It's not easy figuring out where and when to go fishing on Cape Cod. Saltwater fish in particular can move quickly, and the location of the best bite can change by the hour.
If you are looking to learn about fishing Cape Cod for striped bass, bluefin tuna, false albacore, black sea bass, tautog and other species, then you have come to the right place. Here on My Fishing Cape Cod we even have a growing amount of information for offshore fishing at the Northeast Canyons, fly fishing, freshwater fishing and much more.
On My Fishing Cape Cod we provide a variety of information and Cape Cod fishing reports for:
On this website you will find several different types of fishing reports and interactive content, including:
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In addition to the above mentioned items, I also send out weekly Cape Cod fishing updates via email. Email updates are 100% free and you can unsubscribe at anytime.
Over the years we have literally published thousands of reports, articles and videos here on My Fishing Cape Cod. Our members' forum in particular generates a ton of activity from May through early October.
I am always doing my best to make My Fishing Cape Cod as user-friendly as possible, so I've organized a lot of this content by general areas on Cape Cod. You can click a link below (or just keep scrolling) to see a preview of the content we have to offer for each general area of Cape Cod.
Cape Cod Canal
Here on MFCC we have published thousands of Cape Cod Canal fishing reports since the website was launched in 2011. For this season, the most valuable asset for recent canal reports will be the Cape Cod Canal category inside our members' forum.
Inside our members' forum you will find regularly updated Cape Cod Canal fishing reports and other content which is shared daily by our friendly and helpful community of more than 1,500 anglers. So in other words, the forum will be the best place to get the most up-to-date Cape Cod Canal fishing reports.
In addition to the forum, we have hundreds of Cape Cod Canal articles, videos, podcasts and tutorials here on My Fishing Cape Cod. I have included a preview of two of my most popular canal-related articles below.
Cape Cod Bay
Cape Cod Bay encompasses more than 600 square miles. The bay stretches from Plymouth in the west across to Provincetown in the east. Fishing Cape Cod Bay can result in catches of striped bass, bluefish, giant bluefin tuna, flounder and much more.
For daily Cape Cod Bay fishing reports and updates, please visit the Cape Cod Bay category inside our members' forum. As always, the daily and hourly fishing reports shared by our members will be the fastest way for you to get up to speed on the latest fishing news from Cape Cod Bay.
Our bi-weekly podcast is also a good place to get updates on fishing Cape Cod Bay.
In addition, we have hundreds of Cape Cod Bay articles, videos and tutorials available on the My Fishing Cape Cod website. Our most recent two Cape Cod Bay-related blog posts are linked to below.
Buzzard's Bay is home to many different species of fish including fluke, stripers, blues, black sea bass, scup and more. The bay stretches from the West End of the Cape Cod Canal all the way south to Cuttyhunk Island.
For daily Buzzard's Bay fishing reports and updates, please visit the Buzzard's Bay category inside our members' forum. We have many members who post daily and hourly Buzzard's Bay fishing reports. In addition to obtaining recent intel, our forum is a great place to network with other anglers who fish Buzzard's Bay.
Our bi-weekly podcast is also a good place to get updates on fishing Buzzard's Bay.
Since launching My Fishing Cape Cod in 2011 I have published dozens of Buzzard's Bay videos, articles and fishing reports of my own. You can preview some of this content below.
Vineyard Sound is bordered by Cape Cod and the Elizabeth Islands to the north, and Martha's Vineyard to the south. Strong currents and rips can be found throughout Vineyard Sound, and the fishing can be good for a variety of different species.
For the most up-to-date Martha's Vineyard, Elizabeth Islands, and Vineyard Sound fishing reports, please visit the Nantucket/Vineyard Sound category inside our members' forum. The forum is very active during the season (May-October).
I find myself fishing Vineyard Sound most often during the spring for stripers, during the summer for sharks, and during the fall for false albacore. You can preview some of this content below.
Nantucket Sound is home to the famous Monomoy Rips. The rips produce great fishing for stripers, bluefish, fluke and albies. The beaches of Nantucket Sound are great for stripers and bluefish during the spring and fall, brown sharks during the summer, and albies and Spanish mackerel during late summer.
As mentioned above, please visit the Nantucket/Vineyard Sound category inside our members' forum. The forum is very active during the season (May-October).
Over the past 5 years I've made quite a few trips out of Saquatucket Harbor and Bass River for bass and tuna. I also occasionally fish the Nantucket Sound coastline from shore for stripers and bluefish. You can preview reports from these adventures by clicking below.
Lower/Outer Cape Cod
Cape Cod's Great Beach stretches from Chatham in the south to Provincetown in the north. Much of this area encompasses Cape Cod National Seashore, which is a federally protected region of land. This area is in as pristine a state as you'll find anywhere on the Cape. Over the years this shoreline has produced legendary surfcasting for striped bass and bluefish. The waters east of Outer Cape Cod are home to cod, haddock, giant bluefin tuna and more.
For the latest Lower and Outer Cape Cod fishing reports please visit the Lower/Outer Cape Cod category inside our members' forum. The crew from the Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans also provides Outer Cape fishing reports when they call-in to our bi-weekly podcast.
Since launching MFCC in 2011 I've made it a ritual to fish the beaches of Outer Cape Cod at least a few times each season. I've also embarked on many boat fishing trips for striped bass and tuna in this area. You can preview some of this content by clicking below.
Tuna & Offshore
In certain areas off Cape Cod it's possible to catch bluefin tuna within just a mile or two from the beach. At other times the best bluefin fishing happens anywhere from 10-40 miles offshore, which is reachable by many boats on a calm day.
In addition, the Northeast Canyons are located roughly 100 miles southeast of Cape Cod and the Islands. This is the edge of the continental shelf and is where warm Gulf Stream waters can be found. All sorts of pelagic species can be caught here including yellowfin tuna, white and blue marlin, dorado (mahi mahi), swordfish and more.
Each season members from My Fishing Cape Cod who tuna fish share fishing reports to the Offshore category inside our members' forum. The crew from the Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans also provides tuna and offshore canyons reports when they call-in to our bi-weekly podcast.
Over the past several years I've done a lot of tuna fishing at Stellwagen Bank, Cape Cod Bay, Crab Ledge and Regal Sword. I've also had a handful of opportunities to fish Veatch, Hydrographer and West Atlantis Canyons. You can preview some of these adventures below.
Back in 2015 my wife Lauren and I went on a month long "do it yourself" adventure in Costa Rica. I had zero expectations with regards to the fishing, but to my surprise I caught big jacks, Spanish mackerel and roosterfish of 50+ pounds from the beach, and later from boats and kayaks.
What I discovered was that fishing in Costa Rica is very similar to fishing on Cape Cod. The species are different, but the gear, tackle, and strategies are pretty much the same. Since 2015 we've returned to Costa Rica each winter, sometimes bringing members of My Fishing Cape Cod with us.
You can preview some of my Costa Rica fishing content by clicking below. We also have this category inside our forum which is dedicated to fishing in Costa Rica and elsewhere around the world.
Elsewhere Around The World
In addition to Cape Cod and Costa Rica, myself and many members from MFCC enjoy traveling to fishing destinations around the world. From Puerto Vallarta to Belize and beyond, I always have fun sharing and reading about these adventures.
You can preview some of this off-Cape fishing content by clicking below. In addition, we have a Fishing the World category in our members' forum that you might also want to check out.