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Al Gags Whip-It-Fish Memorial Day Drawing

Ryan Turcotte

Hello My Fishing Cape Cod! I hope you have been having a great start to your Memorial Day Weekend.

Today I am excited to let you know about an upcoming derby drawing for two packs of Al Gags Whip-It-Fish! Anyone who submits a 36 inch or larger striper to the My Fishing Cape Cod Derby before Memorial Day (May 28) will be eligible to win. 

If you are not familiar with the derby, then you can click here to view the leaderboard, and also learn more about derby rules, prizes and competition. The rest of this post will further explain the prize for this drawing, and how you can win.

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Memorial Day Weekend Fishing Report

Kevin Collins

Hello and welcome to the fourth episode of the 2018 My Fishing Cape Cod podcast! This episode was recorded earlier today (Friday May 25th) and we have a ton of information to share with you pertaining to this Memorial Day Weekend. 

In this podcast you will learn about stripers from the surf, boat, and at the Cape Cod Canal - as well as the quality black sea bass and tautog fishing happening right now.

As usual, we are joined in this podcast by MFCC founder Ryan Collins and Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle. In addition, we have Sam Brown of the Goose Hummock Shops calling in from the Lower Cape. 

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Escape To Costa Rica with My Fishing Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

In December of 2015 I stepped onto the beach in Costa Rica for the first time, and instantly I knew I had "discovered" a very special place. 

Since that day my wife and I have spent 9 weeks in Costa Rica, in a simple and quaint cabina, just steps away from the beach where I've caught roosterfish of up to 70 pounds. 

I am sure there are plenty of wonderful places to visit and explore throughout Costa Rica, but honestly, when I arrive at our little cabina by the beach, I simply do not want to leave! 

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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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Noman’s Land Island: A Brief History, and One Man’s Effort to Preserve It

Brian McCarty
MFCC member

Approximately three miles off the southwest coast of Martha’s Vineyard, lies the 628 acre island of Noman’s Land. It had once been inhabited by the Wampanoag Tribe and numerous settlers, but is now desolate and overgrown.

Many visible clues of past inhabitants have already disappeared, since the island has been off-limits to the public for the past 76 years. As time continues to pass, so does the opportunity to record the history first-hand through tangible evidence. 

Through the decades, there have been unusual occurrences reported on or around Noman’s Land. Among other fascinating tales, many believe Norsemen traveled to Noman’s Land (est. 1000 A.D), which may of served them as a seasonal hunting and fishing camp.

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My First Cape Cod Canal Stripers Of The Season

Andrew Burke

Hello everyone! I hope your spring has been going well, and you've been able to land your first striped bass of the season. The action at the Canal has not been red hot by any means, but more and more fish are funneling into the region by the day, with keeper-sized stripers beginning to show up sporadically.

Over the past several days I've made two trips to the Cape Cod Canal. Yesterday I fished for several hours with Joe D'Agostino from JoeBaggs Tackle, and on May 17th I embarked on my first canal trip of the season, with MFCC member Hayden Gallagher.

I am currently working on putting the finishing touches on some video I shot yesterday with Joe. We caught a few fish and I will have an update ready for you hopefully very soon.

In the rest of this post I'll focus on my first trip of the season to the canal. This past Thursday morning I had my alarm set my alarm for 3:45am, and I planned to meet MFCC member Hayden Gallagher bright and early for some early season action. 

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Who Will Catch The First 40 Inch Striper?

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Ryan Turcotte

Hello My Fishing Cape Cod! My name is Ryan Turcotte (not be confused with MFCC founder Ryan Collins-there are a lot of Ryans on this website!) and for the 2nd year in a row I will be helping to organize this season's My Fishing Cape Cod Derby.

If you are not familiar with the derby, then you can click here to view the leaderboard, where you can also learn more about the rules, prizes and competition. 

In this post I want to introduce to you a "mini competition" within our season long fishing derby, to see which of our members will be the first to catch a 40 inch striper this season.

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Keeper-Size Stripers Have Arrived In Select Spots

Kevin Collins

In today's podcast we will cover the arrival of 30+ inch stripers and some rumored 40+ inch fish to select spots throughout the waters surrounding the Cape & Islands.

However, stripers are not the only species you can target this weekend. Black sea bass season opens today in Massachusetts, plus the scup and tautog fishing is still good.

As always we are joined in this podcast by MFCC founder Ryan Collins, Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle and a brand new guest calling in - captain Shawn Brule of TowBoatUS Cape Cod/Plymouth.

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New Derby Prize: Canal Buster Plug Bags

Ryan Collins

I am happy to report that we will have a bunch of brand new Canal Buster plug bags as prizes for this year's My Fishing Cape Cod fishing derby.

You might recall seeing these bags before here on MFCC. These bags were designed by member Mike Webster, and they have been on sale here via the website since Christmas. 

The cool thing about these plug bags is that they were designed specifically for fishing at the Cape Cod Canal. More than 90 people have already purchased these bags and I am anxious to hear how these bags perform during the 2018 season.

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Tautog with Creamy Tomatoes and Cornmeal Fried Okra

Lauren Collins

Whew that's a big recipe name, huh? Well let me tell you, tautog with creamy tomatoes and cornmeal fried okra will be your new best friend this spring.  

If you are a fisherman yourself or you're married to one like I am, you know that this is tautog season here on Cape Cod. Thankfully for me, this means fresh caught fish!

Springtime in New England always brings a big sigh of relief.  The long winters we endure can seem to last a lifetime. When the sun shines, the birds start chirping, and flowers, plants and trees start to bud. You know winter is finally done and it couldn't be a better feeling!

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