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Friday August 7th Cape Cod Fishing Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to another episode of our weekly My Fishing Cape Cod fishing report podcast. 

In today's show we get reports from MFCC founder Ryan Collins, Goose Hummock owner Phil Howarth, and Cape & Islands Mitsubishi owner (and MFCC member) Bruno Demir.

As always, you can scroll below for an overview of today's show and to read the podcast transcript, or you can click here to start listening now.

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New “Catch & Cook” Video: Cape Cod Stuffed Quahogs with Chorizo

Seafood and summer go hand-in-hand here on Cape Cod. One of my favorite summertime activities is diving for sea clams, also called quahogs. 

These large clams can be found over Cape Cod's vast sand flats, and are best harvested at low tide.

Last summer my wife Lauren published this wonderfully delicious stuffed quahog recipe that will make your mouth water!

Today I want to share with you a "catch and cook" video that we created during the summer of 2019, but that I'm just now finally getting around to publishing.

In this video we will take you with me as we dive for clams, shuck the clams, and ultimately cook them on the grill. 🍴

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“Revive and Release” – 6 Tips for Releasing Stripers

Striped bass are tough creatures, but the strain put on a fish while being caught is intense.

Imagine you just ran a marathon, and then suddenly someone covered your mouth and you couldn't breathe. That might be what it's like for a striper.

That's why I feel it's really important to do everything in our power to catch and release stripers in the least harmful way possible - especially if fishing at the Cape Cod Canal.

By following the six tips outlined below, you will help ensure that the striper you just caught swims away alive and healthy.

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Amazing Menhaden (Pogie) Schools Off Cape Cod

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This past Wednesday July 29th I had a unique opportunity to film and photograph two amazing schools of menhaden. 

Over the past several days I've seen menhaden schools inside Cape Cod Bay, as well as along the Atlantic-facing beaches of Outer Cape Cod. 

Each school probably contained several thousand menhaden. I know many people reading this have seen these schools before, but have you ever wondered what it actually looked like down there?

Well here you go! 👇

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Cuttyhunk Island Fishing Report | July 2020


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Cuttyhunk is a small island at the westernmost tip of the Elizabeth Islands. The cliffs of Aquinnah at Martha's Vineyard are visible from Cuttyhunk's southern shoreline.

This small little island is full of character, peace and quiet, and fishing opportunities. Last week a group of anglers from My Fishing Cape Cod surfcast the rocky coast of Cutty, and in today's podcast we'll cover what they encountered and experienced.

This podcast was recorded on Thursday July 23rd, and it will be a great listen for anyone interested in learning more about Cuttyhunk Island. We talk plenty about the island's fishing opportunities, but we also cover accomodations, how to get to the island, and much more.

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How I Out-Fished My Husband

If that title doesn't draw you into this post, then I don't know what will! That's right, this girl out-fished the "one and only" Ryan Collins, fair and square.

Ryan has been meaning to publish this post for a long time. I wonder if the fact that I out-fished him has something to do with why it's taken him so long to share this? 😂

In fact, this trip occurred last July, but Ryan has informed me that the lures and techniques we used will still work great right now for anyone who wants to surfcast the Cape's beaches at night. 

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Monday July 27th Cape Cod Fishing Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to another episode of our weekly My Fishing Cape Cod fishing report podcast. From all of us here at MFCC, we hope you had a great weekend!

Today's show covers a lot of recent information, from giant halibut east of Chatham, to striped bass at the legendary Cape Cod Canal (plus much more).

As always, you can scroll below for an overview of today's show and to read the podcast transcript, or you can click here to start listening now.

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Veatch Canyon | Offshore Fishing Report

My dad and I had a great day-trip to the canyons this past Wednesday July 22nd. We left the Nantucket Boat Basin at 4:30 am and headed straight for the tip of Veatch Canyon.

We chose Veatch due to some fresh intel we gathered a day or two prior to the trip. The ride out was very calm, with little to no wind, but we did run into 10 miles of fog which slowed us down a bit. 

At 7:30 am we arrived at the tip of Veatch, and started setting out the spread into the 78 degree blue water; deploying 4 bars from the outriggers, 1 bullet down the center, a braid bigeye rocket chain on the flat, and a Nomad DTX Minnow (pictured below) on the other flat.

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How To Use Side-Scan Sonar

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Sonar has helped me tremendously, and it's definitely made finding and catching fish much easier. However, a part of me wishes that sonar did not exist.

I feel that the “old school” fishing knowledge that was centered around wind, tides, weather, and a certain kind of “instinct” is no longer as important as it once was, prior to sonar coming onto the scene.

Sonar makes catching fish much, much easier. Yet as we discussed in Understanding Your Sonar 101, just having a sonar on your boat is no guarantee that you’ll find and catch fish. There’s a lot more to it.

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Fluke Fishing in the Cape Cod Canal – Recommended Bait & Tackle

Landing Fluke at the Cape Cod Canal
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Note from Ryan: This post from MFCC member John D. Silva was originally published in August of 2015. I figured now would be a good time to re-publish this post, because fluke fishing in the canal is a great option for anglers right now.

John D. Silva

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.

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