This October there has been a plethora of Ocean Sunfish (also called Mola molas) inside the Cape Cod Canal and Cape Cod Bay.
Today while filming an episode of My Fishing Cape Cod TV, myself, camera crew, Tony Nevarro and Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle encountered several of these odd fish.
Mola molas are odd-looking, interesting fish which can grow to a whopping 2,000 pounds! Ocean sunfish are also capable of breaching, and often jump straight clear of the water in an attempt to rid themselves of embedded parasites.
Ocean sunfish were not all that we encountered today while filming. We fished outside the East End of the Canal and even took a spin through the Canal in my boat, checking out the rips and holes of the Big Ditch using my sonar.
To get the full scoop on everything we encountered, please read this forum post which I just published a few minutes ago. Leave a comment in our forum and I will be sure to reply with any advice or tips.
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!