September 6 2021

The Cape Cod Surfcasting Experience “Mini-Vacation” Giveaway


Giveaway is now closed!

You can see who won by clicking play below.

Today is the last day to enter this giveaway for a Cape Cod surfcasting trip, a two night stay at the Bayside Resort (with breakfast each day), a dinner at Misaki Sushi restaurant.

Also, if the winner of this giveaway wants to purchase any equipment, then I will personally visit the Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans with you for an outfitting session. It should be fun!

This giveaway is 100% free for anyone to enter!

All you have to do to be included is leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post. You can also enter via the Bayside Resorts website, which you can view here. Either method of entry will work.

I will randomly draw the winner tonight (September 6th) and I will post the winner's name here on this blog around 8PM.

Please scroll below for more details! ?


The Surfcasting Experience

The winner of this giveaway will be able to redeem this experience anytime between September 10th 2021, and June 15th 2022 based on availability. Not available during holiday periods. We are flexible and will work with your schedule.

For anyone who's never done it before, the thrill of hooking into a striped bass with both of your feet on the sand is oftentimes an experience that is never forgotten.

While there are never any guarantees in fishing, you can rest assured that I will do everything in my power to get you into some fish! 

At the very least, we'll visit one of Cape Cod's most scenic areas, and will be surrounded by natural beauty. From seals to piping plovers, you never know what we may encounter while fishing the beach.

It's best if we can time the trip for a day when high tide occurs sometime after sunset. Typically I like to fish the incoming tide from just before sunset into dark, and then fish the first part of the outgoing. 

The surfcasting trip will last between 6-8 hours and I can supply all rods, reels, lures and other necessary tackle and equipment. 

Also, if the winner of this giveaway wants to purchase any equipment, then I will personally visit the Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans with you for an outfitting session. It should be fun!

The Bayside Resort

The winner of this giveaway will receive a free two night stay at the Bayside Resort, which was recently voted as one of the best hotels on Cape Cod. 

The Bayside is located at 225 Route 28 in West Yarmouth, and it overlooks a beautiful and picturesque section of Lewis Bay.

The Bayside is a locally owned and managed property with the all amenities of the newest chain hotels plus the look, feel and charm of Cape Cod.

Their central location makes them a perfect home base for excursions, trips to the beach, golf or sightseeing. The hotel is located close to beaches, restaurants, shopping, ferries and many other Cape Cod attractions.

The Bayside also offers a variety of other Vacation Experience Getaways that will make your visit both fun and memorable!

How To Enter

Thank you for your interest in this giveaway!

Entering is easy and 100% free. All you have to do is leave a comment below and I will include your name for a chance to win.  You can also enter via the Bayside Resorts website, which you can view here. Either method of entry will work.

I will draw the winner on Labor Day (September 6th) and post the winner's name here on this blog. I will also email the winner directly.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and best of luck in this Bayside Resort/My Fishing Cape Cod giveaway!

Tight lines 🎣

Get Entered For A Chance To Win!

Simply leave a comment below to get entered.

About the author 

Ryan Collins

I'm fortunate to have grown up on the beach, and I've been fishing since kindergarten. I have great family, friends and fishing experiences to be thankful for. Just being out there is enough-catching fish is just a bonus!

  • Thanks for doing such great work Ryan. Regardless of who wins, your doing an awesome job helping others enjoy the gift of beauty, nature, and fish… keep up the great work!

  • I’ve been out surf casting about 50 times with zero luck. I’m a huge largemouth bass fisherman, and have always got fish while on charters. Would love to get some time in with Someone that has had such incredible success!

  • Love the blog and your YouTube channel, and what a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for being so informative and passionate about the sport! P.s. more flyfishing videos please!

  • Please we need a mini vacation to the Cape and would love to more about surf fishing there!!!!

  • Novice fisherman here would love to to learn and experience surf casting! Tight lines!
    Thank you for the content here as well.

  • Thanks for putting this contest and all your content together! Would love a chance for mini fishing vacation.

  • Great page and company! Love watching all the content and would love to experience this trip!

