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Winter Largemouth Bass Fishing On Cape Cod

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Ryan Collins

Cape Cod is blessed with some wonderful freshwater fishing! This rings especially true now that it's December. With the busy summer season behind us, most of the ponds on the Cape are deserted of people.

The scene is very peaceful, with few people, plenty of animals, and hungry fish! Right now is a great time to be fishing these ponds, especially if you like fishing from shore.

I don't know if it's true, but I have been told by "old timers" that Cape Cod has as many freshwater ponds as days of the year. Some of the largemouth bass in these ponds can reach 10 pounds!

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December 12th Striped Bass Report

Ryan Collins

The weather so far this December on Cape Cod has been pretty phenomenal. This is especially true when compared to all the rain and wind we experienced during November.

Today was another beautifully crisp and refreshing day, with plenty of bright sunshine and not much wind. It was a gorgeous day to be outside.

I awoke today just before sunrise in order to complete some work on my computer. By 9AM I had accomplished what I needed to accomplish, so I dropped everything I was doing, packed up the truck with fishing gear and headed out.

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“One of a Kind” Waterproof Surf Bag | Holiday Giveaway!

Ryan Collins

GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!! Congrats to our winner Chris Gonyer! 🙌🏻 Thank you to all the members who entered. If you missed this giveaway then please stay tuned for more throughout 2019. Happy holidays and tight lines!🎄🎣

It's the Holiday Season, and over the next few weeks I am planning on gifting and giving away a bunch of sweet gear and tackle here on My Fishing Cape Cod!

Some of these giveaways will be via the MFCC Instagram and Facebook pages. However the BEST giveaways will be done here on the website.

Today's giveaway is a super cool and unique, one of a kind, waterproof surfbag. The bag was created by MFCC member Mike Webster, who is also the creator of our Canal Buster plug bags.

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Public Service Announcement: We Need to Learn How to Spell “Stripers”

Lauren Collins

This past year I have had the great opportunity to learn a lot about fishing (whether I wanted to or not).  If you've sent us an email over the past year, chances are it went to me first, because Ryan is literally never home in the summer.

I answered many of your questions, always by first asking Ryan what the answer is, and then responding to your emails as if I know everything there is to know about fishing.

You were probably very impressed, right??

All kidding aside, I can now tell you what setup to use at the canal, I can change your password for you, give you helpful advice on fishing around the Cape and refer you to the forum when I've run out of answers.

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Exploring Puerto Vallarta Mexico (and dorado tacos)

Lauren Collins

Even the locals will tell you that some parts of Mexico are not to be dealt with.  You hear all the stories, but just like everywhere else in the world, there are those hidden gems you just have to see to believe.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is just that - a true gem nestled among mountains. The seaside city is so wonderful you just have to see it to believe it.

As usual, I found a great fishing spot for Ryan, even if I didn't mean to.  Nine years ago, my parents and I came here for a week and we all fell in love with the old town, known as Zona Romantica. We knew we had to someday come back.  

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The 2019 Guide For Targeting Holdover Stripers On Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

After publishing this striper report back on December 1st, I have received several messages containing questions about winter striper fishing on Cape Cod.

We have a ton of information here on MFCC about targeting holdover striped bass. So I figured now is a good time to highlight some of the best information.

If you are looking to learn about how to catch holdover striped bass on Cape Cod during the winter, then this blog post is for you. Below you will find links to all of our best seminars, articles, reports, videos and forum posts about holdover bass fishing.

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Catching Striped Bass During December On Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

On Saturday December 1st the air was crisp and cool as I hopped out of my truck and prepared my tackle and equipment. I couldn't help but think of how winter is looming just on the horizon.

December is most certainly not a prime month for striped bass fishing on Cape Cod. 99% of stripers have migrated south for the winter. 

Yet here I was, walking down a wooded path with leaves crunching beneath my boots, in search of the rare and elusive "winter striped bass." 

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My Fishing Cape Cod Holiday Gift Guide

Lauren Collins

I'd like to say I am very good at a lot of things, but most importantly, it would be shopping! I realize though that I am speaking to a "fisher people audience" who would probably prefer to never hear about nor speak about shopping.

But people, the holidays are coming.  Tis the season to give gifts to friends and family, and there is nothing worse than being in a crowded mall and waiting in lines. You will encounter crying children and frazzled adults!

And then all of a sudden you realize you forgot to buy wrapping paper, so back out you go into the apocalypse that is holiday shopping. So this year, instead of hitting the mall and big box stores, lets shop online at the MFCC website!

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“Shoulder-To-Shoulder” Surf Fishing In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Ryan Collins

My time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has been terrific and I definitely recommend it as a travel and fishing destination. The town has great culture, restaurants, adventure activities, and of course fishing!

I had a wonderful time in PV with my wife Lauren, her mom Carol and dad Steve. Now I am back home, thousands of miles from PV, but I have tons of great memories and experiences from the trip.

Today I have one more video which I'd like to share with you. Last week while fishing from shore in Puerto Vallarta, shoals of sardines were attacked in the surf by jack crevalles, red snappers, and sierra mackerels. It was an all-out blitz that produced shoulder-to-shoulder fishing conditions!

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How to Build a “Surfster” Metal Lip Swimmer

When I first bought my lathe in 2008, the first thing I did was drive down to Cape Cod Tackle to load up on every supply and lure part I could get my hands on.

While browsing the overwhelming variety of metal lips, one stuck out to me in particular - the surfster lip. It's heavy lip and distinctive cup convinced me to add it to my bag of goodies. 

When I got home, I decided that I would use the surfster lip to build my first ever saltwater lure. Even though the plug has a very traditional shape, I was excited to see the results of making modifications to this time-tested design. 

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