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Fluke Fishing on Cape Cod from Shore

Ryan Collins

Yesterday morning I rolled out of bed at 5am and was fishing by sunrise. It was a beautiful summer morning, but there was a hint of fall in the air.

Usually this time of year I am focused on albies, stripers, or tuna. However, yesterday I decided to switch gears and try for fluke from shore.

Catching "keeper" size fluke is typically easier when fishing from a boat, but there are plenty of areas scattered throughout Cape Cod & the Islands where it's very possible to catch big fluke from terra firma.

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Jetties and inlets like the one pictured above (which I fished yesterday morning) can be great places to try for fluke

Often during late summer and early fall, there are large congregations of peanut bunker in these types of spots.

Yesterday morning I encountered thousands of peanut bunker, bluefish and fluke at an inlet during the incoming tide. 

I also stumbled across more schools of peanut bunker, bluefish and fluke while fishing from a nearby dock.

It was a fun and exciting morning! 


Fluke Fishing Video

I got a little creative yesterday and utilized a drone and various Go Pro cameras to film a video recap of the entire fluke fishing from shore adventure.

***Members of My Fishing Cape Cod can access the full 8+ minute video of the trip by clicking here.*** 

Or you can watch a quick 60 second preview below 👇

Video timestamps (for the full 8+ minute video)

Equipment & tackle used in this video

Watch The Full Video!

Members of My Fishing Cape Cod can access the full 8+ minute fluke fishing video by clicking below.

What do you think?

Let me know by commenting below.

  1. Really enjoyed the video and the different camera angles. I thought the music selection was also a nice touch.

    I like that MFCC is looking at less targeted species, especially during the late summer months when things can really slow down from shore.

    On that point, you might consider dogfish from shore and maybe pair it with a recipe. It’s tasty, puts up a decent fight and is relatively easy.

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    1. I love the dogfish idea! Thanks for recommending that. I’ll see what I can do 👍

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  2. Hi Ryan – is tide or time of day a factor? I have thought fluke would have moved off shore due to water temperature , obviously that’s wrong!

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    1. Hey Jane – I think the most important thing would be to find large concentrations of peanut bunker. If you can find peanut bunker that are holding in one area for a few days, then I think that area would be worth trying for a fluke.

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  3. Ryan, great post! Last summer Nate and Ian and their two friends fishes that same sock and jetty. Yes, In true Nate fashion, caught a fluke there as well!! Totally cool!

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    1. Wow no kidding! That is good to hear. Fluke aren’t the hardest fighting fish in the ocean, but they are a good challenge and a lot of fun. Say hi to Nate and Ian for me! 🎣

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  4. One more comment/statement! Bottom fishing is great! You never know what you’ll find!

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    1. Very true! Never know what you might pull up. In fact, last night we hooked and fought a giant rough tail ray for 3 hours, from shore! Video coming soon.

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  5. Great little video! I am already thinking about jetties and piers that I know of that may be productive. I noticed that you used a teaser on your line. Are teasers just a little something added to entice the fish? Thanks Ryan!

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    1. Yes I had added that teaser earlier in the week when I was fishing for albies. The small fly will sometimes out produce the main lure, especially when the fish are feeding on very small bait.

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