June 15, 2024

This post was originally published in September of 2020 and has been updated for the 2024 season.Needles rank as one of the most versatile plugs in the surf casters arsenal, and they are simplistic in design.For all intents and purposes, a needle is simply a weighted, tapered plug of wood ...

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How To Fish Needlefish Lures For Striped Bass
April 23, 2024

In the world of fishing, where the quest for the perfect tackle setup never ends, the My Fishing Cape Cod community has established a new marketplace that’s become a valuable resource for anglers of all levels.Fishing gear accumulates, whether it's the impulse buys from the latest tackle sale or the ...

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How to Sell (or swap) Your Gear on My Fishing Cape Cod
November 6, 2023

This past season I went fishing twice with MFCC member Calvin Toran-Sandlin. During both trips we fished gnarly rock strewn areas. I'll write up a full post about the experience as soon as I can, but in the meantime I wanted to share a little video footage from our first trip ...

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Lures & Gear for Fishing Cape Cod’s Boulder Fields from Shore
July 6, 2023

Hello and welcome to another edition of the My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast from myfishingcapecod.com. This is your host, Kevin Collins, and I'm very pleased to be with you today for a very special edition of the MFCC Podcast.For those of you familiar with our programs, we usually do a ...

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Braided Line Secrets with World Renown Angler Patrick Sebile
July 15, 2022

This post was originally published on October 15th, 2020.Personally the Darter might just be my favorite plug to fish in the surf.Identified by their distinct slope-headed profile, and their unique action in the water, the darter should have a place in every New England surfcasters' bag. Darters are an ideal plug ...

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How To Fish Bottle Plugs & Darters For Striped Bass
January 23, 2021

*This post from 8-year MFCC member Dex Chadsey was originally published in December of 2016. We figured now would be a good time to re-publish this post, because all the information is still very relevant to striper fishing in 2021. I'd been hearing about how successful Daiwa SP Minnows could be ...

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How To Keep Your SP Minnow From Damaging Small Fish
December 3, 2020

Wind knots are a common issue that frustrate all levels of anglers. A wind knot refers to a tangle in the fishing line that prevents someone from casting and retrieving effectively. Wind knots generally occur anytime you have line twist where the line going through the rod's tip is slower ...

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Wind Knots – Causes & Solutions
October 1, 2020

The metal lip might just be the quintessential New England surfcasting plug.Unlike needlefish plugs it’s near impossible to break metal lips down into any kind of nice and neat categories. There are simply too many different builders, each with their own styles, designs, unique action, capabilities and purpose. To really begin ...

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How To Fish Metal Lip Lures For Striped Bass
May 7, 2019

Ryan CollinsHey MFCC This is Sam Brown of the Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans, MA. In this video I will share with you an array of different spinning reels (at different price points) that work well for surfcasting on Cape Cod. Throughout the video I also mention an article here on ...

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Surfcasting Cape Cod: Best Spinning Reels For The Beach
May 7, 2018

Sam BrownGoose Hummock Pro StaffI am fortunate to call Cape Cod my home. I was born and raised in the small town of Orleans, where driving out on the “Outer Beach" (also  known to many surfcasters as “The Great Beach") was a Sunday tradition for my family. Although I never ...

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Surfcasting Cape Cod’s Outer Beaches During “The Spring Run”
December 16, 2016

Dex ChadseyMFCC member since 2013 I couldn't be happier with my two dry tops. High quality gear is really important to me, as it lets me go out in any situation. No matter the weather, I know I will be comfortable and safe.I wear a Simms dry top during the summer, ...

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Best Dry Tops For Surfcasting In Stormy Weather