being on Cape without a clue of where to fish, at least anywhere beyond my ...

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My Fishing Cape Cod: Beyond the Website

Blog post design by Ryan Collins Dex Chadsey In the spring, timing and location are key factors.  As the magic 50 to 55 degree water temperature reaches Cape Cod, so do the migratory fish.Places along the Cape's southside and inside Buzzard's Bay usually see the first schoolies (and then the first bigger ...

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The 2017 Spring Migration

*Featured canal sunset image for this blog post courtesy of johndoblephotography.com*When I first started fishing the Cape Cod Canal I did a lot of watching, trying to figure out how to even have a chance to catch a fish.I heard about jigging, but had no idea how to go about ...

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My Canal Jigging Epiphany

Dex Chadsey Fly fishing is a great way to catch fish on Cape Cod. However, fly fishing is about much more than just catching fish.Fly fishing allows an angler to be one with nature, enjoy tranquility, and experience the thrill of catching fish in a simple and enjoyable fashion. ​ ...

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Salt Water Fly Fishing 101

Dex ChadseyMFCC member since 2013 The Westport River is an excellent place to explore and fish. I enjoy surfcasting with spinning gear, as well as fly fishing at Westport.In my last report we discussed the West Branch of the Westport River. In this report I will take you for a ...

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Fishing Westport | The East Branch