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Kayak Fishing for Black Sea Bass, Scup & Tautog

Ryan Collins

When weather conditions allow, bottom fishing from the kayak in the waters surrounding the Cape & Islands can be productive and a lot of fun.

Just remember to please put safety first! The water this time of year is still very cold, and depending where you are kayaking, you might not last very long if you capsize.

Kayaks are stable, however it's very possible to get flipped over and end up in the water - especially if the wind and current are strong. 

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Buzzard’s Bay Safety Tips with TowBoatUS Cape Cod/Plymouth

Ryan Collins

The waters around the Cape Cod Canal and Buzzard's Bay are truly one-of-a-kind. Strong currents, lots of structure, and the general "fishiness" of the area draws boaters from far and wide. 

While most of the time boating in Buzzard's Bay is a leisurely activity, there are certain conditions that create potential hazards on the water. ​The combination of current, wind, and boat traffic can also be a bit intimidating - especially for a "green" boater.

Captain Shawn Brule and his fleet of captains from TowBoatUS Cape Cod/Plymouth regularly provide towing assistance for broken down boaters in the canal and Buzzard's Bay area. 

After performing hundreds of tows in this area, Shawn has learned a thing or two about the nuances and potential hazards in BBAY and inside the canal. Below is a video of Shawn sharing some of his key safety points for boating in Buzzard's Bay.
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Stripers Up To 38 Inches

Ryan Collins

This past Saturday morning was dead calm and foggy. At 5AM we had about 300 yards of visibility as I motored my boat towards the bait grounds.

It took us about 30 minutes to catch enough bait for the trip. By 6AM we had about 40 frisky live baits in the well.

I was fishing with my good friend Dick Bruce and his sons David and Robert. David (who's pictured below) is also a member of My Fishing Cape Cod. 🎣

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Pesto Seared Cod with Linguica & White Beans

Lauren Collins

The title for this recipe could be so much longer, because there is just so much going on in this dish!  But that doesn't mean the ingredients list is a mile long, or that it will take you all day to make this!

The best part is that after you're done with dinner, you have linguica stew for leftovers!  A win win in my book.

The combination of pesto and buttery seared cod, all paired with crumbled linguica, creamy white beans and fresh lacinato kale in a simple and flavorful broth are what makes this dish so good - you just can't have one without the other in my opinion. 

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Cape Cod Black Sea Bass Fishing Is “On Fire”


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

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

This is episode #4 of the 2019 podcast season. For me at least, it's hard to believe that it's already almost June!

First up on this week's show is MFCC founder Ryan Collins, followed by our usual cast of characters from the Goose Hummock, Canal Bait & Tackle and Eastman's Sport & Tackle.

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

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Fly Fishing For Stripers On Cape Cod Remains Productive

Ryan Collins

So far this season I've had great luck on the fly rod. Fly fishing Cape Cod this spring for striped bass has been a ton of fun!

All my life I used spinning gear, but so far this year most of the stripers I've caught have been hooked on a 9 weight fly rod.

For me, catching stripers on the fly requires much more concentration, technique and skill, than spinning tackle. 

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New Environmentally-Friendly Plug Giveaway!

Ryan Collins

Poombah Plugs is on a mission to help eliminate plastic and other toxic elements, by constructing their lures out of environmentally materials. Their packaging is also biodegradable. 

The mission of Poombah Plugs is to lead in the production of quality lures using materials that will have less of a harmful impact on our oceans and marine life.

I'd like to preface this giveaway by saying I am not sponsored by Poombah Plugs - I just really like their mission statement!

Today I'd like to share their mission by launching a new Poombah Plugs giveaway here on My Fishing Cape Cod.

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Sweet Chili Scallops with Collards & Bacon

Lauren Collins

Succulent, delicate and meaty scallops are transformed into little pieces of candy, seared and glazed, then served up with savory Carolina rice and quick cooking collards and bacon.  There is just no telling how you'll ever save any for leftovers. 

As part of my weekly summer recipe series, I'm really excited to share this recipe with you!

I don't suspect many of you will be heading out scalloping after reading this post, unless you have a giant boat made for scalloping, so maybe this isn't necessarily a "catch and cook" type of recipe, but more so a recipe to enjoy a locally caught and in season delicacy to support your local fishermen.  

We have so many scalloper boats here on Cape Cod, and just like oysters, chances are the sea scallops you buy from the fish market were caught in these waters.

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The First 40in Striped Bass Have Arrived

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Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to the third episode of the 2019 weekly My Fishing Cape Cod podcast.

Today you will hear from our usual cast of characters reporting on how the fishing is around Cape Cod and the Islands.

You can get all the latest updates by listening to this podcast, or scroll below to learn more about what to expect. 👇

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The Cape Still Has Plenty Of Scup, Tautog & Sea Bass!

Ryan Collins

This morning before the wind picked up, myself and a bunch of members from our forum headed out in our kayaks for black sea bass.

I am happy to report that black sea bass was not the only species caught! I was lucky to also hook a few big scup and tautog.

When I pulled into the launch site this morning at 5:45am, conditions were flat calm and the surface of the water was as smooth as glass. MFCC member Chris Kline was already at the launch site, preparing his gear and kayak for the trip.

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