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TV Show Season 4: Resources and Tackle List

In this post, you'll find links to all the tackle, equipment, recipes and additional information from 2021 episodes of My Fishing Cape Cod TV.

To navigate this post, simply click the link below to jump to the gear and tackle for a particular episode. 👇

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February 13th Episode: 
Early Spring Saltwater Fishing

In this post, you'll find links to all the tackle, equipment, recipes and additional information from the Early Spring Saltwater Fishing episode which aired on February 13th.

In today's episode, Ryan started by catching green crabs, and then used them as bait for tautog and scup. He also caught a few squid at the end of the episode. 

Sprinkled in among the fishing footage were some clips and information about recipes for tautog and squid. Links to all of this, including gear for catching green crabs, kayaks, life vests, fishing equipment and more can be found below.  

One thing Ryan would like to mention is that wearing a drysuit is the safest way to kayak fishing during the spring on Cape Cod.

The water is very cold during the spring, and wearing a drysuit is the best way to protect yourself from hypothermia, God forbid you were to fall in. Ryan is planning on purchasing a drysuit for 2021 and will be wearing it in future kayak videos.

If you can't find what you're looking for, then please just leave a comment at the end of this post (or reach out to us by clicking the green chat bubble in the lower right) and we can help! 🎣


Life Jackets

One thing Ryan would like to mention is that wearing a drysuit is the safest way to kayak fishing during the spring on Cape Cod.

The water is very cold during the spring, and wearing a drysuit is the best way to protect yourself from hypothermia, God forbid you were to fall in. Ryan is planning on purchasing a drysuit for 2021 and will be wearing it in future kayak videos.

Ryan uses a pedal drive kayak, and recommends looking at Old Town Kayaks for the best quality kayak.


Tautog Tackle


Shimano Teramar 7' Rod, TMS-X70MH


Squid Fishing Tackle

6’6” Temple Fork Outfitters Professional Rod - TFG PSS 662-1

Shimano Nasci FB 2500 Spinning Reel (with 20lb Power Pro Braid)


How To Make Fried Calamari

What You'll Need:

  • 1 lb calamari rings and tentacles
  • 1 C flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 C neutral oil for frying (plus more if needed) - canola, grapeseed or vegetable oil all work great
  • juice of 1 lemon (optional)
  • 1/4 C chopped fresh flat leaf parsley (optional)
  • sweet chili sauce (optional)
  • cocktail sauce (optional)

Directions

  1. 1
    Slice your squid into 1 inch thick rings and keep the tentacles for frying as well (those are the best pieces!) and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. 2
    In a bowl, combine flour with about 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper and coat the calamari into the flour mix.  Place them on a plate with a paper towel (you'll need this after they're done frying).  
  3. 3
    Heat a deep pan or soup pot with oil (grapeseed, canola, vegetable oil).  The oil is ready for frying when it is a shimmery golden color.  You can also throw in a sprinkle of flour, and if it sizzles on contact, the oil is ready.
  4. 4
    Using tongs, carefully place a few calamari rings in at a time, only letting them fry on each side for about 20 seconds.  If your rings are thinner, then they may only need 10-15 seconds (any more than this and you're left with chewy, overcooked calamari).  Once both sides have turned golden brown, transfer them to the paper towel.
  5. 5
    Once all the squid is fried, it is optional to drizzle the juice of a lemon over the rings as well as the chopped fresh flat leaf parsley.  You could also serve these with cocktail sauce or sweet chili sauce.  Serve immediately.

Tautog and Scup Recipes


February 20th Episode:
Little Boat Fishing

In this post, you'll find links to all the tackle, equipment, recipes and additional information from the Little Boat Fishing episode which aired on February 20th.

In this episode, Ryan and Ian Bragdon from the Goose Hummock took the little boat out to the flats for some fly fishing, followed by a trip out for black sea bass with yours truly.

In addition to information and links to all the gear used in today's episode, I'm also sharing some great recipes for black sea bass and striped bass, so you can cook your catch.  

If you can't find what you're looking for, then please just leave a comment at the end of this post (or reach out to us by clicking the green chat bubble in the lower right) and we can help! 🎣


Life Jackets


Fly Fishing for Stripers Tackle

Shimano Teramar 7' TMS-X70MH


Scup and Black Sea Bass Tackle

2 ounce bank sinker

Porgy Scup Rig

Shimano Teramar 7' TMS-X70MH


Striped Bass and Black Sea Bass Recipes

What do you think?

Let me know by commenting below.

  1. Wow! What a complete package! You guys are providing the “how to” the “what to use” the “what to wear” and the “how to eat” all in one place! This is awesome! Great blog!

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    1. Thanks Leslie! I figured it would be a good idea to have this resource page and I’m glad you like it!

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  2. Cooked up some Mediterranean Roasted Haddock last night … outstanding recipe! My wife and I are on a Mediterranean
    diet challenge from her school, so this was a great addition.

    Reply
    1. I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe!!

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