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A Dream Come True For Those Who Fish The Canal?

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This is a guest post from Dex Chadsey, who first joined MFCC back in 2013.

I am excited to have Dex contributing to MFCC!

I recently saw this post by MFCC member Ron Enos, in the Cape Cod Canal section of our forum...

“Gonna head down (to the Canal) in a couple of weeks and practice finding some holes to jig, start a journal to keep some notes which I'll use this year...hope it helps. Just looking forward to spending some time there.”

As a canal fisherman myself, I share Ron’s desire to understand what the Canal's bottom looks like.

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10 Reasons To Already Get Excited For Spring Fishing On Cape Cod

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There may be 3 feet of snow outside, but in my mind, spring is not that far away. I plan on wetting a line about one month from now, as soon as the snow and ice begins to melt.

Whether you want to catch trout, stripers or just some fresh air, we sure have a lot to look forward to!

Here's 10 reasons to already get excited.

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2 Places To Find A Keeper Striper From Shore This Week On Cape Cod


As of right now the weather for this week is looking pretty reasonable. Unless the forecast changes (as it often does!) we might receive a day or two of "balmy" southwest winds.

If you want to catch at least one more keeper striper from shore on Cape Cod, then I feel this is the week to do it. In this post I'll share with you a few places worth checking out over the next several days.

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Cape Cod Striped Bass Fishing Report for October 20



Before I dive into this post, I want to let you know that I am thinking of hosting an in-person fishing class before the weather turns too cold. Topics covered would include how to work certain plugs like pencil poppers, how to fish a live eel and virtually anything you may personally be interested in learning.

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It’s Time We Made Cape Cod’s Environment A Priority | PLEASE READ

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A couple of weeks ago I was driving down the mid-Cape highway as I often do. I spend a lot of time on this stretch of road en route to Cape Cod's beaches, bays, harbors and estuaries because I like to go fishing.

On this day I noticed a clear cutting operation going on and I watched in utter disbelief as I saw tree after tree being cut down. This sparked me to act immediately, and the result is the information presented in this blog post.

If you care about Cape Cod's natural environment, I urge you to read on.

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8 Steps To Fishing The Cape Cod Canal With Young Children

New saltwater fisherman Kyle Connors caught this small sea bass while fishing the Canal with me a couple weeks ago.

One way my Dad got me hooked on fishing was by taking me to the Cape Cod Canal on Sunday evenings when I was between the ages of 6 and 10 years old.

No we did not jig or plug for big stripers, but we did catch a ton of small bottom fish that kept me occupied and very engaged, despite my young age.

In this post I want to share with you 8 steps for fishing the Canal with young children. However be careful because you just may get the young kids in your life hopelessly addicted to fishing - which is exactly what happened to me!

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3 Ways To Catch A Big Striper This Week At The Cape Cod Canal

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As a teenager my most productive Canal trips happened during the night in July.

It’s the end of July and often the striped bass fishing action at the Cape Cod Canal slows way down. However this has been an interesting season so far at the Big Ditch and there’s reason to believe the fishing might actually get better as August approaches.

Right now I feel you will have an excellent chance of hooking a good fish at the Canal, granted you put in the time and effort. There’s been some good fish taken recently and at odd hours too, like smack dab during the middle of the day, when the sun is high in the sky.

In this post I’ll share with you three ways you can catch a big striper this week fishing the Cape Cod Canal.

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