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Rescuing A 500+ Pound Entangled Leatherback Turtle Off Cape Cod, MA

Ryan Collins

During the summer of 2018 I stumbled across (and later untangled) a massive leatherback turtle that was entangled in a lobster pot line inside Cape Cod Bay.

It was early September and I was motoring along in my boat, when I noticed a lobster buoy that was getting pulled under. My initial thought was "Wow the current must be strong today!" 

Yet upon closer inspection I saw a huge dark mass beneath the water. Moments later an enormous head appeared next to the colorful lobster buoy. It was a leatherback sea turtle, and a pretty big one at that!

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10 Tips for Surfcasting Cape Cod and Costa Rica | Surf Day, NJ 2018

Ryan Collins

Back during February of 2018 I had the honor of presenting at Surf Day, which is an event in New Jersey dedicated to surfcasters.

At the event I held a 54 minute long seminar, complete with photos and videos, highlighting 10 important tips for surfcasting Cape Cod (and Costa Rica).

Today I would like to share with you the full 54 minute video presentation, which covers a lot of strategies, equipment and other details I make sure to pay attention to when surfcasting the Cape for stripers, bluefish and other species.

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Stripers, Albies, and Tautog from Shore | MFCC Podcast Report

Kevin Collins

Hello and welcome to another episode of the 2018 My Fishing Cape Cod podcast! This episode was recorded earlier just a couple of hours ago and we have a ton of fresh intel to share with you. 

In this podcast you'll hear the latest on the wide variety of species available to anglers on Cape Cod right now, as well as a look into what the month of October will bring. 

As always we are joined in this podcast by MFCC founder Ryan Collins and Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle. We also welcome our regular offshore and Lower Cape contributor Sam Brown of the Goose Hummock Shops. 

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Bruiser Bluefish Finally Show Up

Ryan Collins

I know some of you reading this are probably saying to yourselves, "Ryan what do you mean bruiser bluefish finally showed up? I've been catching them all season long!"

Well that is terrific for you ✌🏻However big bluefish have been hard to come by this season for me! 

The weather the past 10 days here on Cape Cod has also made fishing and scheduling trips very challenging. I've been postponing trips left and right due to strong northeast winds, but finally yesterday afternoon I was able to sneak out for a few quick hours.

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Another JoeBaggs Togzilla Giveaway!

Ryan Collins

The fall tautog season is upon us, and I hope you spend some time fishing for them! These structure-oriented saltwater fish fight like crazy and are absolutely delicious eating.

Plus the months of October & November are usually great for tog fishing. So this fall we are excited to partner with JoeBaggs for another Togzilla Giveaway!

I hope you will give tautog a try this fall, and when you head out, you might just have some new Togzilla jigs as part of your arsenal-if you get lucky in this month's brand new giveaway.

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Giant Tuna On Spinning Gear | 4hr Battle Ends In Heartbreak VIDEO

Ryan Collins

There is nothing more exciting than seeing 500 pound giant bluefin tuna going airborne and crashing on the surface, as they chase bait at max speed.

This was the exact scenario myself and MFCC member Aaron Permlutter found ourselves in last Sunday while fishing with Cullen from Cape Star Charters.

Giant tuna were crashing the surface when we hooked a fish that was probably 95 inches long and potentially heavier than 500lbs. We battled the tuna for 4hrs on spinning tackle before losing it at the boat!

You can watch the entire experience by clicking play below.

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Giant Bluefin Tuna off Cape Cod | MFCC Podcast

Kevin Collins

Hello and welcome to another episode of the 2018 My Fishing Cape Cod podcast! This episode was recorded earlier today (Friday September 21st) and we have a ton of exciting news to share with you.

In this podcast you'll get the latest reports on the relatively slow striped bass bite, and the great bluefin tuna and "funny fish" bite.

As always we are joined in this podcast by MFCC founder Ryan Collins and Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle. In addition we have our usual offshore contributor joining us this week - Sam Brown of the Goose Hummock.

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Recent My Fishing Cape Cod Derby & Giveaway Winners

Ryan Collins

Over the past week we've had 3 new winners from the derby and two recent giveaways.

Both of these guys will go home with new lures to try out this fall, plus one of them will also go home with a canal plug bag, jigs and more!

We are having a blast here on My Fishing Cape Cod running these giveaways and contests, and it makes me happy to send out free gear and prizes to our fans and members. 

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4hr Battle with Cape Cod Bluefin Tuna on Spinning Rod Ends in Heartbreak

Ryan Collins

This past Sunday I found myself miles offshore, surrounded by bluefin tuna, as I fished with captain Cullen Lundholm of Cape Star Charters and two year MFCC member Aaron Permlutter.

We had numerous shots at big fish throughout the morning, but the tunas were being finicky, and were not easily fooled. In addition, dense fog was at times making it difficult to find and stay on the fish. 

Yet whenever the fog cleared, we saw tunas crashing and jumping out of the water. Seeing fish of this size busting on the surface as they chased bait at max speed really got the adrenaline pumping!

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New BoatUS Discount Code for MFCC Members

Lauren Collins

We are always looking for ways to make membership to My Fishing Cape Cod more valuable.

Today I am very excited to announce a new BoatUS discount code for existing and new MFCC members!

If you own a boat or have access to the use of a boat, then definitely take advantage of this deal! Please read on to learn more.

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