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Cape Cod Largemouth Bass Fishing From Shore During October

Ryan Collins

In this video I am freshwater largemouth bass fishing from shore on Cape Cod during October of 2018. I am with my rescue dog Rosie, who I am discovering does amazingly well during fishing trips.

She basically stays with me the entire time off the leash and doesn't wander off anywhere which is great. 

The largemouth bass fishing was also great during this trip, with many small ones caught around submerged timber and especially lily pads (which are quickly dying off now that it's getting cold here on Cape Cod).

The lure used during this video is a broken-back Rapala that was passed down to me from a 75 year old fishing friend of mine. Please click play below to watch!

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The Cape Cod Striper Season Is Far From Over

Ryan Collins

This weekend myself and members of My Fishing Cape Cod have found good numbers of striped bass from shore and from boat.

Early this morning I met up with my good friend and MFCC member Todd Baranowski at the un-Godly hour of 2am for a few hours of eel slinging.

We hooked into plenty of nice stripers as the stars shone above in the cool clear sky. As soon as the moon began to sink near the horizon the coyotes began howling and barking somewhere in the woods nearby, all while we were reeling in fish!

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“Run and Gun” Bluefin Tuna Fishing with Team GOOSE

Ryan Collins

In this video I am fishing with the team from the Goose Hummock Shops in Orleans and Dennis. We are on Phil Howarth's 39 foot Contender fishing for "football" size bluefin tuna off Cape Cod.

The day started flat calm with beautiful conditions. About an hour in we were hailed on the VHF radio and needed to assist a boat in distress! 

We towed the boat, passed them off to the Coast Guard, and then managed to catch 2 hard fighting bluefin tunas before a gale started blowing over Cape Cod. The ride home was rough, plowing through 6 foot seas into a 30knot wind. 

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Chasing Football Tuna Off Cape Cod With “Team Goose”

Ryan Collins

This past Monday my day got off to an early start. My alarm sounded at 3:45am and I hopped out of bed without too much trouble. 

There would be no "snoozing" the alarm today because I needed to hustle my way down the mid-Cape highway to Orleans where I would meet Phil Howarth of the Goose Hummock Shops and The Mighty Fish.

The plan was to take advantage of a brief weather window Monday morning, before an all out gale was predicted to hit Cape Cod in the afternoon. Also onboard for this "run and gun" tuna trip was videographer Tyler Adams and Viktar and Passah from Edged Up Fishing.

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Tautog Fishing With The Wife

Ryan Collins

During this tautog fishing trip we filmed a new episode of My Fishing Cape Cod TV, and my wife Lauren ended up catching the biggest tautog of the day!

If you read this report from the weekend then you already know there are a lot of tautog (especially juvenile tautog) hanging out in the shallow water rock piles.

These fish are a ton of fun to catch. Tautog fight hard and a great eating. Plus the high numbers of small fish make for quick action, which is good when fishing with kids or in my case - my wife Lauren!

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Tautog (Blackfish) Are Here In Good Numbers

Ryan Collins

During the fall tautog (also called blackfish) invade shallow water rock piles in big numbers. These hard fighting fish are fun to catch and taste delicious!

Recently I decided it was time to break out the tog gear and try my luck at some rock piles. It had been months since my last tautog trip and I was itching to catch some more hard fighting blackfish.

At 6:30am on October 9th I arrived at the boat ramp and met up with longtime MFCC member Dick Glockner, who would be joining me on this tautog trip. Dick wasted no time as I launched the boat, catching two bluefish right from the dock!

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Cool Weather & Hot Fishing | 2018 MFCC Podcast Finale

Kevin Collins

Hello and welcome to the final episode of the My Fishing Cape Cod podcast for the 2018 season! We recorded this episode earlier today (Friday, October 12th) to provide you with the most up to date Fall run reports. 

​In this week's podcast, you'll get the latest reports as big ​striped bass begin to push south. ​Bluefin tuna are also still in abundance, and tautog fishing is very good. There are still plenty of options for Cape Cod anglers as we continue into the Fall!

As always we are joined in this podcast by MFCC founder Ryan Collins and Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle. Additionally, we have ​our regular offshore report contributor calling in from Lower Cape Cod - ​Sam Brown of the Goose Hummock.

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October Tuna Fishing with Cullen

Ryan Collins

These trips will be a great opportunity to target the most powerful fish in the sea, with captain Cullen Lundholm of Cape Star Charters and a 3 or 4 person crew from My Fishing Cape Cod.

During these trips, you may cast lures to breaking fish, drop jigs to tuna feeding below, or use live bait. You might fish Stellwagen Bank or east of Cape Cod. Captain Cullen goes wherever the tuna are biting best.

Tuna fishing is serious business. The fish are powerful and the weather can be less than ideal. Prior fishing experience and a level of comfort being on the water out of sight from shore is a must.

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October 7th Surfcasting Report | Boulder Field Recon

Ryan Collins

I invested the first few hours of this morning into casting yellow Danny plugs around enormous cottage-size boulders in hopes of catching my first striped bass of October.

It was a dark and grey morning. The air was warm and the water temperature was about 64 degrees. There was a moderate breeze from the south/southwest.

During this trip I had my neighbor Scott with me. I explained to Scott that this was a recon trip and I had no idea if we would catch anything. He was cool with the idea, and at 6:30AM this morning we found ourselves on the beach surrounded by huge boulders that were deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago.

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October Tuna, Stripers and Tautog | Weekend Update

Kevin Collins

Hello and welcome to another edition of the 2018 My Fishing Cape Cod podcast! This episode was recorded Friday afternoon October 5th, and we have a ton of exciting news to share with you.

In this podcast you'll get the latest updates on bluefin tuna and albie fishing, along with striper and tautog. With plenty of bait around, we're hoping for some great fishing before the fish migrate south. 

As always we are joined in this podcast by MFCC founder Ryan Collins and Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle.​ We're also joined our usual offshore contributor Sam Brown of the Goose Hummock Shops in Orleans & Dennis. 

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