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My First (and possibly my last) Attempt at Making Sushi

Lauren Collins

Make sushi they said, it will be fun they said...

In my attempt to bring you an actual, real recipe for spicy tuna rolls, I instead created an absolute fail post, because let's face it, nobody's perfect, right?  Sushi making is hard!

As I write this, I am defeated.  My white flag has been raised.  After an hour of making sushi rice, marinating tuna and assembling sushi rolls, only to have a very sticky mess on my hands (literally), I give up.

The flavor though?  Oh, it was delicious!  But if my life depended on it and my only means of income was to roll sushi, I'd be living in a ditch under a bridge.

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New Podcast: Friday August 2nd Cape Cod Fishing Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to another edition of the My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast. This is your host Kevin Collins back with you for episode #13 of the 2019 season.

We have another great show for you today with our usual cast of characters reporting on how the fishing has been throughout the Cape & Islands region.

Please click here to download this podcast, or scroll below to learn more about what to expect.

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Flying Fish at the Cape Cod Canal | August 1st Report

Ryan Collins

This morning at around 1:30am, I encountered a tropical flying fish in the area of the Cape Cod Canal.

I have seen flying fish before when I was fishing the canyons, but that was nearly 100 miles offshore in the tropical waters of the Gulf Stream.

I also saw flying fish this past winter while fishing the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Costa Rica.

But I have never seen flying fish in the Cape Cod Canal, or anywhere else along Cape Cod's inshore coastline - until this morning.

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How to Catch August Stripers from Shore with Swimming Lures

Ryan Collins

During the heat of August on Cape Cod, the best fishing for striped bass from the beach will almost always occur during the night.

There are many different baits and lures that work well for stripers at night. However, there is one particular type of lure that is my "go-to" for surfcasting balmy summer nights.

In the following video tutorial I will "bring you with me" for a night of surfcasting the beach on Cape Cod. This video was filmed last summer but everything is still applicable.

You'll learn the best tide for 80% of the beaches I fish on Cape, and as the title of this tutorial suggests, I'll show you exactly how to catch stripers from shore on Cape Cod with swimming lures.

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The My Fishing Cape Cod Bluefish Cookbook (PDF download)

Lauren Collins

A few weeks ago I posted this somewhat silly recipe for bluefish, where you cook the fish on a cast iron pan in the oven, then throw the fish out, and eat the pan.  

I wonder how many of you got all the way to the end before realizing it was a joke!? 

All kidding aside, at the end of the post I asked readers to share their own favorite bluefish recipes, and the response was great!  

Through the forum, email and post comments, I am excited to report that I was able to put together a member contribution bluefish recipe e-book, with tried and beloved bluefish recipes, shared by members and fans of My Fishing Cape Cod. 

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July 27 Website Update: New “Logging-In Feature”

Ryan Collins

Since launching My Fishing Cape Cod in 2011, I've discovered that feedback from users is the best method to uncover ways to improve the experience here on MFCC.

So when MFCC member Jim Ives wrote to me about a technical issue he was encountering on the site, I knew I had to listen, and begin work on finding a solution as quickly as possible.

I am sure many of you reading this have encountered the same issue that Jim has. It happens when logged-out members of MFCC try clicking on a protected piece of content.

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Friday July 26th Cape Cod Podcast Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to another episode of the weekly My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast - published here every Friday afternoon.

I'm your host Kevin Collins, and I'm excited to welcome you to this week's show. As always we have a great lineup of guests in store.

Please scroll below to read a preview of the topics discussed in this week's podcast, or click here to download this podcast and start listening now. 🎣

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Fishing For Tuna 100 Miles Off Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Ryan Collins

It still boggles my mind that it's now possible to do a day trip to the Northeast Canyons, which are located about 100 miles south/southeast of Cape Cod & the Islands.

As long as the wind is calm a trip to the canyons takes about 3.5 hours. For a day trip, this means leaving the dock very early, while it's still dark.

For this trip, we departed the dock last week on July 17th at the odd hour of 2:45am. I would be fishing this canyon which is located about 100 miles offshore.

Onboard for this trip were MFCC members Ted and Kurt Saraceno, along with their friend Rob (who's also a member of MFCC). Thank you again fellas for inviting me along on this trip!

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My Experience Filming An Episode Of My Fishing Cape Cod TV

Garet Suomala

Hello My Fishing Cape Cod. 👋🏻 

Garet Suomala here with another interesting Cape Cod fishing adventure to share with you. So sit right back, and you will hopefully enjoy this adventure.

Something really cool happened to me back on June 10.

I was fortunate enough to be invited on Ryan's boat the Miss Loretta to film an episode for the 3rd season of My Fishing Cape Cod TV.

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86in Bluefin Tuna | July 22 Report

Ryan Collins

Yesterday morning I met captain Cullen of Cape Star Charters, and MFCC members Darren Jacobs, Steve Gopoyan and Mike Hawthorne for a morning of tuna fishing off Cape Cod.

Originally for this group trip we were supposed to be going for stripers, but with the bite for big bass being on the slow side, Cullen recommended we switch tactics and try for tuna instead.

Everyone onboard was excited about the chance to hopefully not just hook into a tuna, but to also play witness to the amazing marine life which is abundant right now off the Cape. What ensued was one of the most memorable group fishing trips of the year.

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