  • Tight lines , good friends and cherished family time is what the sport of fishing is all about . Ryan , we look forward to all your reports tips and tricks !!! Thank you .

  • This would be a perfect getaway for us! We have not been able to get to the Cape in three years. Thanks for the opportunity!! Tight lines!

  • Ryan,
    I enjoy your My Fishing Cape Cod Fishing shows and Facebook posts! I am an Alumni of Massachusetts Maritime Academy 1985 and would love to revisit Cape Cod and spend time fishing with you as we share the same passion for the ocean and all the sea life it has! This time of year brings the best fishing of the season with the fall migration. It would be an honor to wet a line with you on Olde Cape Cod!
    Capt Bill
    South Kingstown, RI

  • Hi Ryan! I really enjoyed your how to catch your first albie emails! I also love searching the forum and reading the posts. Your website is very helpful to me, and the fishing reports have been excellent to read. The video you posted with the fluke bite was amazing, such great and unique content. So glad I signed up for MFCC! Here’s to tight lines, as I would love the opportunity to fish with you sometime. If you get a chance, you can follow me on Instagram @ReelinRiva for my recent catches. Hope you have a great Labor Day!

  • Hello for Western NY! To win this trip would be a great experience for me. I spent many two week vacations on the cape when I was a kid. I love the cape. As one of my family friends would say ( long passed sad to say) “ you’ve got sand in your shoes”. To fish with MFCC would be something to cherish.

  • Really enjoy your content and Info about the sport and cape. My month old daughter and gf have watched your shows and videos getting them ready!

  • This trip sounds amazing I have learned a lot watching you videos to get me started striper fishing

  • This would be a cool opportunity since my family just sold our cape house after I’ve spent every summer growing up there. So this would be a good opportunity for me to come back some time

  • Would love a chance to fish with you. I live in cape and have never been super successful surfcasting. Bayside is a beautiful place as well.

  • I live on cape and this sounds amazing! Never had much luck surfcasting but would to soak up some knowledge!

  • Wow! This looks incredible! I am Hoosier Girl ready for this awesome trip! Born and raised in Indiana, I’d love to try my outdoor skills in Cape Cod! Fingers Crossed 🙂

  • Perfect way to celebrate my twin sister & mine 60th birthday!
    We love the Cape & fishing too!

  • Would love to win that trip. Just got back from visiting t son who works in Groton CT. My wife and I loved that part of new England. Thanks

  • Sounds like a great experience. Me and my son would love this. Your updates are great.

  • Sounds like a great experience and lots of fun. It would be a great way to top off my birthday in early September.

  • This would be super fun.
    I have fished on only the beaches from Ptown to Wellfleet and this looks like a good experience, if not for me my son would dig it..!!

    • This would be super fun.
      I have fished on only the beaches from Ptown to Wellfleet and this looks like a good experience, if not for me ,my son would dig it..!!

  • This would be a dream ..we used to live on cape and we come every year to fish this would be amazing !

  • Hi I’m Dave a surfcaster . I enjoy watching your videos on YouTube . I would love to win this trip me an my son enjoying fishing. An bring outdoors p.s. I could use a better reel . Well thanks hope you see this .

  • I have always wanted to take part in your fishing trips and giveaways, but I live in Vermont, so it is kind of a haul to the the cape. This trip allows me the opportunity to plan ahead.
    Thanks JT

  • I appreciate your updates. Do you offer lessons, for example, like take people out for a few hours to teach basics of surf casting? Thanks for the insights.

  • Great video! Looks like a lot of fun. I have always wanted to fish for Stripers off the shore and caught one! Tried a couple of times on the harbor islands.

  • Just got back today (to Connecticut) from a week in Wellfleet with my family. Highlight of the trip by far was last Wednesday with my 7 and 9 year old sons at First Encounter beach, beautiful sunset, tide coming in and they pulled in a few schoolies with the joe baggs blurple swarter after watching your video! A night we’ll never forget! Really enjoy your videos and knowledge of fishing! Thank you!

  • Just recently visited the cape for the first time and fell in love!! What an amazing place, thanks for the chance to win! 🐟

  • That’s one of the sweetest giveaway’s I’ve seen yet, count me in.

