We had a strange turn in the weather, an equipment failure, and lost a big one. But we also caught some keepers, laughed and fished with new friends, and brought home some sweet filets. Can hardly wait to do it again.
Last week I posted about some extra fishing gear I was hoping to sell, and so far I've already sold 2 rods and 3 reels. The members in the forum are great!
Ryan never ceases to amaze me… there we were with water as far as the eye can see...miles and miles of secluded beach in every direction, and Ryan gets us on the fish. Nothing more fun than stripers on a fly rod! Thanks Ryan – I had a blast!
First of all, thank you for all the work you do and information you provide-it has helped me more than you know. I've grown up my whole life fishing the North Shore, mainly the Merrimack River and Plum Island beaches/estuaries.
A few months ago things cooled down up that way so I took my first trip to the canal and was immediately hooked-probably because it was a new challenge and something I could set my mind to.
With lots of research/trial and error, and all the help from the MFCC Canal Forum, I have found multiple favorite spots, techniques, etc. which led to me catching just shy of 20 keeeper-size bass this year from the canal, which were all released.
I love this site! Where else can you post a question, get a response, and yield success in a 2 hour window? Thanks for helping me catch my first striper on my fly rod!
As a novice saltwater fisherman, I've had limited success from shore. The best investment I have ever made was to join My Fishing Cape Cod, and take a guided surfcasting tour with Ryan. It was my best day of fishing I've ever had in fresh or saltwater.
Thank you to Ryan, and all the members of My Fishing Cape Cod. I have only been a member for a couple of years, but I have learned so much from listening to the podcasts, reading the insightful posts, lure suggestions, and all-around great information.
Thanks to the help of your site I have gone from trying to catch my first keeper, to having caught four fish over 40 inches, all in less than a year at the canal.
Caught a 39 incher at the Sandwhich bulkhead, Thursday 6AM, on a Sebile swimmer in mac color. Biggest I have ever caught and I owe it all to MFCC.
Ryan, my thanks to you and Cullen for a great trip. Cullen is a true professional and hard worker, making everything come together for a perfect adventure.I am definitely looking forward to my next group trip. It's the perfect setting to learn, fish and have a good time. Thanks for offering these opportunities.
Being relatively inexperienced at fishing, spending time with Ryan and tapping into his vast knowledge has been wonderful. Ryan answered all of my questions and heightened my passion for fishing, without treating me like an amateur.
Having the opportunity to spend several hours on the boat with Ryan was another excellent learning (and catching) experience. Ryan is an excellent teacher and he does it in such a way where you don’t feel silly for not already knowing how to do something – whether it is applying a certain technique, or simply forgetting to use your thumb to guide line back on to the reel properly. I learned 2-3 new techniques and now have a lot more confidence in my ability to find and catch fish.
I want to take a moment and thank you. I’ve been following MFCC since 2016, and all the fish we caught during my recent trip to Monomoy, were caught using techniques I’ve learned from your site. Thanks so much for being part of my learning experience.
The amount of information Ryan's made available to members is unbelievable!
Some of the greatest friendships and connections in my life right now are because of you and My Fishing Cape Cod. All of us have formed incredible life memories and we talk daily- we've all become super close.
I have great pride for MFCC and really respect it. Its brought so many beneficial aspects to my life. It's helped make me the angler I've been striving to be, and honestly given me the "salt life" that I've yearned for!
I joined MFCC because I wanted to get back into ocean fishing and surfcasting. After doing the trial one month membership and viewing the information and videos on the MFCC webpage, I knew this site was very different. Ryan gives all the members the ability to actively enjoy the membership by learning on their own, but also by going on fishing trips to meet other members and learn from Ryan and the other professional captains that work with him. Ryan has given me the opportunity to get the most out of my fishing experiences. If you enjoy fishing and want to become part of the MFCC community, try out the $1 month membership and test it out for yourself. I did and fishing has never been better.
Thanks for continuing to upgrade My Fishing Cape Cod and reinvesting in the Members. The monthly dues are worth every penny.
