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Woods Hole Brown Shark Adventure and Surprise

Steve O'Malley

member since 2014

This past Sunday morning started like any other. The plan was to be up and on the boat before dawn, send and receive a few texts with my MFCC network, and then head out looking for the early bite.

The fishing in Buzzards Bay has been a little slow lately. They’re here, somewhere, but finding bass and albies hasn’t been easy for me.

On this day we had one boat from MFCC running through the canal to check Scorton Ledge for bass, and another boat was working the west end of the canal and upper Buzzard's Bay for bass and albies.

My idea was to run down south through Buzzard's Bay to Vineyard Sound. With a plan in place I headed south, hoping for fish, and expecting adventure.

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Tarpaulin Cove Light | Drone Video

Ryan Collins

Yesterday morning while fishing along the Elizabeth Islands I took a moment to capture historic Tarpaulin Cove Light on drone. It was a gorgeous sight!

The light was originally constructed in 1759 and has undergone many changes over the years. Hurricanes have destroyed certain parts and the main tower was replaced in 1891. 

Yesterday my friend Jay Mazzola and were fishing for albies in Tarpaulin Cove and I filmed this drone video at around 8:00am. Please click play below to watch! 👇

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Close Encounter With An Ocean Sunfish

Ryan Collins

September is a fantastic month for spotting ocean sunfish (mola molas) here on Cape Cod.

Mola molas are one of the heaviest known bony fishes in the world, weighing as much as 2,000 pounds!

Back on Sunday September 15th I launched my kayak in Cape Cod Bay and paddled about 1/2 mile offshore to where several molas were "sunning themselves" in the abundant sunshine.

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Friday September 20th Podcast Fishing Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to episode #20 of the 2019 weekly My Fishing Cape Cod podcast.

The summer season may be winding down, but we still have 4 more podcast episodes to come between today and mid-October.

We have our full panel of locals back with you for this podcast which was recorded just hours ago. Please click here to download this podcast, or scroll below to learn more about what to expect. 👇

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The Albies Are Finally Less Finicky!

Ryan Collins

When the albies first arrived on Cape Cod back in late August, they were extremely finicky and difficult to catch!

However, recently the false albacore in our area have finally started feeding on larger baits, which is making them much easier to fool.

Quite a few of our members in the forum are also reporting hookups with albies, and in this post I will fill you in on what I've been seeing out there.

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Linguine alle Vongole

Lauren Collins

Linguine alle Vongole is a classic Italian dish that is surprisingly simple to make.  It's a great way to enjoy local littleneck clams, and takes only 20 minutes or so to put together.

The simple flavors of this Italian dish are what make this one of my favorite pasta dishes of all time.

When I was in college, I worked at an Italian restaurant in Providence, RI that was famous for their linguine with clams - it was even featured on Food Network!  They offered red or white sauce, and if you know what's best for you, you order the white sauce.  Red sauce is good I guess, but white sauce is out of this world.

The rich white wine sauce leaves you scrambling for some bread to sop it all up when you're done, even after you just inhaled an entire plate of pasta.  Unfortunately, the restaurant has since closed, so I made it my mission to make my own. 

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Friday September 13th Cape Cod Fishing Podcast Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to another episode of the weekly My Fishing Cape Cod podcast.

Big albies, Spanish mackerel and bonito were hitting hard this morning, and striped bass as large as 30+ pounds have also been caught this week.

The bluefin tuna bite has also been very good this past week, and the commercial quota is filling up fast. Please click here to download this podcast, or scroll below to learn more about what to expect! 👇

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Giant Cape Cod Stingray (caught on video!)

Ryan Collins

Did you know that the largest stingray in the Atlantic Ocean (the roughtail stingray) can grow to be 800lbs, and hunts along the beaches of Cape Cod during the night?

Roughtail stingrays will often bury themselves in bottom sediment. They are opportunistic predators that feed on a variety of bony fish and invertebrates. 

During the night on Cape Cod it is not unusual for these massive stingrays to come within 20-30 yards of the shoreline, in as shallow as 3-4 feet of water!

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Slow-Trolling Live Eels for Monster Stripers on Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

Slow-trolling live eels is a super effective way to catch big striped bass on Cape Cod, especially during September and October.

The intricacies of eel fishing are many, and there are lots of tricks to the trade. However, slow-trolling is a relatively simple technique to learn.

In this post I'll first explain the technique to you, and then give you a link to a 12 minute video which I first published in 2014, where you can watch the slow-trolling technique in action.

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