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Albies Have Arrived on Cape Cod | Podcast Report

Kevin Collins

Hello and welcome to the ​20th episode of the 2018 My Fishing Cape Cod podcast! ​It's hard to believe that we've already done twenty episodes this season as we approach the Fall months. ​However, there's still loads of great fishing ahead in the coming weeks!

In this podcast ​we have reports of a sudden influx ​of false albacore into Cape Cod waters, tuna just to north of Cape Cod, and a slow but steady striped bass bite. 

As always we are joined in this podcast by MFCC founder Ryan Collins and Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle.​ Additionally, we​ have MFCC Derby coodindator Ryan Turcotte joining us to provide a full update on the derby. ​We have shifts in the leaderboards, great prizes, and plenty of time left to fish this month​. 

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JoeBaggs Swarter Giveaway!

Ryan Collins

All throughout this season we have been hosting giveaways here on My Fishing Cape Cod, and today I am pumped to share with you this new giveaway for a set of JoeBaggs Swarter swimming plugs!

If you are looking for a simple way to catch striped bass from the beach, then these Swarters are for you.

Please read on to learn how you can enter this giveaway, and to also learn more about Swarters and how I recommend fishing with them.

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Brown Shark Fishing On Cape Cod From Boats

Ryan Collins

On the evening of Wednesday September 5th I met up with My Fishing Cape Cod members John Malloy and Shane Uriot, to do some shark fishing from my boat the Miss Loretta.

It was a picturesque late summer Cape Cod evening, with a refreshing southwest wind and beautiful sunset. I had a melancholic feeling in my gut, as I began to realize that fall (and stormier weather) is right around the corner.

By 6:00pm I had launched the boat, and the guys had all the sharking gear in order and ready to go. I put the engine in gear and began heading south through one of Cape Cod's most scenic and tranquil bays, en route to the brown shark grounds.

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Striped Bass Sensory Perception As It Applies To Anglers

Brian McCarty
MFCC member

With all the different variables in fishing, how do we know what techniques or tackle works best? To produce better results, we must first understand how the striped bass views the underwater world. By understanding its’ sensory perception, we can fine tune our fishing to be more successful on the water.

Sensory perception of the striped bass can be examined in three categories; vision, sound detection, and smell/taste. Before going any further, it is important to explain that “sound detection” is used loosely to characterize vibrations the striped bass can detect in addition to touch/feel (i.e. water temperature). Smell and taste are unanimous by anatomical design.

Striped Bass function primarily on instinct - reactive to stimuli - due to a complex nervous system and simple brain. They have nostrils which are used for smell rather than breathing, and an abundance of internal/external receptors, which integrate both smell and taste, among other things. The nerve tract for smell, taste and sound detection are well developed, yet their visual cortex is relatively small. For this reason, striped bass rely heavily on their smell, taste, and sound detection - more so than their vision.

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The Fall Run is Here! | MFCC Podcast Report

Kevin Collins

Hello and welcome to ​another episode of the 2018 My Fishing Cape Cod podcast! This episode was recorded earlier today (Friday ​September 7th) and we have a ton of exciting news to share with you. 

​It's hard to believe we're already through the first week of September, and at the start of the Fall run. Right now anglers have a variety of species available to them including stripers, bonito, albies, and tuna.

As always, we are joined in this podcast by MFCC founder Ryan Collins and Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle. ​Additionally, we have Sam Brown of the Goose Hummock Shops in Orleans and Dennis providing a detailed offshore fishing report. 

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And The Winners Are…

Ryan Collins

Over the past couple of weeks we have been running two separate giveaways here on My Fishing Cape Cod. The winners of these giveaways have now been randomly selected.

The first giveaway was for a “Fall Run” Cape Cod surfcasting trip with me. There are two winners of this trip.

The second giveaway was for the Portarod fishing rod storage system. There is one winner of the Portarod. Please scroll below to see who won.

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MFCC Burgees Are Now In Stock!

Lauren Collins

Ryan and I are excited to now offer My Fishing Cape Cod burgees. These burgees are the newest addition to the line of products in our online store!

With a burgee, you will be able to recognize other members of the My Fishing Cape Cod community while you're boating out on the water.

Both sides of the MFCC burgee are printed with the MFCC logo in full color. The dimensions of the flag measure 12 inches by 18 inches.

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What Happens When You Bring Your Wife Tuna Fishing

Lauren Collins

I have been told numerous times over the past 7 years that giant bluefin tuna are difficult and timely to catch. Giant tunas are humongous, elusive creatures, capable of making grown men cry.

I'm very aware that you can spend an entire lifetime on the water and not get a single bite, but I had never experienced it for myself, until a trip I made with Ryan last season.

So join me as I take you through a nail-biting 10 hour giant bluefin tuna trip I spent with Ryan during the 2017 season, "on the hunt" for giant bluefin tuna.  

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My First Giant Bluefin Tuna Of 2018

Ryan Collins

The morning of August 25th began with a trip in search of live bluefish for bait. Catching live bait is arguably the most important step of the giant bluefin tuna fishing experience, and I hoped I would find bluefish quickly and easily.

Unfortunately striped bass were getting in the way. In addition, there were bonito wreaking havoc on peanut bunker. Finally however, a school of 1-2 pound bluefish moved in, and I was able to catch three of them using a Rebel Jumping Minnow.

If you are member of My Fishing Cape Cod, then you can view the area where I found the bluefish (as well as the stripers and bonito) by viewing this map. You can also read this forum thread which has hourly updates for where the bluefish have been feeding in the early morning.

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Labor Day Weekend Fishing Forecast

Kevin Collins

Hello and welcome to​ another episode of the 2018 My Fishing Cape Cod podcast! This episode was recorded earlier today (Friday August 31st) and we have a ton of exciting news to share with you.

In this podcast, you will learn about the ​influx of ​"funny fish" into Cape Cod waters. The offshore bite is also heating up as we approach the cooler weather of September. 

As always we are joined in this podcast by MFCC founder Ryan Collins and Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle. ​​We're also joined by Sam Brown of the Goose Hummock Shops in Orleans and Dennis, and welcome special guest Capt. Cullen of Cape Star Charters!

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