Throughout this holiday season I will be featuring and releasing new products and services which I feel passionate about.
Some of these products (like the canal plug bag) are only be available for a limited time, while services like guided surfcasting trips and lessons are limited in quantity to just a few anglers.
Active members of My Fishing Cape Cod can also use new member-only discount codes to receive between 10-20% off the cost of selects products and fishing trips below.
Members can also use a special discount code on the canalbaitandtackle.com website this holiday season to receive 10% off your entire order.
1) Gift Memberships
Last Christmas people inquired about giving a membership to My Fishing Cape Cod as a Christmas gift to a member of their family who loves fishing. I thought that was a great idea, so this year I have decided to make it possible!
Starting on Black Friday it will be possible to purchase 6 month and 1 year memberships to My Fishing Cape Cod, which can be given away as gifts. If you purchase a gift membership, you'll even receive a special PDF download which you can print out, wrap up and give away on Christmas morning.
2) New Concept Cape Cod Canal Plug Bag
This holiday season myself and MFCC member Mike Webster have teamed up to offer a brand new type of plug bag which is perfect for people who enjoy fishing at the Cape Cod Canal.
The main difference between this plug bag and others on the market, is that this plug bag can easily store large lures commonly fished at the Cape Cod Canal, such as the 9 inch Magic Swimmer, Guppy Pencil Poppers and the Joe Baggs Patriot Fish.
In fact this plug bag can even store the massive lures and extra large jigs intended for bluefin tuna. The bag is deep and wide so you will never have to deal with tangled up lures again.
This bag also features compartments and sleeves for storing leader material, bucktails jigs, metals and soft plastic baits. There is a sleeve for pliers, a spot for your fish gripper and more.
From the canal, to the surf and even out on the boat, everything you need for lures and terminal tackle can be conveniently kept all together in this "new for 2018" canal plug bag.
What's even cooler is that this plug bag was designed by one of our very own members, Mike Webster of Falmouth, MA (pictured below).
The price of this bag will be $99 + shipping and it will be available for purchase here on the My Fishing Cape Cod website on Black Friday. Members can use their discount code to receive 10% off.
3) Beginner Surfcasting Trips & Lessons
During the spring, the beaches here on Cape Cod are for the most part empty of sunbathers, and all you will find are birds, bass and us surfcasters. During the spring, bass are migrating along the beach, and with less people around, we will probably have the entire shoreline all to ourselves.
If you sign up for one of these surfcasting trips, then I will take you to some of the most gorgeous places to fish from shore on Cape Cod. I can't guarantee big fish, but I can confidently say that you'll have a great chance of hooking up with schoolies.
These surfcasting trips and lessons are perfect for people who want to catch their first-ever striped bass. They are also perfect for people who are new to surfcasting and want to learn.
But don't take it from me! Have a look at what people are saying about my 2017 surfcasting trips and lessons...
Hello Ryan, your passion for fishing the waters of Cape Cod is infectious. That you took my grandson, Adam, and I to one of your "secret spots" speaks volumes about your generosity and eagerness to include others into the thrill and beauty of surf casting. The fabulous setting was enhanced by the gentle breezes and scenic sky. I especially enjoyed the nuance of reeling speed and rod action for the various types of lures. Catching and landing stripers was a bonus as the look of joy on Adam's face was a memory imprinted forever. That you took the time to capture the moments on your camera, was an additional component of the highly enjoyable adventure. A life long resident of the Cape, I gleaned so many tips from you; my grandson and I will always recall that we started this journey with you as we embark on our new hobby of surf casting.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Being relatively inexperienced at fishing, spending time with Ryan and tapping into his vast knowledge was wonderful. Ryan answered all of my questions and heightened my passion for fishing, without treating me like an amateur. I highly recommend a fishing trip with Ryan!
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.
With Ryan, you learn nuances of timing your fishing trip with different tides and locations, as well as technique. On our trip we were rewarded with catching stripers of up to 37 inches on a beautiful stretch of beach under the stars. Cant get much better then that.
On a beautiful Cape Cod Friday I headed out on a guided surfcasting trip/lesson with Ryan. The sun was shining, the water glistening, the stripers were biting and we enjoyed it all while walking the magnificent beaches of the Lower Cape. Plus we finished the day with a spectacular sunset.
Thank you Ryan for letting me share such a wonderful afternoon with you. I look forward to watching and reading about your future adventures and successes with MFCC.
Thanks for showing me around and sharing your knowledge. And that fatty keeper was awesome. I appreciate you slicing up some fillets for me at end of the night. Looking forward to getting out there again with you sometime. Thanks again!
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.
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!
4) Guided Fly Fishing
Since I was a kid I've had the opportunity to explore all over Cape Cod, both on foot and on a boat. Four years ago I "discovered" what I feel is one of the nicest places to fly fish on the Cape (and no it's not the Brewster Flats).
Just be prepared to walk, as we will probably cover at least 3 miles on the beach, but trust me, it is worth the walk!
I cannot guarantee keeper-size fish during this trips, but I can say with confidence that your odds of catching stripers on the fly will be very good, as long as you are able to make at least a 10-15 yard cast.
Plus the scenery will be spectacular. I cannot think of a better way of kicking off the 2018 Cape Cod fishing season.
5) Canal Bait & Tackle Holiday Discount Code
Once again the Miller family of Canal Bait & Tackle is coming through in the clutch to offer members of My Fishing Cape Cod a 10% discount code good for online purchases during this upcoming holiday season.
This online discount code will be available to My Fishing Cape Cod members beginning on Black Friday and running through the winter. The code can be used on the Canal Bait website during checkout to receive 10% of any order.
In conclusion I feel we already have a lot to look forward to this winter here on My Fishing Cape Cod. I have a lot more in the works (in addition to the items listed above) and I look forward to sharing more new services, products and adventures with you this December and January.
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!