my fishing cape cod logo

Saturday May 4th My Fishing Cape Cod Meetup

Ryan Collins

Online registration for our first meetup of the 2019 fishing season is now open! 

During this meetup you will have an opportunity to meet and network with other members from MFCC. This meetup will be a great opportunity to build your personal fishing network. 

In addition either myself or another speaker(s) will share a brief presentation and lead a discussion about a topic which is "to be determined."

Continue Reading

Putting Together the Pieces of the Block Island Puzzle

Dex Chadsey

On May 24th 2018, MFCC members Ned Bean, Gary Routenberg and myself were on the Block Island ferry, bound for five days of fishing on Block Island.

This was the third trip to Block for Ned and I. Gary has been to the island before, but this would be his first time fishing and he was eager to get started.

Soon after unloading at our rental house, we all geared up and went off to fish Ballard’s Beach and the Jetty affectionately known as “The Poop Chute” from it’s previous use as an outflow pipe.  This area is on the Northeast side of the island.

Continue Reading

New for 2019 | Cape Cod Springtime Vacation Packages

Ryan Collins

Cape Cod is a world renown vacation and fishing destination. However, the area can become quite busy and congested during the hectic summer tourist season.

This spring I am teaming up with a member of My Fishing Cape Cod who is offering an incredibly unique fishing/vacation opportunity at his private kettle pond property for readers of My Fishing Cape Cod.

For retirees or people who have the vacation time, a long weekend or week spent on the Cape during the spring "shoulder season" provides you with the same beaches, restaurants and beautiful scenery, but with more solitude, and far less traffic! 

Continue Reading

Surf Fishing the Fall Run | “Behind the Scenes” of MFCC TV

Ryan Collins

Thank you to everyone who has tuned-in to the second season of My Fishing Cape Cod TV! I really appreciate having you watching. 🙌🏻

This weekend marks the end of our airings for season #2. This Saturday at 9:30am (with a replay on Sunday) we will be replaying one of my favorite episodes, Surf Fishing the Fall Run.

In this episode I am fishing after a fall storm, which has pushed bait, bass & blues against the beach. Fishing with me is Dave Steeves of the Goose Hummock Shops and TheMightyFish.com. The fish really cooperated for us during this episode, and Dave and I were able to catch plenty with fly & spin.

Continue Reading

Trout Fishing Cape Cod’s Kettle Ponds | “Behind The Scenes”

Ryan Collins

In this episode, we go trout fishing in one of Cape Cod's numerous kettle ponds. These kettle ponds were carved out thousands of years ago by receding glaciers.

Not only are Cape Cod's kettle ponds gorgeous places for fishing and outdoor recreation, but the state of Massachusetts also stocks many of them with plentiful amounts of rainbow, brook, tiger and brown trout.

The filming of this episode began back in late October of 2017, and the episode originally aired during season #1 of My Fishing Cape Cod TV. However it was a very popular episode, and with trout season right around the corner here on Cape Cod, we figured now would be a good time to air it again.

The rest of this post will include extra information about good trout fishing spots on Cape Cod, and will outline some of the simple techniques we used during this episode, plus much more.

Continue Reading

Keepemwet® – A New Initiative We Can All Stand Behind

Ryan Collins

Research has shown that keeping fish in the water as much as possible goes a long way. Removing the fish from the water for a quick selfie photo can decrease the odds of its survival.

This year I'd like to promote a new initiative that I think we can all stand behind. I think the fish will benefit as well!

The objective of Keepemwet® is to the spread the word on the better handling of fish you are going to release. Keepemwet® is NOT in any way opposed to lawful harvest of fish for consumption. This is purely relevant to scenarios when fish are released.

Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes of Episode #6: Catch & Cook Striped Bass

Lauren Collins

The second season of My Fishing Cape Cod TV is airing every weekend on NBC SportsBOSTON, now through the beginning of March. This season of My Fishing Cape Cod TV has definitely been the year for the Collins women to get on screen!

Last weekend in episode #3, you may remember watching Ryan's mom Kathy as she reeled in some of the biggest stripers of the entire season by trolling the tube and worm.

This weekend in episode #4, we included a "cooking your catch" segment to help give you some ideas for what to do with your catch! Our cooking the catch episode was a lot of fun to film.

Continue Reading

The 2019 Goose Hummock Seminar Series | This Weekend @ The Boat Show!

Ryan Collins

Show season is upon us, and one of the largest shows in the region, The New England Boat Show, is happening this weekend at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

In addition to all the amazing boats which will be on display, our friends at the Goose Hummock Shops have created an award winning bulk display, essentially moving their entire shop into the store!

Team Goose has also organized an entire seminar series, including speakers such as Patrick Sebile of Ocean Born Lures. Seminars cover a wide range of topics from fishing the flats for striped bass, to bluefin tuna fishing. I will also be hosting a seminar which you can read more about below. 

Continue Reading

Interview with Paul Osimo of Lo-Fli Fly Fishing System

Billy Mitchell
Member since 2014

Hello My Fishing Cape Cod! My name is Billy Mitchell and I've been a member here on the website since June of 2014.

Over the years I've communicated with many of you here via the blog or within our forum. I've also had the pleasure of fishing with many MFCC members in-person!

During 2018 I launched my own personal website called Seven Stripes Fishing, where I share my own fishing reports, products, information about charter services, and most recently, interviews with local captains and people involved in the industry.

Continue Reading

New England Boat Show Seminar (Sunday 11am) | Cape Cod: A Fishing Wonderland

Ryan Collins

Join me this Sunday February 17 @ 11am in seminar room B for "Cape Cod: A Fishing Wonderland" at the New England Boat Show! In this seminar I will take you month-by-month through a season of fishing Cape Cod. 

Learn what species will be available from shore and boat. Discover top locations and techniques for striped bass, bluefin tuna and more. Complete with high resolution photos and videos.

In addition, all those in attendance will have go home with free My Fishing Cape Cod bumper stickers, as well as a "cheat sheet" that contains extra information, locations and tips for fishing the Cape. Plus other surprise bonuses!

Continue Reading