Night Fishing For Holdover Stripers On Cape Cod?

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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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Targeting Stripers from Shore on Cape Cod using Magic Swimmers

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I discovered just how effective the white slow-sinking Sebile Magic Swimmer can be during the spring of 2014. The lure caught me a lot of fish during the day and at night.

Sebile Magic Swimmers are a great choice for beginners. This video explains the basics of how to use this popular plug for striped bass from shore during the spring on Cape Cod.

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Salt Water Fly Fishing 101 with Dex Chadsey

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Fly fishing is a great way to catch fish on Cape Cod. However, fly fishing is about much more than just catching fish.

Fly fishing allows an angler to be with nature, enjoy tranquility and experience the thrill of catching fish in a simple and enjoyable fashion. ​

For these reasons, many would argue that there is no better way to catch a fish on Cape Cod, than on the fly.

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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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A Dream Come True For Those Who Fish The Canal?

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This is a guest post from Dex Chadsey, who first joined MFCC back in 2013.

I am excited to have Dex contributing to MFCC!

I recently saw this post by MFCC member Ron Enos, in the Cape Cod Canal section of our forum...

“Gonna head down (to the Canal) in a couple of weeks and practice finding some holes to jig, start a journal to keep some notes which I'll use this year...hope it helps. Just looking forward to spending some time there.”

As a canal fisherman myself, I share Ron’s desire to understand what the Canal's bottom looks like.

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Targeting Early-Season Stripers On Cape Cod

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The temperature was cold and snow was falling, on a late winter day nearly 10 years ago. My cousin Kevin and I were trudging through a muddy estuary on Cape Cod, in search of holdover stripers.

​Catching holdover stripers on Cape Cod had, up until this point, been a cold and difficult endeavor for me. I had caught a few here and there, but nothing too crazy.

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Boating Safety By Captain Bob Hovey / USCG Rescue Swimmer

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This is a guest post from US Coast Guard rescue swimmer Bob Hovey. With the start of the fishing season just on the horizon, I feel publishing a post about safe boating is a smart thing to do.

​The recommendations Bob shares in this post are already helping me prepare for a safer season on the water. I feel they will help you too, whether you operate a skiff or a sportfisher.

In case you were wondering, Bob is the rescue swimmer who assisted in saving the life of this offshore lobsterman ​during 2013. Needless to say Bob is a terrific resource for anything safety or survival related!

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3 Easy-Access Shore Fishing Spots Perfect For Spring [VIDEO]


My favorite thing to do right now is hike several miles to remote shore fishing locations and catch fish far away from roads and parking lots. However I understand that not everyone is able, or interested in walking that far to catch a fish.

This season my friend Garet Suomala will be assisting me in highlighting some easy-access shore fishing spots everyone can enjoy. ​If you or someone you know requires easy-access, then the 3 shore fishing spots highlighted in this video are great places to start.

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