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Last Chance To Win A “Fall Run” Cape Cod Surfcasting Trip

Ryan Collins

This season I've had the fantastic opportunity of fishing with many members here on My Fishing Cape Cod. 

Whether it be surfcasting the beach, fishing on my boat or heading out on their boat, these trips with members have been a great learning experience and a lot of fun. 

For the last month I have been running a special promotion here on MFCC for a chance to win a "fall run" Cape Cod surfcasting trip with me and one or two other members from My Fishing Cape Cod. 

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New Giveaway! Portarod: The Ultimate Fishing Rod Holder

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 Portarod system!

If you are looking for a simple and quick (yet safe and reliable) way to stow your fishing rods when traveling to and from your fishing destinations, then the Portarod system is for you.

Please read on to learn how you can enter this giveaway, and to also learn more about the Portarod system and how it can help make your fishing trips easier and safer for your equipment.

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7 Tips To Help You Catch More False Albacore

Brian McCarty

This is the perfect time of year to start thinking about false albacore. Now is the time to do your research! I refer to research in the “official” sense - reading scientific data. 

It’s a wonderful way to build fishing knowledge, develop a better game plan for the upcoming albie season, and educate yourself on environmental factors that are key to successful outings. 

As a rule, any data collection will also spell out the exact methods used by researchers to catch fish (to be sampled). On the downside, these methods don’t typically get into the techniques used by hook & line surveys.

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Late Summer Bass and Blues | August 24th Podcast Report

Kevin Collins

Hello and welcome to another episode of the 2018 My Fishing Cape Cod podcast! This episode was recorded yesterday (Friday August 24th) and we have a ton of exciting news to share with you.

In this podcast you will learn about Cape Cod's striped bass bite, along with the offshore bluefin tuna and cod that has been improving as we approach late summer.

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 podcast contributor Sam Brown ​of the Goose Hummock Shops in Orleans and Dennis. 

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Ahi Tuna Nachos with Firecracker Slaw

Lauren Collins

Today I want to share with you a new recipe I created using fresh tuna steaks and a throwback to my day's living and working in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

This recipe is perfect as an appetizer, or it can be made into the main event for a meal.  I used homemade pita chips, my own firecracker slaw, creamy avocado and spicy banana peppers to make the ultimate nachos.

When your husband is a fisherman, the summer season is all about fishing.  Every. Single. Day.  The good news though is that sometimes he brings home bags and bags of freshly caught sushi grade tuna steaks, and then life is really good.  I like to think I'm pretty lucky.

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“Revive and Release” – 6 Tips for Releasing Stripers

Ryan Collins

Striped bass are tough creatures, but the strain put on a fish while being caught is intense.

Imagine you just ran a marathon, and then suddenly someone covered your mouth and you couldn't breathe. That might be what it's like for a striper.

That's why I feel it's really important to do everything in our power to catch and release stripers in the least harmful way possible - especially if fishing at the Cape Cod Canal.

By following the six tips outlined below, you will help ensure that the striper you just caught swims away alive and healthy.

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Hot Weather & Hot Fishing! | August 17th Podcast

Kevin Collins

Hello and welcome ​another edition of the 2018 My Fishing Cape Cod podcast! This episode was recorded earlier today ​(Friday August 17th) and we have a ton of ​Cape Cod fishing updates to share with you. 

In this podcast you will get the latest striped bass and bluefin tuna reports. During these dog days of summer certain areas of the Cape have remained quiet, while others have lit up the past few days. 

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

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Everything You Need To Catch Tuna Off Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

Earlier this year myself and a group of 40 members from My Fishing Cape Cod got together at the Fishermen's View Restaurant for an in-person meetup about tuna fishing off Cape Cod.

In attendance were Chris Nashville from the Goose Hummock Shops and Cullen Lundholm from Cape Star Charters. Both of these guys have a lot of tuna fishing experience.

The goal of the meetup was to provide a forum where members of MFCC could ask Chris and Cullen detailed questions about the best baits, areas, equipment and techniques for catching tuna off the Cape.

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How To 3-Way Live Bait For “Trophy” Striped Bass On Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

I first learned about 3-waying live bait for big striped bass when I was 18 or 19 years old. At the time I was working at One Shot Bait & Tackle in Sagamore Beach, a small bait and tackle shop that has since closed its doors. 

Back then I made about 50% of my summer vacation money by selling striped bass. I understand there is a lot of opinions about commercial bass fishing, which I empathize with.

However back then when my dad and I went commercial bass fishing, we did not have the aid of sonar or GPS. For the first few years I don’t think we even had cell phones. I never knew for sure where the fish would be, and it took us hours upon hours to catch enough to pay for gas (not to mention turn a profit).

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Great White Sharks on Cape Cod | Podcast with Dr. Greg Skomal

Kevin Collins

Welcome this publicly available edition of the My Fishing Cape Cod podcast! We have a very special guest for this podcast, so we are making this episode free to all listeners (in other words you don't have to be a member to listen-in). 

Today, we welcome to the podcast Dr. Greg Skomal of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries to provide us with some insight on the increasing population of great white sharks in the waters surrounding Cape Cod. 

There has been much speculation about the behavior of Cape Cod's great whites, especially with their newly discovered appetite for striped bass. In this podcast Greg discusses his scientific findings (and personal experiences) with these apex predators of the Atlantic.

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