Sight-Fishing For Spring Tautog From Shore

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Catching tautog from shore on Cape Cod during the spring is a blast! Plus it is super simple fishing. No expensive gear or boat required.

In this post I'll share with you a quick video overview of the concept, and also provide MFCC members with some locations I feel will produce tautog from shore this spring.​

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10 Reasons To Already Get Excited For Spring Fishing On Cape Cod

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There may be 3 feet of snow outside, but in my mind, spring is not that far away. I plan on wetting a line about one month from now, as soon as the snow and ice begins to melt.

Whether you want to catch trout, stripers or just some fresh air, we sure have a lot to look forward to!

Here's 10 reasons to already get excited.

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Getting Started With Trolling Bunker Spoons

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Bunker spoons often catch the largest striped bass in a given area. If you want to target the cows, then consider trolling spoons.

I first trolled bunker spoons off Cape Cod when I was 18 or 19 years old. Since that time the majority of stripers I have caught trolling bunker spoons have weighed at least 25 pounds, with the largest 43 pounds.

In this post I will share with you my super simple approach, for getting started trolling bunker spoons off Cape Cod.

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Fishing the Cape by Boat | Replay of the 9:30am Bass Pro Fishing Class

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We cover a lot about fishing the Cape by boat in this 1 hour and 10 minute long presentation. In general here are the 4 major items we'll discuss:

  • Spots on Cape Cod to find stripers in your boat
  • How to find striped bass using your sonar and other tools
  • Techniques that work best for striped bass in specific areas around Cape Cod
  • Night fishing from your boat
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Night Fishing Cape Cod’s Beaches For 40 + Pound Striped Bass

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An idea that crossed my mind during the 2014 season was to catch a 40 + pound striped bass from the beach. I wanted to catch a huge fish with my feet firmly planted in the sand.

Sometimes an idea requires a great deal of time to come to fruition. For example, it took me 5 years to catch my first holdover striped bass on Cape Cod, and virtually my entire life to catch a tuna.

So I was happily surprised when one of the largest stripers I have ever seen, lay at my feet in the wash of a wave, on a cool August evening, not long in my pursuit of a 40 + pound striped bass from shore.

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How I caught this 40 lb striped bass from shore at night on Cape Cod

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I find nature to be mysterious! Striped bass in particular are puzzling creatures.

​Today I found myself watching video of this special trip which you can read about by clicking here, and thinking about the many variables and conditions which all came together so well, to help me catch a striper of this size from shore.

  • I thought about the reason I chose to fish this specific beach.
  • I thought about the reasons why this big bass was hanging out in such shallow water​.
  • I pondered the idea I had discovered a pattern, which will help me catch a 50 lb bass from shore during 2015.

I discuss the above ideas and more in this video.

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5 Picturesque Places to Kayak Fish this Spring on Cape Cod

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Spring is hiding out there somewhere beneath the frost and ice. Some say spring is a long ways away, but I can feel it just past the tips of my fingers.

And when spring arrives one of the first things I will do is splash the kayak, and start pedaling. I'm new to kayak fishing and I'm excited to fish and explore the places I typically fish on foot.

Here's 5 picturesque places I plan on fishing in the kayak this spring on Cape Cod.​

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My #1 Cape Cod Striped Bass Kayak Fishing Trip Of 2014

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As we move into the New Year, I find myself reminiscing about the 2014 Cape Cod saltwater fishing season. Throughout the 2014 season I can swiftly recall numerous highlights and memorable moments, in which I declared “I will remember this come winter!”

Several of those memorable moments include:

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New MFCC Improvements + January 17 Fishing Classes

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The past several weeks have been all "butt in seat" time for me as I work on improving the MFCC website for the 2015 season. I do all the website work myself, so rest assured that new content will be published here on MFCC beginning after the New Year.

In this post I will highlight a few of the new forum improvements here on MFCC, as well as the next in-person fishing class taking place on January 17 at Bass Pro Shops.

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