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Recommended Canal Gear & Equipment

Ryan Collins

The Cape Cod Canal is probably the most unique place to fish in all of New England.

Where else can you cast into 60 feet of water while standing on dry land? Not to mention the incredibly strong current and unforgiving bottom.

If you fish the Canal using the same equipment you would use when fishing from the beach or from your boat, then you are setting yourself up for failure.

To fish the Canal effectively you really need to have a rod and reel (plus other equipment) which is specifically designed for fishing the Big Ditch.


Over the past several weeks I've been working with Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle to develop a page here on MFCC devoted to recommended Canal gear and equipment.

This new page ought to be quite beneficial for people who need to get setup with equipment for fishing at the Canal. However, please keep in mind that this page is currently "in the works." 

Please click the button below to view the page.

Over the coming weeks and months we will continue to add Canal-specific items we feel are important to this new page. 

I also plan on consulting with more local experts, and creating more equipment pages for fishing from the beach, boat, kayak and for fishing offshore for tuna and other species. 

As always keep me posted with what you think! I hope your week is going well.

Tight lines and take care,


  1. Love it !

    1. Glad you found this post helpful Mike! 👍

  2. Great work expanding the site…keep it comin’!

    1. Will do for sure!


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