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October False Albie Fishing From Shore

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It may be October, but false albacore are still here on Cape Cod. If we are lucky, then maybe the albies will stick around until Halloween, before they migrate south.

Over the past few years I've caught my share of albies while fishing from my kayak and from boats. So this year I decided to devote more time to fishing for albies from shore.

Catching false albacore from shore on Cape Cod is no easy task! The fish move at lightning speed and often feed way out of casting range. Then, once you finally get a cast into them, there is a good chance the albies will be finicky, and refuse to bite your lure.

This week I am happy to report that I finally had success with catching an albie from the beach. On the morning of Wednesday October 7th I got lucky, and encountered groups of feeding, aggressive albies within casting range.

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Early October Fluke Fishing On Cape Cod

Lauren Collins with an October fluke on Cape Cod
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The recreational fluke fishing season here in Massachusetts closes on October 9th. So if you want one last fluke dinner, then right now is the time to go!

This past Friday and Saturday I went fishing for fluke in some of the protected harbors and bays of Cape Cod. I knew it was late in the fluke fishing season, but I figured why not give it one last shot.

I'm happy to report that the fluke are still here. On both days I was able to catch and film fluke underwater. Today, I would like to share with you some information about the trips, as well as some underwater fluke footage that I think you will enjoy.

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4 Ways To Not Get Frustrated When You Go Fishing

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Fishing can be a very frustrating activity. Tangled lines, broken down boats, and an inability to find and catch fish can all take a mental toll.

The weather is another factor which can cause a great deal of stress and turmoil. Fishing amongst a fleet of boats or a crowd of anglers can also be a real challenge.

However, I am here to tell you that you don't have to get frustrated when you go fishing, no matter what happens. If you put the following into practice, then I promise your fishing experiences will be more fulfilling, and more fun!

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How To Fish Metal Lip Lures For Striped Bass

The metal lip might just be the quintessential New England surfcasting plug.

Unlike needlefish plugs it’s near impossible to break metal lips down into any kind of nice and neat categories. 

There are simply too many different builders, each with their own styles, designs, unique action, capabilities and purpose. To really begin to understand the metal lip, the surfcaster honestly needs to put time on the water experimenting with, and fishing these plugs. 

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Trout Fishing Cape Cod’s Kettle Ponds (Full Episode)

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Back on September 19th, Danny Jones of The Goose Hummock caught his first trout of the year. You can see the post on Instagram here

Then on September 20th, My Fishing Cape Cod member Tim Mugherini started a new "Trout Time 2020-2021" thread here inside our forum.

Seeing this got me excited about fall trout fishing here on Cape Cod. After a hectic summer, autumn on Cape is a time for peace and solitude, and I can't think of a more peaceful activity than freshwater fishing. 

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8 Steps To Fishing The Cape Cod Canal With Kids

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Note from Ryan: This post was originally published in August of 2014. I figured now would be a good time to re-publish this post, because each week I receive messages from parents who want to take their kids fishing.

One way my Dad got me hooked on fishing was by taking me to the Cape Cod Canal on Sunday evenings when I was between the ages of 6 and 10 years old.

No we did not jig or plug for big stripers, but we did catch a ton of small bottom fish that kept me occupied and very engaged, despite my young age.

In this post I want to share with you 8 steps for fishing the Canal with young children. However be careful because you just may get the young kids in your life hopelessly addicted to fishing – which is exactly what happened to me!

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How To Fish Needlefish Lures For Striped Bass

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Needles rank as one of the most versatile plugs in the surf casters arsenal, and they are simplistic in design.

For all intents and purposes, a needle is simply a weighted, tapered plug of wood or plastic, with no inherent or inbuilt action.

This lack of any existing action is what makes the needle so deadly, and so versatile as a surf plug. The angler has complete control over the plug, which means that needles can be a great choice in a variety of situations.

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Friday September 18th Cape Cod Fishing Report


Kevin Collins

Weekly Podcast Host

Welcome to another episode of the MFCC fishing report podcast. The north wind is howling right now on Cape Cod and the seas are rough.

However, the surfcasting and tuna fishing prior to the strong winds had been solid. In this podcast we get the latest reports from Ryan of MFCC, Phil Howarth of the Goose Hummock Shops, and Bruno Demir of Cape & Islands Mitsubishi.

In today's podcast we provide you with a full update on what's happening in the waters surrounding Cape Cod & the Islands. You'll hear about striper fishing, bluefin tuna fishing, fluke fishing and much more. Please scroll below for an overview, or click here to start listening now.

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Humpback Whales at the Regal Sword East of Chatham

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All this week I have been busy editing a giant tuna fishing episode for season #4 of My Fishing Cape Cod TV, which will air during the winter of 2021.

Today I wanted to share a sneak peek of humpback whales for My Fishing Cape Cod members to check out.

Locating "the life" is typically pretty important when tuna fishing east of Chatham. Usually you want to find the whales before putting your lines out. Often times the whales and tuna are feeding in the same spot.

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