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Cape Cod Fishing Report for Saturday April 18

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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

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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

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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


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

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


During the day time when fishing among boulders I've found that pencil poppers and large swimming plugs work pretty well. I wanted to cast far out and reach some of the boulders and rocks that were holding farther offshore.

So instead of donning a wet suit and swimming out to those boulders, I tied on a 6 inch Guppy Pencil Popper, which casts like a missile. Because this lure darts left and right across the surface, the hits from striped bass are very dramatic.

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MFCC Member Fishing Trip | Day 1 VIDEO REPORT

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I'm really happy with how the MFCC member fishing trip turned out and I'm looking forward to doing it again during 2015. In this 16 minute video report I'll share with you a full recap of Day 1.

I feel this video report will be of great value to you if you ever plan on fishing Cuttyhunk Island. If you've fished Cuttyhunk before, then I feel you'll enjoy the familiar sights and sounds of this very special, and very fishy, island.

MFCC members can click below to watch.

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Peanut Bunker Bass Blitz | MFCC Member Fishing Trip Part #1

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I was standing on top of a giant boulder, a good four feet off the ground, arms wailing in the air in a desperate attempt to gain the attention of several MFCC members who were several hundred yards away.

We had been walking for miles, as a group, through some of the most difficult striped bass fishing terrain in Massachusetts, with very little to show for it.

MFCC faithful Jim Murphy and I, had finally found the fish, after hours of nothing. I was not sure how long the action would last, so I wanted to get the rest of the group in on the action ASAP.

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EXTENDED REPORT Peanut Bunker Bass Blitz | MFCC Member Fishing Trip Part #1


(Continued from the report Peanut Bunker Bass Blitz | MFCC Member Fishing Trip Part #1)

This MFCC member fishing trip began at 9AM in New Bedford, at the Cuttyhunk Ferry Company. First to arrive was Ned Bean, followed by Jim Murphy, Todd Jarvis, Ryan Turcotte, Jane Simposon, Tom Simpson and of course my own parents, Jake and Kathy, who adore Cuttyhunk.

Dex Chadsey was slated to meet us in the evening, and Lori Rizzo would be over the next day. Unfortunately Jeffrey Moore was not able to make it, but we will look forward to seeing you Jeff next time!

We all hopped onto the 9AM ferry, bound for Cuttyhunk Island and not sure exactly what to expect fishing-wise, and in general.

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VIDEO REPORT | Cape Cod False Albie Fishing

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In this 9 minute and 39 second video report I will take you with me as we chase false albacore off Cape Cod, MA. I did my best to capture the entire experience using two GoPro cameras and an iPhone.

In this video report you'll see:

  • Views of the areas fished and explored
  • Albies blitzing all over the surface
  • Bent rods and hissing drags
  • Helpful tips and information to help you catch an albie
  • Plus a whole bunch more

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