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Member Spotlight: Canal Fishing with Matt Mcgillveary

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Matt McGilvery

My nephew and I spend a lot of time fishing together. However, it’s been a pretty slow season for the two of us.

We’ve had successful trips on the boat with Capt. Cullen, but haven’t be able to consistently find fish from shore.

However, the date of September 2nd looked quite promising due to the new moon. Keep in mind the next new moon is this weekend, Sunday October 1st.

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Member Spotlight: Nick Pidgeon

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Nick Pidgeon

Every late August, my family and I take a four night vacation on Cape Cod during late summer.

Instead of spending these evenings relaxing, my father and I hit the beach in search of stripers.

For years we would fish Hardings’ beach in Chatham, and catch stripers in the 20-24 inch range.

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The “Fall Run” Has Begun

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Kevin Collins

Welcome to the 23rd edition of the 2016 season My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast.

I'm your friendly host Kevin Collins glad to be back with you for another week. Mid-September has arrived and the fishing is firing on all cylinders.

What you'll hear in today's podcast is why September is the favorite month for many anglers on Cape Cod. Get out there now while the bite is hot.

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Cape & Islands Fishing Report | September 9th

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Kevin Collins

Welcome to the 22nd edition of the 2016 season My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast. 

I'm your friendly host Kevin Collins  glad to be back with you for another week. It's hard to believe it but the month of September is in full swing.

As always we have a full slate of contributors on this week's podcast. You will hear about the action at the Canal and throughout all of Cape Cod. In this episode we also cover Martha's Vineyard and the offshore tuna/canyons bite.

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Labor Day Weekend Update

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Kevin Collins

Hello and welcome to the Labor Day Weekend edition of the My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast. 

This is your host Kevin Collins, and it's a pleasure to be back with you for our 21st episode of the season.

​High winds and interesting weather are in the forecast for this weekend, but according to our panel of experts, you will have a very good chance of success with bass, tuna and albies - as long as the winds cooperate.

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Staying Hot: Big Bass in August

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Matt Leite

It had already been the best week of my young Cape Cod Canal career. Over the previous 4 days, I had yet to be skunked, and had landed many fish up to 30-pounds.

I discovered a new favorite plug and almost landed the biggest striper of my life-if not for a hook failure.

My confidence was sky high the morning of my 5th day. In an instant I silenced my alarm, put on the boots, cracked open a Red Bull and hopped on the bike. I pedaled down to the service road and did what I always do once I reach the canal before sunrise; stop and listen for a few minutes.

My uncle Bob taught me to do this year's ago. I use those few minutes to allow my eyes and ears to adjust to the darkness and sounds of the canal-as well as listen for breaking fish.

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My Best Week Fishing the Cape Cod Canal

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Matt Leite

Every year, during the first week of August, my family and I vacation at Bourne Scenic Park on the Cape Cod Canal.

I had a chip on my shoulder going into this particular trip. Let me explain...

A couple of weeks earlier, I spent 7-days at the canal and fished for approximately 60-HOURS with nothing to show for it. I did not want a repeat of that disaster.

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Cape Cod Canal Fishing at it’s Finest

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Hayden Gallagher

Canal fishing at its finest, that’s what I have been experiencing my past few trips to the canal.

Particularly my last trip when I was able to hook up with some nice fish, including my personal best for the year, which was great.

For a lot of people, this season has had its ups and downs at the canal, but this August, for me, fishing has really been hot. I have been able to witness some crazy top water action in the mornings, and have been able to capitalize on it.

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Stripers To 56 Pounds | Cape & Islands Weekend Report

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Kevin Collins

Hello and welcome to another edition of the MFCC Podcast. 

This is your host Kevin Collins and it's a pleasure to be back with you for the 18th episode of the 2016 season.

We have an action packed show for you this week so let's get down to it!

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Weekend Report For Cape Cod & The Islands

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Kevin Collins

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

I'm your host Kevin Collins, glad to be back with you for another week.

August has arrived on Cape and big bass, blues and tuna are biting despite the heat. We discuss all that and more in this week's podcast.