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Tautog (Blackfish) Are Here In Good Numbers

Ryan Collins

During the fall tautog (also called blackfish) invade shallow water rock piles in big numbers. These hard fighting fish are fun to catch and taste delicious!

Recently I decided it was time to break out the tog gear and try my luck at some rock piles. It had been months since my last tautog trip and I was itching to catch some more hard fighting blackfish.

At 6:30am on October 9th I arrived at the boat ramp and met up with longtime MFCC member Dick Glockner, who would be joining me on this tautog trip. Dick wasted no time as I launched the boat, catching two bluefish right from the dock!

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Cool Weather & Hot Fishing | 2018 MFCC Podcast Finale

Kevin Collins

Hello and welcome to the final episode of the My Fishing Cape Cod podcast for the 2018 season! We recorded this episode earlier today (Friday, October 12th) to provide you with the most up to date Fall run reports. 

​In this week's podcast, you'll get the latest reports as big ​striped bass begin to push south. ​Bluefin tuna are also still in abundance, and tautog fishing is very good. There are still plenty of options for Cape Cod anglers as we continue into the Fall!

As always we are joined in this podcast by MFCC founder Ryan Collins and Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle. Additionally, we have ​our regular offshore report contributor calling in from Lower Cape Cod - ​Sam Brown of the Goose Hummock.

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October Tuna Fishing with Cullen

Ryan Collins

These trips will be a great opportunity to target the most powerful fish in the sea, with captain Cullen Lundholm of Cape Star Charters and a 3 or 4 person crew from My Fishing Cape Cod.

During these trips, you may cast lures to breaking fish, drop jigs to tuna feeding below, or use live bait. You might fish Stellwagen Bank or east of Cape Cod. Captain Cullen goes wherever the tuna are biting best.

Tuna fishing is serious business. The fish are powerful and the weather can be less than ideal. Prior fishing experience and a level of comfort being on the water out of sight from shore is a must.

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October 7th Surfcasting Report | Boulder Field Recon

Ryan Collins

I invested the first few hours of this morning into casting yellow Danny plugs around enormous cottage-size boulders in hopes of catching my first striped bass of October.

It was a dark and grey morning. The air was warm and the water temperature was about 64 degrees. There was a moderate breeze from the south/southwest.

During this trip I had my neighbor Scott with me. I explained to Scott that this was a recon trip and I had no idea if we would catch anything. He was cool with the idea, and at 6:30AM this morning we found ourselves on the beach surrounded by huge boulders that were deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago.

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October Tuna, Stripers and Tautog | Weekend Update

Kevin Collins

Hello and welcome to another edition of the 2018 My Fishing Cape Cod podcast! This episode was recorded Friday afternoon October 5th, and we have a ton of exciting news to share with you.

In this podcast you'll get the latest updates on bluefin tuna and albie fishing, along with striper and tautog. With plenty of bait around, we're hoping for some great fishing before the fish migrate south. 

As always we are joined in this podcast by MFCC founder Ryan Collins and Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle.​ We're also joined our usual offshore contributor Sam Brown of the Goose Hummock Shops in Orleans & Dennis. 

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Rescuing A 500+ Pound Entangled Leatherback Turtle Off Cape Cod, MA

Ryan Collins

During the summer of 2018 I stumbled across (and later untangled) a massive leatherback turtle that was entangled in a lobster pot line inside Cape Cod Bay.

It was early September and I was motoring along in my boat, when I noticed a lobster buoy that was getting pulled under. My initial thought was "Wow the current must be strong today!" 

Yet upon closer inspection I saw a huge dark mass beneath the water. Moments later an enormous head appeared next to the colorful lobster buoy. It was a leatherback sea turtle, and a pretty big one at that!

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10 Tips for Surfcasting Cape Cod and Costa Rica | Surf Day, NJ 2018

Ryan Collins

Back during February of 2018 I had the honor of presenting at Surf Day, which is an event in New Jersey dedicated to surfcasters.

At the event I held a 54 minute long seminar, complete with photos and videos, highlighting 10 important tips for surfcasting Cape Cod (and Costa Rica).

Today I would like to share with you the full 54 minute video presentation, which covers a lot of strategies, equipment and other details I make sure to pay attention to when surfcasting the Cape for stripers, bluefish and other species.

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Stripers, Albies, and Tautog from Shore | MFCC Podcast Report

Kevin Collins

Hello and welcome to another episode of the 2018 My Fishing Cape Cod podcast! This episode was recorded earlier just a couple of hours ago and we have a ton of fresh intel to share with you. 

In this podcast you'll hear the latest on the wide variety of species available to anglers on Cape Cod right now, as well as a look into what the month of October will bring. 

As always we are joined in this podcast by MFCC founder Ryan Collins and Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle. We also welcome our regular offshore and Lower Cape contributor Sam Brown of the Goose Hummock Shops. 

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Bruiser Bluefish Finally Show Up

Ryan Collins

I know some of you reading this are probably saying to yourselves, "Ryan what do you mean bruiser bluefish finally showed up? I've been catching them all season long!"

Well that is terrific for you ✌🏻However big bluefish have been hard to come by this season for me! 

The weather the past 10 days here on Cape Cod has also made fishing and scheduling trips very challenging. I've been postponing trips left and right due to strong northeast winds, but finally yesterday afternoon I was able to sneak out for a few quick hours.

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Another JoeBaggs Togzilla Giveaway!

Ryan Collins

The fall tautog season is upon us, and I hope you spend some time fishing for them! These structure-oriented saltwater fish fight like crazy and are absolutely delicious eating.

Plus the months of October & November are usually great for tog fishing. So this fall we are excited to partner with JoeBaggs for another Togzilla Giveaway!

I hope you will give tautog a try this fall, and when you head out, you might just have some new Togzilla jigs as part of your arsenal-if you get lucky in this month's brand new giveaway.

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