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Cape Cod “Grand Slam” of Rainbows, Brookies, Tigers and Browns

Ryan Collins

On this very memorable late October morning, I woke up before sunrise to prepare for my first ever Cape Cod fly fishing trout trip. 

I have caught striped bass and other saltwater species on the fly rod, but never have I fly fished for trout. So needless to say I was pretty excited!

The morning was fresh, cool and picturesque. The fall foliage was coming in nicely, providing a perfectly scenic backdrop to an already very beautiful and serene Cape Cod kettle pond.

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It felt great to be outside in the crisp autumn air. All I needed now were for the trout to cooperate 🙏🏻 

At 7:45AM I was paddling towards the far corner of the pond with a fly in the water, when I got slammed by a big rainbow!

To see the lure this trout was caught on, to learn more about the gear, and get extra details about this trip, please view the extended fishing report.

That was my first rainbow trout ever on the fly, so I was eager to get back to fishing and see what else might be biting.

About 15 minutes later I decided to do another troll through the same area, when my 5 weight fly rod doubled over. I was on again!

To see the lure this trout was caught on, to learn more about the gear, and get extra details about this trip, please view the extended fishing report.

This fish was a tiger trout, another first for me! It was apparent that these trout were hungry and aggressive. 

With two trout caught on the troll, I decided to try my luck at casting. I paddled over to a different section of the pond and was soon hooked up again!

To see the lure this trout was caught on, to learn more about the gear, and get extra details about this trip, please view the extended fishing report.

This time it was a bright and super colorful brook trout. I was amazed at how gorgeous this fish was, especially the fluorescent white outline on its fins.

With a rainbow, tiger and brook trout under my belt, the only missing species was the elusive brown. Brown trout can be fickle, difficult creatures to catch. 

However luck was on my side because the next bite was from a brown!

To see the lure this trout was caught on, to learn more about the gear, and get extra details about this trip, please view the extended fishing report.

All in all I caught 2 tigers, 1 brook, 1 brown, and 3 rainbows - including one monster rainbow that was 19-20 inches in size.

It was by far the most successful trout fishing trip I have ever experienced!

The Pond

This pond is located on private property and is absolutely loaded with four species of trout, including some north of 20 inches!  

The owner is a devout fly fisherman who turned his dream into a reality, and is now sharing his favorite honey hole with special friends and guests.  

He's a My Fishing Cape Cod Member, who's created an oasis for fly anglers looking for a place to stay and fish on Cape Cod.

Fishing is only accessible to overnight guests of the newly renovated 4 bedroom/3 bath Cape Cod property located right on the trout pond. In addition, the rental house is located nearby one of the best beaches in the world for targeting stripers on the flats with a fly rod.

Special pricing packages are available for My Fishing Cape Cod members during fall and spring!

  • 3-Night - $1,299 (plus taxes & fees)
  • 7-Night - $2,200 (plus taxes & fees)

*Owner suggests no more than 4 people fishing the pond at one time.

If you are interested in this unique trout fishery and would like to learn more about renting, then please click here to enter your email and we'll send you more information.

The trout are definitely biting with this recent stretch of cold weather!

If you have not done so already, then I would recommend breaking out the trout gear and giving it a shot.

Please stay tuned for more trout fishing posts coming soon.

Tight lines! 🎣

What do you think?

Let me know by commenting below.

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!

  1. Whoa, what a first trip, Ryan!

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    1. I am forever spoiled!

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  2. That’s a pretty solid outing for trout! lb for lb, brookies are one of the best fighting fish – they don’t stop even when after you land them! I had some epic battles this last spring with 2-3 lb brookies on light gear that are still very vivid. Also one of the prettiest and best tasting of the species IMO. LOL

    Well done sir!

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    1. They are definitely the prettiest, especially with the white outline on their fins, no doubt about that. Good luck Tim this fall with your trout pursuits!

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