Cape Cod Fishing Reports

picture of the sky with rings around the sun

rings around the sun

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It does­n’t hap­pen often, those rings around the sun, but it hap­pens. Just like a day of zero fish. It does­n’t hap­pen often, but it hap­pens… Today was a zero fish day. It was­n’t even, a “we had some good… Read More »rings around the sun

Big tarpon caught on the fly rod

fly casting & fishing tips

A week ago I attend­ed the Wom­en’s Fly Cast­ing Clin­ic where I caught some new fly cast­ing & fish­ing tips. The clin­ic was spon­sored by Cape Cod Trout Unlim­it­ed and Oster­ville Anglers Club. Orvis Fly Cast­ing Instruc­tor Chris Kodor­da con­duct­ed… Read More »fly cast­ing & fish­ing tips

Lobster boat in front of Sandy Neck Lighthouse on Barnstable harbor

the season begins

The sea­son begins with the first fish… After almost a week of strong steady east­er­ly winds, the fog rolled in and the seas calmed. Many fish­er­man have their beliefs as to when the first fish arrive in the har­bor. Some say… Read More »the sea­son begins

Woman Fly Casting

Women’s fly casting clinic

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To be fair, both men and women uti­lize the same tech­niques for actu­al­ly cast­ing a fly rod. In fact, women are often more suc­cess­ful at the onset as they typ­i­cal­ly don’t “mus­cle” the fly rod. Nev­er­the­less, from a learn­ing per­spec­tive,… Read More »Women’s fly cast­ing clinic

2 fly rods lined and ready for action

saltwater fly fishing

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As a Cape Cod Salt­wa­ter Fly Fish­ing Guide for more than twen­ty years, I have guid­ed hun­dreds of striped bass anglers aboard my 20’ cen­ter con­sole boat.  In those years my clients have been experts, novices, and every­one in between. … Read More »salt­wa­ter fly fishing

Cape cod is blustery today

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How­ev­er, the birds are chirp­ing… the Right Whales are in the bay…and spring is near­ing, Cape Cod is blus­tery today! My ‘things to do’ list reads: AA bat­ter­ies, new road bike tires, plant fer­til­iz­er, and 8 weight fly line. Looks like… Read More »Cape cod is blus­tery today

Welcome to the west…

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When oppor­tu­ni­ty knocks, the best plan is to answer, so wel­come to the west… Ear­li­er this month I was invit­ed to Ennis Lake, MT to do some fish­ing. Sound­ed like a good plan so I accept­ed. I had­n’t fished in fresh­wa­ter… Read More »Wel­come to the west…

Boat on Trailer with Car

The Stripers Are Coming…

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Ok, I could­n’t resist. Mass­a­chu­setts’ Patri­ots Day that cel­e­brates my famous ances­tor is right around the cor­ner. And yes, the stripers are com­ing very soon. The slip fees are almost ful­ly paid, the boat is get­ting a fresh wax job and… Read More »The Stripers Are Coming…