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Classic Lobster Mac & Cheese

Lauren Collins

This classic lobster mac & cheese, using a mixture of sharp cheddar and nutty gruyere, is so easy to make yet much lighter than most other recipes you find.  

Adding in savory breadcrumbs then letting it bake to bubbling and crispy perfection, is what makes this dish so irrisistable.

Living in New England, on Cape Cod nonetheless, means that lobster is a quintessential part of living here, so of course I had to do a few lobster recipes for you! 

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Friday September 6th Cape Cod Fishing Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to the 18th episode of the 2019 My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast. It is great to have you listening-in to this week's show!

The past seven days have been very interesting. From albies and bonito, to giant bluefin tuna, to humongous rays hooked from shore.

You will learn about that and much more by listening to this Friday's episode. Please click here to download this podcast, or scroll below to learn more about what to expect! 👇

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Fluke Fishing on Cape Cod from Shore

Ryan Collins

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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Recent Giveaway & Prize Winners

Ryan Collins

Each month this summer we've hosted various giveaways and handed out some nice prizes to MFCC members and fans.

In this post I'd like to recognize the winners of our most recent giveaways and prizes.

If you haven't yet won any of the giveaways or prizes, then please stay tuned, because I would like to continue giving away cool gear and tackle throughout this fall and upcoming winter!

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My Favorite Place To Catch False Albacore On Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

During late summer and fall here on Cape Cod we are gifted by the appearance of false albacore, which are in my opinion the most exciting fish to catch on light tackle!

Albies fight harder and longer than striped bass and bluefish. They go on mad runs, stripping dozens of yards of line from a light spinning reel.

Albies also crash bait and lures on the surface, and hunt at amazingly high rates of speed, which only adds to the excitement. Albie fishing can be quite addictive and I often hear about anglers saying they need to get their "albie fix." 

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Striped Bass Ceviche

Lauren Collins

First I shared my halibut recipe with you earlier this summer, and now I bring you an even more delicious ceviche recipe, made with freshly caught striped bass (because I know you all have stock in it right now!)

Made with diced jalapeño, onion, pepper, cilantro and avocado, this is so easy to make a great for a no-cook meal.

The first time I had striped bass ceviche was at Fishermen's View in Sandwich, and boy I have to tell you, I couldn't stop thinking about it!  What a great, fresh idea to use up striped bass!

But before we get started with this recipe inspired by FV, I just want to make sure we're all on the same page here - a striper is spelling one "p", got it? 😉

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Friday August 30th Cape Cod Podcast Report | And Member-Only Giveaway!


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Hello and welcome to another weekly episode of the 2019 My Fishing Cape Cod podcast.

Believe it or not, September is right around the corner. Where has the summer gone? I cannot believe it's Labor Day Weekend!

September is the month when you never know what you may see, as many different species of fish are now available in the waters surrounding Cape Cod & the Islands.

In addition, Ryan is giving away a new tuna lure from Striper Gear which is a company created by MFCC member and Falmouth resident Mike Webster!  GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

Congrats to MFCC member Charlie Lewis who won the Sinking Shearwater lure from Striper Gear - a company created by MFCC member and Falmouth resident Mike Webster!

The lure is called a "Sinking Shearwater" and it is 7.5inches long and weighs 4.75oz.

If you are a member of MFCC, then you can enter the giveaway by simply leaving a comment at the bottom of this post. 👇

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

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Spanish Mackerel Have Arrived On Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

Spanish Mackerel are here in the waters surrounding Cape Cod & the Islands.

If you are unfamiliar with Spanish Mackerel, they are a colorful and delicious fish that I usually encounter when I am fishing during the winter in Costa Rica.

The Spanish Macks in Costa Rica get quite large and can be caught from boat and from shore using epoxy jigs, swimming plugs, and topwater lures.

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Top 10 Most Helpful People This Summer On My Fishing Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

Our private forum gives our members a chance to post their questions, offer advice, share reports and connect with other anglers.

We have thousands of threads about fishing almost every part of Cape Cod. We also have threads for cooking, traveling, gear and equipment, and much more.

The forum also tracks statistics such as "most likes received" which means I can see which members are contributing the most, and which members are helping the most people.

Likes in the MFCC forum express agreement, support, and highlight interesting posts. The more likes a member has received, the more helpful their posts have been for other members on the site!

Today I'd like to recognize the top 10 My Fishing Cape Cod members who have accumulated the most Likes during the summer of 2019.

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False Albacore Have Arrived On Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

This past Friday August 24 myself, captain Cullen of Cape Star, my dad, and MFCC members Justin Demers and Brian Blair met at 6AM to go hunting for albies off Cape Cod.

The original plan was to go fishing for bluefin tuna, but with winds out of the north we knew the tuna grounds would be rough, windy and uncomfortable.

Therefore instead of chasing tuna, we decided to go on the hunt for the first false albacore (albies) of the 2019 season. Little did we know we would end up encountering not just albies, but several other species as well!

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