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Fishing The 2020 Big Game Battle

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My dad and I, and a friend, recently had a great weekend fishing the Nantucket Big Game Battle. We fished down south at the canyons on day 1 of the tournament, which was on Friday.

We departed Nantucket Harbor at 2:30 am and set a heading for Hydrographer Canyon. After making pretty good time, we set lines in at the tip of the canyon at approximately 6 am. 

The spread consisted of 4 spreader bars off the riggers, a marlin lure down the center, a weighted daisy chain off the flat, and a Nomad DTX Minnow (pictured below) off the other flat.

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Our Favorite Places To Take The Boat For Lunch

This past winter I asked the MFCC community where they like to go in the summer to dock the boat and have a bite to eat.  

Now the votes are in, and here are the top spots, complete with mooring information, so you can enjoy the Cape, whether by boat, car, bike or hike!  

This list begins with the Upper Cape and works it's way down to Provincetown. At the end we even mention a couple of MFCC's favorite spots on Martha's Vineyard.

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Giant Bluefin Tunas Attacking Mackerel | Filmed Underwater

Yesterday we had another great bluefin tuna fishing trip off Cape Cod with my friend Cullen of Cape Star Charters.

Also onboard for this trip were My Fishing Cape Cod members John Conroy, David Hoganson and his 13 year old son Carter.

The bite was really, really good and I was able to capture some footage of tunas attacking mackerel 200+ feet beneath the boat.

You can click play below to watch some of the footage! 👇

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Friday August 7th Cape Cod Fishing Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to another episode of our weekly My Fishing Cape Cod fishing report podcast. 

In today's show we get reports from MFCC founder Ryan Collins, Goose Hummock owner Phil Howarth, and Cape & Islands Mitsubishi owner (and MFCC member) Bruno Demir.

As always, you can scroll below for an overview of today's show and to read the podcast transcript, or you can click here to start listening now.

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New “Catch & Cook” Video: Cape Cod Stuffed Quahogs with Chorizo

Seafood and summer go hand-in-hand here on Cape Cod. One of my favorite summertime activities is diving for sea clams, also called quahogs. 

These large clams can be found over Cape Cod's vast sand flats, and are best harvested at low tide.

Last summer my wife Lauren published this wonderfully delicious stuffed quahog recipe that will make your mouth water!

Today I want to share with you a "catch and cook" video that we created during the summer of 2019, but that I'm just now finally getting around to publishing.

In this video we will take you with me as we dive for clams, shuck the clams, and ultimately cook them on the grill. 🍴

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“Revive and Release” – 6 Tips for Releasing Stripers

Striped bass are tough creatures, but the strain put on a fish while being caught is intense.

Imagine you just ran a marathon, and then suddenly someone covered your mouth and you couldn't breathe. That might be what it's like for a striper.

That's why I feel it's really important to do everything in our power to catch and release stripers in the least harmful way possible - especially if fishing at the Cape Cod Canal.

By following the six tips outlined below, you will help ensure that the striper you just caught swims away alive and healthy.

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Amazing Menhaden (Pogie) Schools Off Cape Cod

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This past Wednesday July 29th I had a unique opportunity to film and photograph two amazing schools of menhaden. 

Over the past several days I've seen menhaden schools inside Cape Cod Bay, as well as along the Atlantic-facing beaches of Outer Cape Cod. 

Each school probably contained several thousand menhaden. I know many people reading this have seen these schools before, but have you ever wondered what it actually looked like down there?

Well here you go! 👇

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Cuttyhunk Island Fishing Report | July 2020


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Cuttyhunk is a small island at the westernmost tip of the Elizabeth Islands. The cliffs of Aquinnah at Martha's Vineyard are visible from Cuttyhunk's southern shoreline.

This small little island is full of character, peace and quiet, and fishing opportunities. Last week a group of anglers from My Fishing Cape Cod surfcast the rocky coast of Cutty, and in today's podcast we'll cover what they encountered and experienced.

This podcast was recorded on Thursday July 23rd, and it will be a great listen for anyone interested in learning more about Cuttyhunk Island. We talk plenty about the island's fishing opportunities, but we also cover accomodations, how to get to the island, and much more.

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How I Out-Fished My Husband

If that title doesn't draw you into this post, then I don't know what will! That's right, this girl out-fished the "one and only" Ryan Collins, fair and square.

Ryan has been meaning to publish this post for a long time. I wonder if the fact that I out-fished him has something to do with why it's taken him so long to share this? 😂

In fact, this trip occurred last July, but Ryan has informed me that the lures and techniques we used will still work great right now for anyone who wants to surfcast the Cape's beaches at night. 

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Monday July 27th Cape Cod Fishing Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to another episode of our weekly My Fishing Cape Cod fishing report podcast. From all of us here at MFCC, we hope you had a great weekend!

Today's show covers a lot of recent information, from giant halibut east of Chatham, to striped bass at the legendary Cape Cod Canal (plus much more).

As always, you can scroll below for an overview of today's show and to read the podcast transcript, or you can click here to start listening now.

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