    John D. Silva

  • Enjoy the site. Come out 2-3 weekends per month. Your info. Helps! Thanks!

  • I’m relatively new to surfcasting (since last year) and I can honestly say, I’m “hooked”! Would greatly appreciate a chance to learn more through experience. Keep it reel.

  • I read your column weekly and cannot wait for my next visit to the Cape. Hopefully the Albies will be running soon.

  • Would love to enjoy this wonderful experience! What a great giveaway! Thank you, Gretchen

  • Sounds like a good time I would look forward to fishing with you maybe you can teach me a few things about surf fishing count me in thank you

  • Enjoy your updates
    Will be tryn out your pointers week of 8/21
    I’ll keep you posted

  • Can’t wait to experience the fishing on the cape. Fully retired in March of 2022. Twenty five years of working in an ER has taken its toll both physically and emotionally. Can’t wait to relax.

  • What a wonderful mini vacation giveaway. Count me in and thank you Ryan for all you do.

  • Love reading your blog. Being in NH I’ve only fished for stripers once this year on PI, and haven’t been to the Cape since COVID. I miss it.

  • Ryan, I just love your website. I look forward to everything you write about. So happy Lauren is into fishing. We need more girls out there!
    Please enter me in the contest🍀

  • Sounds like an awesome trip. My wife and I are just getting started saltwater fishing. Love the emails and post! Thanks!

  • Thank you for your reports. I find them interesting and engaging. My wife and 11 year old just got into fishing this year or rather casting and losing lures as no one has caught any fish. Hopefully this will change in the future.

  • Thanks for letting me enter. I’ve fished the R.I. surf for years so it would be nice to see the outer cape during the fall run. Thanks again, Dan.

  • Great source on the latest action on the Cape! Keep doing what you love and do best!

  • I enjoy reading your interesting posts; keep up the good work!



  • Ryan, Nothing better than being shown around by a native Cape Codder. Fingers crossed! Joe

  • Hello Ryan, this trip sounds amazing! Please enter me for the raffle.

    Tight lines!
    Bob Canal

  • I was a Member last year, but have not been able to get out and fish much the past couple of years ( Despite having a nice boat). Work and elderly parent care eats up all my time. I will join again next Spring. Love this group, best group of people on the Cape.
    I Love that Ryan takes the time to clean up the spots he comes across that have litter.

  • Thanks for all the good scoop on fishing. As far as skate wings you are right and years past before truth in advertising skate wings were cut in circles and sold as scallops.

  • There is something special about fishing. It’s not always about what you catch. It’s the sunrisses and sunsets, the shooting stars and difference in the ocean movements. You can fish in the same spot and have so many diferent experienes or explore the vast amount of different speicies that roam our shore or deep ocean canyons. You never know what you will see or catch. And even if you catch nothing,it can still be a perfect experience,

  • Thanks for all the fishing tips. We love getting your newsletter. Hope to catch some good fish during our next visit to Cape
    The Gillis Family

  • I look forward to your weekly updates. Even though I don’t fish the Cape as often as I would like, the information is very helpful!

  • By far one of the best fishing personalities in New England and at some point a local legend

  • Ryan. Thanks for putting on these great adventures. I’d love to get out and fish the beaches with you.

    • Please count me in. Your email newsletter is great and I look forward to it every week

  • Ryan, many thanks for your incredibly informative blog.

    Your love of the Cape and it’s natural beauty is clear for all your readers.

    Keep up the great work.

    Tight lines!!

  • Ahhh Ryan thanks for a sunny fishing forecast…all this rain sure is bleak. Just what I needed to pull out of the doldrums.
    Thanks !!
    Tall R.

  • Every year I try surfcasting the outer beaches, and every year I come up short! I need someone to show me the way! I’m in!!

  • {"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

    You may also like

    With all the surfcasting talent on My Fishing Cape Cod, let’s see how you can do under tournament conditions! This October 15th

    Read More

    *For the latest reports updates please visit the MFCC forumIt had been a while since I had been fishing in my Old

    Read More