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How to Vertical Jig for Bluefin Tuna off Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

Vertical jigging for tuna is a highly effective technique off Cape Cod, especially when tuna are feeding down below in deep water.

Jigging for tuna is also something you can do when drifting live bait or casting other lures.

A lot of times all you need to do is drop your jig down to where the fish are feeding, and just let the motion of the boat impart action to the lure. There is often not much "jigging" done at all. 

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Summer Meal Idea: Tuna Poke Bowls

Lauren Collins

To me, summer on Cape Cod means fresh caught fish.  When I'm really lucky, sometimes Ry-guy even brings me home a fresh tuna filet, and things get really exciting.

If you love sushi, then you'll love these tuna poke bowls.  Most famously found in places like Hawaii and now seen in restaurants pretty much everywhere, this is a delicious way to enjoy freshly caught tuna.

Think of a tuna poke bowl as like a deconstructed sushi roll.  There is the rice, the marinated fish, and the other additions such as creamy avocado, crisp cucumber, sesame seeds, sweet mango and pickled ginger.  You could also add in sliced jalapeños, scallions, shiitake mushrooms, or any other number of vegetables and flavors.

For this recipe, I want to share with you a simple way to create this very popular dish.  You can also use fresh salmon, or, if you don't like raw fish, you could do this with cooked shrimp.

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Amazing Underwater Footage Of Striped Bass In Their Natural Habitat

Ryan Collins

The sun was shining this past Wednesday when I donned my wet suit and entered the ocean for my first snorkeling session of the summer.

I still love snorkeling our local Cape Cod waters, despite the high numbers of full grown adult great white sharks in the area.

When snorkeling you never know what you may encounter, and this past Wedneday's snorkeling trip was no exception!

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Friday July 12th Cape Cod Podcast Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Hello and welcome to another edition of the weekly My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast.

Each week throughout the fishing season, we check-in with our local experts from the Goose Hummock Shops, Canal Bait & Tackle, and Eastman's Sport & Tackle.

This week Sam Brown from the Goose is down at ICAST in Florida, and Evan from Eastman's Sport & Tackle was also unavailable to take my call.

So to make up for that, in this week's show we will dive a bit deeper with Ryan of MFCC and Jeff of Canal Bait and discuss in detail what they are seeing and hearing this week on Cape.

Please click here to download this podcast, or scroll below to learn more about what to expect.

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A Simple Way To Catch Stripers From Shore During July On Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

Striped bass are resilient creatures which can inhabit waters as deep as 500 feet, or as shallow as 1 foot. 

Here on Cape Cod, it is not unusual to one day find schools of stripers miles offshore, and then the next day find them feeding well within casting range of the beach.

Stripers can be caught from shore using a wide array of different fishing equipment, tackle,lures and bait. Stripers can be caught using topwater poppers, swim baits, jigs, metal spoons,live and dead bait, plus an assortment of different flies.

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Week of July 11th Cape Cod Fishing Update

Ryan Collins

So far the weather this July has been nothing short of terrific, and lots of members from My Fishing Cape Cod have been taking advantage.

The activity here on the website, inside our forum, on our Facebook, Instagram and YouTube pages has been intense. Keep it up!

In this post I will summarize for you the most exciting highlights from this past week on My Fishing Cape Cod.

Hopefully you can use this information to find and catch a few fish of your own this week and into the weekend. 

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My Experience “Getting Rescued” by TowBoatUS Cape Cod/Plymouth

Ryan Collins

Last summer I was fishing at night with my dad Jake, when my boat's throttle cable suddenly parted. I could move the boat in reverse, but it was impossible to motor forward.

The idea of motoring in reverse, all the way home through Cape Cod Bay, and into the East End of the Cape Cod Canal, was simply not going to happen.

It was still dark with about an hour to go before false dawn when I called captain Shawn Brule of TowBoatUS Cape Cod/Plymouth. To my surprise Shawn was already up and wide awake!

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Halibut Ceviche

Lauren Collins

Cape Cod meets tropical island getaway with this ceviche recipe, using fresh and local halibut, served on traditional patacones for a no-fuss, perfect summer dish.

Ceviche is a quintessential island dish that is great for hot days when you couldn't even fathom eating something hot!  I've tried a lot of ceviche in my short 32 years on this planet, and not one has ever disappointed me.  

Whether it's squid, shrimp, scallop, fish or conch ceviche, I've tried them all and all were amazing.  Ceviche is my absolute favorite dish to enjoy when on vacation in some tropical place far, far away, and for so long, I never thought to try it here with our own local fish!

Last year, while down in Costa Rica, I had the opportunity to get a lesson in ceviche from a local tica named Shirley.  She showed me that by using just a few simple steps, you can make a delicious ceviche that is perfect as a lunch or appetizer, and the variety of fish to use in a ceviche are endless (we made ours with needlefish, and others make it with shark as well).

In this recipe, we are going to make ceviche using halibut, a native Cape Cod fish.  I had never thought to use halibut for ceviche, because generally it is done around here with mahi, but after talking to the chef over at Fisherman's View Restaurant in Sandwich, MA, I learned that halibut can make a great fish for ceviche.  It has a firm, white and flakey meat, making it perfect to hold up and not crumble into too-tiny pieces.  

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July 5th Cape Cod Fishing Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Hello and welcome to another edition of the My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast, here on myfishingcapecod.com.

I'm your host Kevin Collins, recording again for you on a beautiful Friday afternoon on Cape Cod.

As always we have a great lineup for this week's podcast. From the Elizabeth Islands to Stellwagen Bank, we try to cover it all in this Friday's show.

Please click here to download this podcast, or scroll below to learn more about what to expect.

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Cape Cod Surfcasting Report | Monday July 1

Ryan Collins

Saturday night myself and 3 members of My Fishing Cape Cod encountered consistent action with stripers on almost every cast!

I also thought we would eventually find some "keeper size" striped bass, however getting into big fish from shore is never a sure bet.

Regardless we still had a ton of fun! The thunderstorms didn't bother us, and we were treated to a gorgeous night of surfcasting in this general area of Cape Cod.

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