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Speed Trolling for Big Bluefish

During the fall on Cape Cod big fat bluefish often invade places inside Cape Cod Bay, the canal, and along the Outer Cape.

Below is footage from recent "speed trolling" for bluefish trips I went on with my dad on September 22 and 23. 👇

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Big Bluefish Are Around!

Yesterday at 12:30pm I drove to the town of Sandwich where I picked up my friend Garet for an afternoon fishing trip aboard my 21 foot Hydra Sport the Miss Loretta.

Some of you might recognize Garet from the articles he's contributed over the years to My Fishing Cape Cod. Garet also joins me on occasion at fishing expos and seminars throughout New England.

There was a moderate breeze from the north yesterday afternoon, but it was predicted to die down. I expected to have an enjoyable and calm evening on the water.

Finding some fish would be a bonus!

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I Never Liked Bluefish, Until I Tried This Simple Recipe

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Note from Ryan: This recipe from Lauren was originally published in August of 2015. Today I updated this post with new information and links to other popular bluefish recipes - including the MFCC Bluefish "Cookbook" which you can download below. Enjoy!

Lauren Collins

Here’s something to wrap your head around – bluefish that tastes delicious!

I’ve never been a big fan of bluefish – their sharp teeth and oily, fishy and worst of all blue meat, make them less than desirable (at least for me).

For a long time Ryan and I have tried to figure out a simple and delicious way to cook bluefish without using mayonnaise. 

That's when one of our members here on My Fishing Cape Cod, Eric Meyer, shared with us his recipe for caramelized bluefish.

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My First Experience Smoking Bluefish (and Our Smoked Bluefish Pâté Recipe)

Smoked Bluefish Recipe
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Ever since I was a little kid, I have heard anglers talking about smoking bluefish. I've eaten smoked bluefish before and I've always enjoyed it.

However, it was not until the summer of 2020 that I finally tried smoking bluefish on my own. I'm happy to report that the results were great!

Smoked bluefish has now become one of my favorite locally available seafood items. In this report, I'd like to share with you what I've learned so far about smoking bluefish and smoked bluefish recipes.

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My First Experience Smoking Bluefish VIDEO FOOTAGE

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This video post goes alongside the written report which I published earlier today. If you haven't read that report, then you can do so here.

Bluefish are not only good for smoking, but as many of you know, bluefish are also a lot of fun to catch. They are aggressive and fight hard.

In this video, you'll come along on a tin boat blue fishing adventure with my wife Lauren and I. This video was filmed on September 5th 2020 inside Cape Cod Bay.

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Exciting New Underwater Video Clip of Bluefish Chasing Live Bait

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Cape Cod's saltwater environment is a wild world. Each day on Cape, countless underwater dramas unfold as predators such as stripers, tuna and tautog hunt their prey.

The vast majority of the action is never witnessed by human eyes. However, in today's video I'm going to give you a glimpse of the fascinating world beneath the Cape's waves.

I filmed the following video on October 8th in Buzzard's Bay. In this video clip you'll see an estimated 2 pound bluefish in hot pursuit of a live killifish. I found the agility of both predator and prey to be fascinating. 

Please click play below to see what I mean!?

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Goose Hummock Fishing Report | May 29th

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Yesterday my friends from the Goose Hummock Shops published their weekly Cape Cod fishing report, which goes live each Friday.

Today I just wanted to share the video with you in case you've never tuned-in before to their YouTube channel.

In yesterday's report, captain Phil Howarth from the Goose provided a full update on everything from black sea bass, to bluefin tuna. Click play below to check it out! ?

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If You Absolutely Despise Bluefish, This Recipe is For You.

Lauren Collins

Raise your hand if you're one of the billion people who think bluefish taste oily, fishy and just plain gross!

I too, thought the taste of bluefish was pretty awful, but I learned that with the right preparation, it can actually be a pretty great recipe.

When Ryan and I first started dating, I learned two very important things.

One, you can never spend too much time fishing, and two, bluefish are the enemy.  They smell bad, they have huge giant teeth, and they steal the bait for what you actually want...stripers (also dogfish, but we'll get to that some other time).

With this information, I had pretty much already made my decision that bluefish suck, but then I started trying a few different recipes and ways to cook it, and you know what?  It's not so bad after all!

So here is the recipe that will change all bluefish-haters. 

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