I’m fortunate to have grown up on the beach, and I’ve been fishing since kindergarten. I have great family, friends and fishing experiences to be thankful for. Just being out there is enough-catching fish is just a bonus!
Yesterday at 12:30pm I drove to the town of Sandwich where I picked up my friend Garet for an afternoon fishing trip aboard my 21 foot Hydra Sport the Miss Loretta.
Some of you might recognize Garet from the articles he's contributed over the years to My Fishing Cape Cod. Garet also joins me on occasion at fishing expos and seminars throughout New England.
There was a moderate breeze from the north yesterday afternoon, but it was predicted to die down. I expected to have an enjoyable and calm evening on the water.
Finding some fish would be a bonus!
So far 2021 has been a great year for false albacore, at least for me and many members from the My Fishing Cape Cod forum.
Thank you to everyone who has been sharing albie updates and reports to the 2021 albie thread. I really appreciate your input and it's been super fun following along with everyone's trips.
Giveaway is now closed!
You can see who won by clicking play below.
Today is the last day to enter this giveaway for a Cape Cod surfcasting trip, a two night stay at the Bayside Resort (with breakfast each day), a dinner at Misaki Sushi restaurant.
Also, if the winner of this giveaway wants to purchase any equipment, then I will personally visit the Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans with you for an outfitting session. It should be fun!
This giveaway is 100% free for anyone to enter!
I will randomly draw the winner tonight (September 6th) and I will post the winner's name here on this blog around 8PM.
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Back in June we were contacted by Vineyard Wind, and they asked if they could publish a guest blog post on My Fishing Cape Cod about their offshore wind project and how it may impact anglers. Their post was originally shared inside our members' forum. You can read the post and comments below.
Vineyard Wind Fisheries Laison
While the Offshore Wind industry is in its infant stages nationally, in Massachusetts it’s long been a goal of policymakers to tap into the potential of this natural resource.
Recently, the state legislature passed bills to bolster this effort, including the state’s recently passed Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy, requiring our electric utilities to procure increased amounts of offshore wind power.
When you combine the push locally with the federal government’s recent pledge to reach 30,000MW of offshore wind by 2030, it’s clear that we are on our way.
I filmed these fish over a sand bar in about 8 feet of water in Cape Cod Bay on a beautifully sunny late-August afternoon. One of the most intriguing parts of this video is "flashing" striped bass behavior.
The wind has quieted down and the torrential downpours have ended. The weather is clearing up and I think we might be in for a great weekend of fishing.
With light north winds predicted for today, I would expect Cape Cod Bay to be fishable for stripers and bluefish.
A lot of anglers from My Fishing Cape Cod are focused on false albacore right now. However, there have also been some impressive striped bass feeds happening throughout the region.
Back on August 19 I was fortunate to stumble across an intense peanut bunker bass blitz that was occurring in knee deep water. Instead of fishing, I decided to film the event so I could share it with members here on My Fishing Cape Cod.