Just got back from 2 days fishing up in Falmouth. This was my first time ever striper fishing, and I just wanted to thank you for all the info you post on fishing because it totally made the difference. I had a blast, and in 2 days I caught 34 stripers. Thank you again for all the pointers!
Ryan, I just wanted to reiterate how much I value the site you have created. I also value the ability to share my own success and failures with others throughout the season. My wife makes fun of me because I don’t do social media….except when it comes to MFCC when she frequently says… “are you on the fishing site again?!?”
Ryan, after years trying to surf fish (and using everything you suggested) I finally caught my first fish on the Cape!
I had the trip of a lifetime with Ryan, and I would give the experience, knowledge, equipment and instructions 5 stars. I rediscovered what I love about fishing with MFCC – top-notch!
Ryan has forgotten more about fishing than many of us will ever know. He’s a student and always learning - and sharing information. His knowledge of Cape Cod - from the surf to the bays to the ocean - plus his knowledge of the species, means he’ll be able to get you on fish. You’ll come away with some great memories - but also improve your fishing skills and knowledge of Cape Cod.
The discovery of MFCC led to one of the best guided fishing trips I have taken - and I've taken lots of fishing trips in the last 35 years. This was my first time fishing in Massachusetts and I feel fortunate to have connected with Ryan as I doubt there is a friendlier, more knowledgeable guide out there. Thanks again Ryan for putting me on the fish!
Between my group fishing trip last summer with captain Cullen, and my most recent surfcasting trip with Ryan, I've had some amazing experiences with MFCC. The trips, community and website have been a ton of fun.
Just wanted to say thanks to Ryan and My Fishing Cape Cod. My family and I spent the weekend at Smugglers Beach and all the advice and tips that Ryan provided were very helpful in catching stripers. My son was most impressed when I pulled that first striper from the ocean. It was especially nice meeting some of the local anglers, and just talking about fishing like I had known them forever. Then to top it all off we stopped at the Canal on the way home. On my second cast I hooked up with a nice one, as my son was jumping and yelling "It's a big one Dad" - Great times!
When I first met Ryan he was very kind and asked us many questions so he could get to know us. He brought us to a beautiful spot where I started off with a topwater plug. At first I was not having much luck, but then Ryan hooked a fish and he let me reel it in. From there on I was on fire and I caught 8 stripers! I will never forget the last fish I caught because it was absolutely huge. I had such a great time fishing with Ryan.
Thanks so much for the surfcasting expedition. It was great, and I can honestly say I wouldn't have caught anything without you. And thanks for the fillets. I baked them in butter and they were delicious.
Thank you Ryan for the information you provide on My Fishing Cape Cod. After joining your website, my approach and game plan has greatly improved, especially at the canal.
Your website and team has allowed me to accumulate years of knowledge in a short time, and has brought more enjoyment to my fishing at the canal and surf. Catching fish is a bonus, but knowing I am well positioned for the fish of a lifetime is exciting and makes my time on the water more enjoyable.
My wife and I look forward to retiring on the Cape in a few years and I look forward to my toughest decisions being to fish, golf, or join my wife at the beach. Thank you for all you do and please keep the same approach you have now, no matter how big My Fishing Cape Cod may get. Your approach and sincerity in what you do serves you well in my opinion.
Ryan - you've helped my son build up his confidence as a fisherman. I am not sure you really know what type of impression you have made on him. THANK YOU!
Having fished my entire life, I have been looking for a place to learn, share, and grow with other people who share this passion. Whether I am checking the forum/blog from work in my morning routine or listening to the weekly podcast, the amount of information on a daily basis is truly special. The community Ryan built has been a pleasure to be a part of in my first few months as a member!
Ryan, this site is outrageous! I could spend a month just watching the videos and reading the stories about the canal. I was expecting just a fishing report about various locations on the Cape that would give me a heads up in regards to spots to fish, methods and equipment to use-but I can see that MFCC is much more. I am really impressed with your site and will recommend it to others.
The 'tog trip was a lot of fun! We had a great group of guys, pretty decent weather, and Captain Cullen always works super hard to get you on the fish. This was my first trip of the season, so it was a good way to start the year. It's fishing time!
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