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Upcoming MFCC Group Fishing Trips

my fishing cape cod group fishing trip for tuna with cape star charters
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My Fishing Cape Cod group fishing trips are an affordable way to experience some of the best fishing Cape Cod has to offer.

And this September I'm happy to provide a group trip for giant tuna with captain Cullen from Cape Star Charters, as well as a striper trip with MFCC member Steve Leary of Wingman Sportfishing.

You can learn more about each trip, and reserve your spot onboard by scrolling below. 👇

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Fly Fishing The Cape | with Ian Bragdon of The Goose Hummock Shop

ian bragdon with huge striped bass caught on cape cod with the fly rod

Kevin Collins

Welcome to another edition of the My Fishing Cape Cod podcast!

This episode will be a great listen for not just fly anglers, but for anyone interested in learning about the diverse array of saltwater (and freshwater) fishing opportunities on Cape.

Today we interview Ian Bragdon-passionate fly angler and member of the team at the Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans, MA. 

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False Albie Fishing on Cape Cod | Full Episode

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False albacore have arrived in Cape waters, and today I wanted to share the first TV episode we ever created about fishing for albies. 

This will be a good watch for anyone interested in learning about false albacore fishing around Cape Cod & the Islands. You'll get advice for targeting albies with spinning and fly fishing tackle. 

In this episode, I first go fishing for albies with Dave Steeves from the Goose Hummock, and at the end of the episode I go fishing with MFCC member Hayden Gallagher. Click play below to watch! 👇

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Fluke Fishing on Cape Cod from Shore

*Note from Ryan: this post was originally published on September 4th of 2019. I figured now would be a good time to share it again, because fluke fishing around peanut bunker schools is something you can try doing this late summer and fall.

Yesterday morning I rolled out of bed at 5am and was fishing by sunrise. It was a beautiful summer morning, but there was a hint of fall in the air.

Usually this time of year I am focused on albies, stripers, or tuna. However, yesterday I decided to switch gears and try for fluke from shore.

Catching "keeper" size fluke is typically easier when fishing from a boat, but there are plenty of areas scattered throughout Cape Cod & the Islands where it's very possible to catch big fluke from terra firma.

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Grilled Swordfish with Chimichurri Sauce

Lauren Collins

I find it incredible that giant swordfish swim just off the coast of Cape Cod. These amazing fish are capable of hunting a mile below the surface of the ocean!

I also find it amazing how we are able to enjoy fresh boat-to-table swordfish. Ryan and I consider ourselves very lucky to live in such an abundant place.

The fresh meaty flavors of swordfish should never be hidden, only enhanced, and that's exactly what this recipe does. In my opinion, this recipe is "next level" swordfish, and is a whole new way to use up your fresh herbs from the garden.

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Friday August 21st Cape Cod Fishing Report

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Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to another episode of the My Fishing Cape Cod podcast. Today we bring you an exciting round of reports covering almost every type of fishing imaginable here on the Cape & Islands.

From huge bonito to stripers, bluefish to bluefin tuna and everything in between, this podcast will be a great listen for anyone interested in getting on the fish this weekend.

And for those of you who would prefer to read these reports instead of listening, you can click here to get access to a transcript of today's show.

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Why You Should Match Your Bait To The Size Of The Stripers

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A lot of my striper fishing is done using artificial lures. However, over the past few years I have enjoyed fishing for bass with chunk bait.

I've found that stripers will often show interest in chunk baits, even during the middle of a hot summer day, when nothing else is working.

However, I recently learned a valuable lesson in regards to the size of the chunks I should be fishing with.

I usually like to use fairly large chunks in hopes of enticing a big striper, but I think the mouths on the striped bass in the following video were probably too small to swallow the size of the chunk I was fishing with. 

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Live Mackerel Tuna Fishing

cape cod bluefin tuna thrashing at boatside
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This clip was filmed on July 22nd of 2019. Somehow I never got around to sharing it, but I figured better late than never!

During this trip myself and a crew of members from My Fishing Cape Cod were fishing with captain Cullen of Cape Star Charters

If you look real close in the video below, you might be able to see the bite! Watch as the tip of the rod on the left barely moves, right before Cullen starts reeling like crazy (in order to get tight on the tuna).

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Filter-Feeding Menhaden | Caught On Camera

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In this new video, you'll go underwater to watch as a massive school of menhaden (pogies) actively filter-feeds along the ocean bottom.

After watching, I feel you will have a better understanding why menhaden are often referred to as the "vacuum cleaners" of the ocean!

I used underwater cameras to film this school of menhaden last week on August 13th in Cape Cod Bay. In total, I estimate there were probably tens of thousands of menhaden filter-feeding in the area.

Please click play below to watch now! 👇

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