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Fishing Westport | The West Branch

Westport River fishing farm

Westport, located on the western side of Buzzards Bay, is the hidden gem of Cape Cod fishing. Westport may not technically be on Cape Cod, but the area is close enough (and fishy enough!) to warrant investigation.

Westport supports a wide variety of fishing environments. One moment you think you’re at Cuttyhunk, the next you’re wading through an estuary surrounded by egrets and ospreys.

Then you round a corner and you’re on a sandy beach with beautiful blue water. Westport is a great place to explore, and most people are unaware of the wide variety of fishing opportunities this area offers.

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Stripers and Finally Some Tautog

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Over the past several days I've run a total of 8 charters, mostly for striped bass. I have a couple more striper trips coming up this week before sea bass starts on May 23rd.

My most recent trips have been similar to our MFCC group trip from a couple weeks back.​ It's been mostly plugging with some live mackerel, and finally some tautog mixed in.

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Surfcasting Buzzard’s Bay and Vineyard Sound

vineyard sound surfcasting report fishing for striped bass

There were some nice fish caught this past weekend on Cape Cod. So far the largest fish I have heard of is a 42 inch striped bass from the Cape Cod Canal.

It seems to me that so far the action in the Canal has been pretty good. Same is true for those fishing Buzzard's Bay. Perhaps this season stripers are choosing the Canal for migration opposed to swimming around the outer Cape?

Of course this is just a theory and I would probably have to fly over Cape Cod in a plane to know for sure. Nevertheless, yesterday I decided to try intercepting some of these migrating bass, by surfcasting the boulder fields of Buzzard's Bay and Vineyard Sound.

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Cape Cod Podcast Report | Friday May 15

cape cod podcast fishing report may 15

In this episode of the My Fishing Cape Cod podcast I speak with Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle, and captain Cullen Lundholm from CapeStar Charters. 

Expect plenty of intel and information just in time for this weekend's fishing, whether you fish the Canal, the beach or plan on going out on your boat!

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Striped Bass In Skinny Water

schoolie striped bass cape cod tidal estuary

I arrived at this unique spot at the leisurely time of 6:30AM. Fortunately for me the fog had rolled in thick, and I felt the morning bite may last longer as a result.

It was midway through the outgoing tide and to say the place "looked fishy" would of been an extreme understatement!​

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Cape Cod Fishing Report for Saturday April 18

striped bass for cape cod fishing report saturday april 18

Welcome to the first episode of the 2015 My Fishing Cape Cod podcast! This season I anticipate publishing these podcasts on a consistent basis, to help keep you updated with how the fishing is on Cape Cod.

In this first episode, my cousin Kevin and I interview two very knowledgeable local fishermen who will be appearing on the podcast regularly throughout the season.

These two guys are "gold mines" of information, and we are fortunate to have them contributing to MFCC.

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Cape Cod ” Fishing Forecast” For April 6

cape cod rainbow trout fishing

This week has lots of potential! Many kettle ponds on Cape are finally ice-free, which for me means it’s time to give freshwater a shot.

Trout will be my main target this week, but I’m not giving up on holdover striped bass either. Keep an eye on those water temps too, because once it hits 50 degrees the tautog ought to start showing up.

Here what I have planned for fishing this week.

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Now Is The Time To Get Ready For Big Tautog

cape cod tautog fishing

This is a guest post from Captain Cullen Lundholm of Cape Star Charters. Cullen catches and fishes for every fish under the sun. We are fortunate to have him contributing to MFCC!

This past winter was grueling here on Cape Cod. We experienced record snowfalls and some epic arctic cold spells. Like me, I am sure many of you cannot wait to get out on the water and wet a line.

Right now, fishing from your boat may feel like a long ways off-especially with snow still on the ground and sea ice still melting off. Even with the 50 degree days, many small bays and tributaries in Buzzards Bay remain locked up.

For example, water temps yesterday off Monument Beach were a chilly 35 degrees! The good news is that the fishing (especially for tautog) ought to take a turn for the better as soon as water temps warm up.

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Buzzard’s Bay Holdover Striper Report | March 28

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Last night I fished one of Buzzard's Bay's most noteworthy spring fishing spots. In the real old days US presidents like Grover Cleveland would fish here for stripers, trout and plenty of other species.

People have actually been fishing this area since well before the Pilgrims landed. This particular estuary (and others nearby) used to harbor millions upon millions of herring. 

This area might not be as productive as it once was, but as far as early season stripers are concerned, this estuary is one of the better bets.​

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“Big Bass Territory” | Part #2 of the MFCC Fishing Trip

surfcasting cuttyhunk island my fishing cape cod

The entire MFCC crew and I had arrived at the previous evening's hot spot just as the sun crept above the horizon. As a group we had walked 45 minutes in darkness, through woods and along a cliff, to get to this spot at this very moment.

I could see several birds hovering over water no deeper than two feet. The birds were quite adamant about diving and grabbing one of the small fish trapped in shallow. Based on their actions I figured peanut bunker were still in the area.

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