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Halibut Ceviche

Lauren Collins

Cape Cod meets tropical island getaway with this ceviche recipe, using fresh and local halibut, served on traditional patacones for a no-fuss, perfect summer dish.

Ceviche is a quintessential island dish that is great for hot days when you couldn't even fathom eating something hot!  I've tried a lot of ceviche in my short 32 years on this planet, and not one has ever disappointed me.  

Whether it's squid, shrimp, scallop, fish or conch ceviche, I've tried them all and all were amazing.  Ceviche is my absolute favorite dish to enjoy when on vacation in some tropical place far, far away, and for so long, I never thought to try it here with our own local fish!

Last year, while down in Costa Rica, I had the opportunity to get a lesson in ceviche from a local tica named Shirley.  She showed me that by using just a few simple steps, you can make a delicious ceviche that is perfect as a lunch or appetizer, and the variety of fish to use in a ceviche are endless (we made ours with needlefish, and others make it with shark as well).

In this recipe, we are going to make ceviche using halibut, a native Cape Cod fish.  I had never thought to use halibut for ceviche, because generally it is done around here with mahi, but after talking to the chef over at Fisherman's View Restaurant in Sandwich, MA, I learned that halibut can make a great fish for ceviche.  It has a firm, white and flakey meat, making it perfect to hold up and not crumble into too-tiny pieces.  

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July 5th Cape Cod Fishing Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Hello and welcome to another edition of the My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast, here on myfishingcapecod.com.

I'm your host Kevin Collins, recording again for you on a beautiful Friday afternoon on Cape Cod.

As always we have a great lineup for this week's podcast. From the Elizabeth Islands to Stellwagen Bank, we try to cover it all in this Friday's show.

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

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Cape Cod Surfcasting Report | Monday July 1

Ryan Collins

Saturday night myself and 3 members of My Fishing Cape Cod encountered consistent action with stripers on almost every cast!

I also thought we would eventually find some "keeper size" striped bass, however getting into big fish from shore is never a sure bet.

Regardless we still had a ton of fun! The thunderstorms didn't bother us, and we were treated to a gorgeous night of surfcasting in this general area of Cape Cod.

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If You Absolutely Despise Bluefish, This Recipe is For You.

Lauren Collins

Raise your hand if you're one of the billion people who think bluefish taste oily, fishy and just plain gross!

I too, thought the taste of bluefish was pretty awful, but I learned that with the right preparation, it can actually be a pretty great recipe.

When Ryan and I first started dating, I learned two very important things.

One, you can never spend too much time fishing, and two, bluefish are the enemy.  They smell bad, they have huge giant teeth, and they steal the bait for what you actually want...stripers (also dogfish, but we'll get to that some other time).

With this information, I had pretty much already made my decision that bluefish suck, but then I started trying a few different recipes and ways to cook it, and you know what?  It's not so bad after all!

So here is the recipe that will change all bluefish-haters. 

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Friday June 28 Cape Cod Fishing Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to this Friday's edition of the weekly My Fishing Cape Cod podcast. 

Each week throughout the fishing season we publish a 25-35 minute podcast here on MFCC which highlights the fishing opportunities across the region.

Today we are once again joined by our great crew of podcast contributors from the Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans, Canal Bait & Tackle in Sagamore and Eastman's Sport & Tackle in Falmouth.

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

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Sight Fishing for Big Tautog (Blackfish) | June 27 Report

Ryan Collins

This past Monday afternoon was so gorgeous, I decided that I just had to launch the boat and invest a few hours into exploring some new areas. 

Little did I know I would stumble into a rare sight fishing for tautog opportunity! 

Typically I anchor up in 20 feet or more of water when fishing for tautog, and drop my bait straight to the bottom. However, every so often I find tautog in shallow crystal clear turquoise water.

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Keeping a Log & Networking – Key Steps to Consistently Improve Your Catch

 Steve Leary

I am sure we’d all agree that with the many miles of ocean surrounding Cape Cod it can be overwhelming at times sorting out where to fish and when. 

Keeping a log and networking are two of the best things you can do to consistently improve your catch.

There are many variables that effect game fish movement and when they feed. Recognizing these variables, tracking and logging them, is a key to success.

There are a number of fishing logbooks available for sale or as apps for your cell phone for logging fishing activity. Aboard my charter boat Wingman, I prefer to use a hand written log supplemented with screen shots of my GPS and sounder.

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10 Tips For Casting Topwater Plugs To Cape Cod Bluefin Tuna

Ryan Collins

Today I'm excited to share a new PDF download from Chris Nashville of the Goose Hummock Shops in Orleans and Dennis and themightyfish.com.

Chris is an experienced tuna angler and knowledgeable resource for anything tuna related, especially with regards to casting lures at tuna.

Please watch the quick 3 minute video below to see what's covered in this new PDF download, and to learn how you can get a free copy.

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Lemon Basil Halibut with Orzo & Asparagus

Lauren Collins

There comes a time when the same old boring way of preparing fish just get's old, right?

You still want to make a simple fish dish, but it just needs a little more jazziness and pep.  And maybe some pasta, because who doesn't love pasta.  

Today's recipe takes the usual lemon and butter idea to a whole new level, with a tangy lemon basil sauce, served with twice cooked orzo and asparagus.

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Cape Cod Weekend Fishing Podcast


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to another episode of the weekly My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast!

This week's episode is packed with helpful advice and up-to-date fishing intel for fishing areas around Cape Cod & the Islands.

Please scroll below to learn more about what to expect in this week's show.

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