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Cajun Grilled Swordfish with Mango Salsa

Lauren Collins

In the middle of the summer, especially in August, no one really wants to be stuck in the kitchen cooking over a hot stove!  It's grilling season!

This Cajun Grilled Swordfish with Mango Salsa is the perfect solution!


Mango salsa is a great staple to have in your fridge during the summer.  Not only is it great over fish or chicken, but also great for tacos, tossed in salads and of course just keeping it simple with some tortilla chips.  It requires little time, and a big batch can last days in your fridge.

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Friday August 9th Report + New Giveaway For Members


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to another edition of the My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast, which airs weekly here on the site.

In this podcast we cover everything from bunker schools to canyons tuna. 

Also, supporting members of My Fishing Cape Cod can leave a comment below to enter a new giveaway for the items pictured below! Giveway closed! Congrats to our winner Timothy Mugherini!

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Member Success Story: First Striped Bass After 30 Years Of Trying

Ryan Collins

Each and every week here on My Fishing Cape Cod, I receive "success stories" from our members.

Reading these stories always makes me happy, and it helps to inspire me to continue pushing MFCC forward, and to continue growing our community.

In this post I would like to highlight one our most recent success stories, from Marc Bikowsky, who joined My Fishing Cape Cod as a member less than one month ago.

If you are reading this post and aren't feeling so great about how things are going for you, then I hope this story helps you find the inspiration to continue pursuing your goals - whether they be fishing related or not. 👊🏻

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How To Fish With Wire Line On Cape Cod

Captain Steve Leary
Wingman Sportfishing

There is no doubt each time I engage folks in conversation related to fishing with wire line, I brace myself for the standard onslaught of old or newer more “colorful” expletives related to using that “x*&%#>@” crap!

Sure, I’ll admit wire is not very forgiving if not handled properly. Wire can create some incredible birds nests, and then there is wire's ever present desire to kink, and wire's memory coils.

However, wire does bring with it a set of advantages and flexibility that other lines do not! In this post I would like to share with you the most important lessons I have learned in my time spent wire line fishing on Cape Cod.

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My First (and possibly my last) Attempt at Making Sushi

Lauren Collins

Make sushi they said, it will be fun they said...

In my attempt to bring you an actual, real recipe for spicy tuna rolls, I instead created an absolute fail post, because let's face it, nobody's perfect, right?  Sushi making is hard!

As I write this, I am defeated.  My white flag has been raised.  After an hour of making sushi rice, marinating tuna and assembling sushi rolls, only to have a very sticky mess on my hands (literally), I give up.

The flavor though?  Oh, it was delicious!  But if my life depended on it and my only means of income was to roll sushi, I'd be living in a ditch under a bridge.

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New Podcast: Friday August 2nd Cape Cod Fishing Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to another edition of the My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast. This is your host Kevin Collins back with you for episode #13 of the 2019 season.

We have another great show for you today with our usual cast of characters reporting on how the fishing has been throughout the Cape & Islands region.

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

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Flying Fish at the Cape Cod Canal | August 1st Report

Ryan Collins

This morning at around 1:30am, I encountered a tropical flying fish in the area of the Cape Cod Canal.

I have seen flying fish before when I was fishing the canyons, but that was nearly 100 miles offshore in the tropical waters of the Gulf Stream.

I also saw flying fish this past winter while fishing the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Costa Rica.

But I have never seen flying fish in the Cape Cod Canal, or anywhere else along Cape Cod's inshore coastline - until this morning.

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How to Catch August Stripers from Shore with Swimming Lures

Ryan Collins

During the heat of August on Cape Cod, the best fishing for striped bass from the beach will almost always occur during the night.

There are many different baits and lures that work well for stripers at night. However, there is one particular type of lure that is my "go-to" for surfcasting balmy summer nights.

In the following video tutorial I will "bring you with me" for a night of surfcasting the beach on Cape Cod. This video was filmed last summer but everything is still applicable.

You'll learn the best tide for 80% of the beaches I fish on Cape, and as the title of this tutorial suggests, I'll show you exactly how to catch stripers from shore on Cape Cod with swimming lures.

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The My Fishing Cape Cod Bluefish Cookbook (PDF download)

Lauren Collins

A few weeks ago I posted this somewhat silly recipe for bluefish, where you cook the fish on a cast iron pan in the oven, then throw the fish out, and eat the pan.  

I wonder how many of you got all the way to the end before realizing it was a joke!? 

All kidding aside, at the end of the post I asked readers to share their own favorite bluefish recipes, and the response was great!  

Through the forum, email and post comments, I am excited to report that I was able to put together a member contribution bluefish recipe e-book, with tried and beloved bluefish recipes, shared by members and fans of My Fishing Cape Cod. 

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July 27 Website Update: New “Logging-In Feature”

Ryan Collins

Since launching My Fishing Cape Cod in 2011, I've discovered that feedback from users is the best method to uncover ways to improve the experience here on MFCC.

So when MFCC member Jim Ives wrote to me about a technical issue he was encountering on the site, I knew I had to listen, and begin work on finding a solution as quickly as possible.

I am sure many of you reading this have encountered the same issue that Jim has. It happens when logged-out members of MFCC try clicking on a protected piece of content.

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