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Our 10 Longest Standing My Fishing Cape Cod Members

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My Fishing Cape Cod will soon be turning 10 years old, and a lot has happened since I started MFCC during the winter of 2011. 

The website has been a dream come true for me, and I'm happy to hear that members and fans alike have found MFCC to be a helpful and entertaining resource.

Today I wanted to recognize our ten longest standing members. None of what you find on the MFCC website, email newsletter, or social media channels would be possible without membership support. I can't thank you all enough!

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Live Presentation & Online Meetup | Saturday November 7th

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Join myself and a group of members from My Fishing Cape Cod for a live presentation, Q&A session, and online meetup.

During this event I will host a live presentation featuring some of my favorite video clips from the 2020 Cape Cod saltwater fishing season. 

A question & answer session will follow the presentation. We'll finish the event with an optional networking session, where each attendee will have the chance to speak 1-on-1 for five minutes with fellow members from My Fishing Cape Cod

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Fly Fishing Sunny Coves For Largemouth Bass

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Yesterday afternoon I decided to fish one of Cape Cod's beautiful kettle ponds. Carved out by glaciers thousands of years ago, many of these ponds are now home to big largemouth bass.

Recently I've been chomping at the bit to fish more with my 5 weight fly rod from the Goose. The weather yesterday felt like summer, so I figured I'd give fly fishing for largemouths a try. 

My casting distance with the fly rod is limited, so I decided to walk the shoreline and scan the shallows for signs of fish. I knew my odds of success would be much higher if I could locate largemouth bass holding in shallow, close to the shore. 

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Join a FREE Cape Cod Fishing Course

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Today I'm adding a big batch of new "lessons" to the series of weekly fishing courses offered here on My Fishing Cape Cod.

Right now there are three different courses for surfcasting, inshore boat fishing, and offshore tuna fishing. Each course includes tutorials, videos, articles, podcasts and advice that you can only find here on My Fishing Cape Cod. 

Course material is delivered via email every Tuesday at 6PM. Spacing out the content in this fashion will allow you to consume the information at a sustainable pace. You can learn more about each course (and enroll for free) by scrolling below.

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Monday October 19th Cape Cod Fishing Report

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Welcome to another episode of the MFCC podcast. The sun is shining today on Cape, the beaches are less crowded, and the fish are biting.

In this podcast, you'll get a full update from Ryan of My Fishing Cape Cod and MFCC member Bruno Demir of Cape & Islands Mitsubishi.

For your information, my conversation with Ryan was recorded earlier today, while my conversation with Bruno was recorded this past Saturday. Please click play below to start listening!

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How To Fish Bottle Plugs & Darters For Striped Bass

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Personally the Darter might just be my favorite plug to fish in the surf.

Identified by their distinct slope-headed profile, and their unique action in the water, the darter should have a place in every New England surfcasters' bag. 

Darters are an ideal plug to fish in the open surf, especially in areas with light to moderate sweep or current. Water movement, specifically current flow, is critical for a darter to swim correctly.

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Smoked Salmon Chowder

This smoked salmon chowder is full of broccoli, baby potatoes, cauliflower, onions and garlic for a comforting and healthy meal that can easily be made dairy free.  

Bagels and lox and smoked fish pate have been done already. This is a whole new spin on how to use smoked salmon! You can also use smoked trout or smoked bluefish in place of the salmon.

For Ryan's birthday this year he was gifted a smoker, and we are slowly but surely figuring out the perfect brine, timing and heat. Until then, this chowder is made with a store-bought smoked salmon filet.

For those of you who are experts at smoking blues or trout, by all means use that instead - any smoked fish will do.  

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October False Albie Fishing From Shore

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It may be October, but false albacore are still here on Cape Cod. If we are lucky, then maybe the albies will stick around until Halloween, before they migrate south.

Over the past few years I've caught my share of albies while fishing from my kayak and from boats. So this year I decided to devote more time to fishing for albies from shore.

Catching false albacore from shore on Cape Cod is no easy task! The fish move at lightning speed and often feed way out of casting range. Then, once you finally get a cast into them, there is a good chance the albies will be finicky, and refuse to bite your lure.

This week I am happy to report that I finally had success with catching an albie from the beach. On the morning of Wednesday October 7th I got lucky, and encountered groups of feeding, aggressive albies within casting range.

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Early October Fluke Fishing On Cape Cod

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The recreational fluke fishing season here in Massachusetts closes on October 9th. So if you want one last fluke dinner, then right now is the time to go!

This past Friday and Saturday I went fishing for fluke in some of the protected harbors and bays of Cape Cod. I knew it was late in the fluke fishing season, but I figured why not give it one last shot.

I'm happy to report that the fluke are still here. On both days I was able to catch and film fluke underwater. Today, I would like to share with you some information about the trips, as well as some underwater fluke footage that I think you will enjoy.

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4 Ways To Not Get Frustrated When You Go Fishing

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Fishing can be a very frustrating activity. Tangled lines, broken down boats, and an inability to find and catch fish can all take a mental toll.

The weather is another factor which can cause a great deal of stress and turmoil. Fishing amongst a fleet of boats or a crowd of anglers can also be a real challenge.

However, I am here to tell you that you don't have to get frustrated when you go fishing, no matter what happens. If you put the following into practice, then I promise your fishing experiences will be more fulfilling, and more fun!

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