August 24, 2023

*This post originally appeared on My Fishing Cape  Cod in March of 2017. The canal sunset image above is courtesy of I first started fishing the Cape Cod Canal I did a lot of watching, trying to figure out how to even have a chance to catch a fish.I heard about ...

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My Canal Jigging Epiphany
August 17, 2023

The Cape Cod Canal can be an intimidating place to fish if you have never fished it before. There are odd currents, confusing tides, unforgiving bottom, back cast-snagging bushes and trees, barnacle laden rocks, slippery sea weed and a variety of other odds and ends which make fishing the Canal ...

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Things Experienced Cape Cod Canal Fisherman Do, To Catch Big Fish
August 1, 2023

This article was first published in August of 2015 For the shore bound angler on the Cape Cod Canal, one alternative to summer’s annual dog-day fishing doldrums is fluke fishing. Given the right set of conditions, fluke fishing from shore can be an enjoyable and productive fair-weather summertime activity. Tackle ...

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Fluke Fishing in the Cape Cod Canal
July 17, 2023

When you think of fishing the Canal, what immediately comes to mind? You may have visions of the rushing current, the rip in front of you, the structure that lies beneath the surface and how that influences where the fish will be holding.  Very rarely do we consider the lay ...

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4 Casting Tips for Fishing the Cape Cod Canal
July 3, 2023

One way my Dad got me hooked on fishing was by taking me to the Cape Cod Canal on Sunday evenings when I was between the ages of 6 and 10 years old. No we did not jig or plug for big stripers, but we did catch a ton of ...

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8 Steps To Fishing The Cape Cod Canal With Kids
June 7, 2023

This post was originally published during the 2013 season. Lately I've been talking with many people who fish the Cape Cod Canal. Some are beginners while others have decades of Canal fishing experience. Throughout these conversations I've noticed several little things that are yielding big results for beginners and experienced folks alike. ...

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5 Canal Fishing Tips That Yield Big Results. Especially #5
May 31, 2023

Note from ryan About this post Earlier this spring I started receiving questions about recommended reels for fishing at the Cape Cod Canal. I figured who better to ask for up-to-date recommendations than AJ Coots of Red Top Sporting Goods in Buzzard's Bay. Thank you AJ for contributing this post, ...

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2023 Recommended Reels for the Cape Cod Canal
May 13, 2023

*This article was originally published during September of 2012. Today I've updated the article and have decided to re-publish. I hope you find this article helpful. Please let me know what you think!Without a doubt nothing beats the excitement of watching a large striped bass crush a top-water plug at ...

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Locating Prime Jigging Spots at the Cape Cod Canal
March 8, 2023

The Cape Cod Canal has some of the strongest tides on all of Cape Cod. During extreme weather situations the current inside the Canal can get cranking to almost scary speeds. It's always important to remain cautious when moving around on the Canal rocks when the tide is cranking. The ...

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Cape Cod Canal Tides | Understand Them To Catch More Fish
April 15, 2021

Last weekend on Saturday April 10th I splashed our family's boat the Miss Loretta. For this trip I was with my dad Jake and my friend Garet. We purchased a new 150hp Evinrude Etech at the end of last season, so our goal for this trip was to just make ...

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My First Cape Cod Canal Cruise of 2021
June 12, 2020

​ Recently my friends and I decided to pick up some trash at the Cape Cod Canal, and we enjoyed a beautiful morning with many amazing sights and scenes. Within 2 hours we scooped up several trash bags full of junk between the Sagamore Bridge and the Bournedale Herring run.  ...

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Helping To Keep The Cape Cod Canal Clean
May 30, 2018

Andrew Burke Hello Everyone! I hope you're doing well, and are forming plans for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend! I know I'm planning on hitting the water with friends and family over the three day weekend. The fishing hasn't cracked wide open yet, but keepers have settled in to a ...

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A Morning on the Cape Cod Canal with JoeBaggs Lures