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Surfcasting Cape Cod: Best Spinning Reels For The Beach

Ryan Collins

Hey MFCC 👋 This is Sam Brown of the Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans, MA. In this video I will share with you an array of different spinning reels (at different price points) that work well for surfcasting on Cape Cod. 

Throughout the video I also mention an article here on MFCC about surfcasting the spring run. Here's a link to the article which is all about spring surfcasting on Cape Cod's Outer Beach. 

Below this video is an itemized list of surfcasting reels, as well as the time at which I discuss each item. Please let me know if you have any questions by posting them in the comments below. 🎣

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How To Catch Black Sea Bass In Nantucket Sound

Sam Brown

Sea Bass fishing on Nantucket Sound can be a great way to introduce family members and friends to the exciting world of angling.

When using the correct light tackle gear, these fish put up a great fight and are, in my opinion, one of the best tasting fish in the Atlantic.

In this article I will tell you all about Black Sea Bass as a species, plus some of the many lessons I've learned while targeting these fish. Specifically, we'll talk tips and tactics, as well as the best gear for bottom fishing the plentiful black sea bass grounds of Nantucket Sound.

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Surfcasting Cape Cod’s Outer Beaches During “The Spring Run”

Sam Brown
Goose Hummock
Pro Staff

I am fortunate to call Cape Cod my home. I was born and raised in the small town of Orleans, where driving out on the “Outer Beach" (also  known to many surfcasters as “The Great Beach") was a Sunday tradition for my family.

Although I never did much fishing from shore in my younger days, my memory is full of watching surfcasters in the 90’s and early 2000’s pulling massive Striped Bass and Blue Fish onto the sands of this gorgeous landscape which stretches from Chatham to Race Point.

Years ago, passionate surfcasters from up and down the East Coast would travel to Cape Cod’s beautiful backside beaches looking to catch trophy striped bass in the surf. Anybody who has spent time around a Cape Cod surfcaster from the older generations, has probably heard their stories of catching 30+ pounders on “every cast” from shore along the back side. 

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