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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Easy Access Fishing Spot: South Cape Beach


Hello My Fishing Cape Codders! I hope you are well.

It's me, Garet again, with another fishing trip to tell you about. 

Last week ​I tried for bluefish off South Cape Beach in Mashpee with Ryan and my Dad.

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Exploring Off-Cape | Wachusett Midday Marathon

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It was the third Sunday in April. The weather was warm and pleasant. I arrived at the usual spot near the usual gate in Sterling, Massachusetts for my annual rendezvous with friend and colleague Ron Powers.

But the timing was far from the usual time. After several years of clandestine, wee-hour meetings on Wachusett Reservoir, it became somewhat of a Patriots Day holiday tradition for us.

We would hike in to our favorite, most productive hotspot and do a little long-range horizontal jigging for lake trout and landlocked salmon. The difference this year, however, is that rather than meeting in the pre-dawn darkness, we instead greeted each other under a bright, sunny sky and warm spring temperatures.

The day was already well under way.

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“Welcome To My Fishing Cape Cod” Video

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As the fishing heats up and the 2015 season gets underway, I wanted to take a moment to capture what our community is at its core. We have a terrific group of people here on this site, and I am honored to be a part of it!

Click play below to watch this new welcome video, which will be featured on the homepage of MFCC throughout 2015. As always let me know what you think!​

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The Perils (and Benefits) of Posting about Fishing on the Internet

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Today I am in search of sea-lice laden striped bass. I am hearing rumors of fresh migratory fish so perhaps today I will find some. In the meantime enjoy this guest post from John D. Silva, a great local outdoors writer who will be contributing regularly to MFCC throughout 2015!

I think if you’re here on MFCC in the first place, this may resonate with your own line of thinking.

​I first started posting and sharing useful information on fishing websites back in the mid-1990s when they were still fairly basic, single-page, HTML formatted pages.

Soon I started writing pro-bono online fishing articles for some of these websites as a way to get my foot in the door in the outdoor publishing industry.

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Fish With Me Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day Weekend can be terrific for surfcasting on Cape Cod. This year I would like to take a couple MFCC members with me on a trip.

Watch the video below to see how you can get involved!​

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Canal Classes Happening This Sunday May 3rd

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In this post I just want to let you know about the upcoming Canal fishing classes, happening this Sunday May 3rd on the banks of the Cape Cod Canal.

2 classes are being offered. Each class will run for about one hour.

Click below to watch a video about what is being offered at these classes, and to learn how to reserve your spot.

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Night Fishing For Holdover Stripers On Cape Cod?

night fishing holdover striped bass cape cod

If you've been striped bass fishing for some time, you've probably learned that stripers feed at night. Night fishing is often our best bet for catching fish.

However, my night fishing experiences usually take place from June through October. I have never tried fishing at night during April, and I have never tried fishing at night for holdover striped bass.​

Could the action be better at night? This week I hope to find out!​

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What are you doing this Sunday @ 8am?


If you're available this Sunday, it would be terrific to see you at the 2015 My Fishing Cape Cod breakfast. All are welcome!

The video below goes into detail about what to expect at this year's event. Click play to check it out.

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8 Places to Fly Fish for Stripers on Cape Cod during the Spring

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I found a great early season striper spot on Google Earth the other day. The area featured a sand bar, which extended off a point, into a channel with current, where the bottom plummeted from 4 feet to 20 feet deep.

To make it even better, there was a shallow bay on the other side of the sand bar and a herring run nearby. This is just one of many spots I can't wait to fly fish this spring, and I'm having fun discovering others.​

Are you also looking for new places to fly fish for striped bass this spring on Cape Cod? If you are, then this post is for you!

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