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Flying Fish at the Cape Cod Canal | August 1st Report

Ryan Collins

This morning at around 1:30am, I encountered a tropical flying fish in the area of the Cape Cod Canal.

I have seen flying fish before when I was fishing the canyons, but that was nearly 100 miles offshore in the tropical waters of the Gulf Stream.

I also saw flying fish this past winter while fishing the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Costa Rica.

But I have never seen flying fish in the Cape Cod Canal, or anywhere else along Cape Cod's inshore coastline - until this morning.

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Fortunately I had my GoPro camera with me, and I was able to capture a pretty cool underwater video.

Please click play below to watch! 👇

This was such a cool encounter!

You just never know what wildlife you are going to see when you go fishing. 

If you would like to learn exactly where I encountered this flying fish, then please click here for the location. ✌🏻

Tight lines! 🎣

What do you think?

Let me know by commenting below.

  1. WoW a real flying fish what is next?

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    1. I guess we just never know, but for me, I would love to capture a great white shark predation on drone camera.

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  2. I’m heading out to the Canal striper fishing at sunrise tomorrow. How is this fishing looking lately?

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    1. It’s been very productive lately.

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  3. I saw one over 30 years ago while fishing the Wareham River. I was just a kid but I’ll never forget it. Many of the old timers that fished off the banks for years were amazed at the sighting as well.

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    1. Very cool Ricky. Thanks for sharing 👍

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  4. Wow, super cool,very interesting!

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    1. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

      Have you gotten out fishing recently Leslie? 🎣

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  5. Further evidence of species migration due to climate change.

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    1. Who knows what changes may be in store…

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  6. unreal! We’ve all heard of flying fish, but the first time i saw one while fishing the Cortez Baja Sur, I REFUSED to believe what i was seeing was a fish. I thought the guide was pulling my leg and that it was some fast moving, low flying bird. Those things are a sight to behold if you’ve never seen one in action. Thanks for sharing Ryan. He looked pretty darn relaxed?!?!?

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    1. Hey Doug! Yes he was super relaxed. Just chilling in the light! Awesome fish 🐟

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