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“Behind The Scenes” | Albie Fishing on My Fishing Cape Cod TV

Ryan Collins

Hope you enjoyed today's TV episode! If you missed it, then be sure to tune to NBC SportsBOSTON tomorrow (Sunday) at 9:30am for an episode replay.

Albies can be hot and heavy one day, and gone the next. Fishing wasn't easy during this episode, but we made the most of it! 

Regardless it's fun to be dreaming of fish and warmer weather while New England is getting blasted by an arctic polar vortex.

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Sierra Mackerel From The Beach In Costa Rica

Ryan Collins

This week a group of members from My Fishing Cape Cod have flown down to Costa Rica, to join my wife Lauren and I for a week of fishing, exploring and enjoying the sun!

However, before we get started, I'd like to thank all the viewers who tuned-in to the first episode of season #2 of My Fishing Cape Cod TV. You guys rock and thanks for watching!

Fishing in Costa Rica is in many ways similar to fishing on Cape Cod. Yet there are also many, many differences. One BIG difference is that here in Costa Rica, it is very possible to encounter good surfcasting action during the middle of a bright sunny day. On Cape Cod, the best surfcasting action is almost always at night.

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My Fishing Cape Cod TV | Season #2

Ryan Collins

Tune to NBC SportsBOSTON this Saturday morning at 9:30am for a new episode of My Fishing Cape Cod TV!

Season #2 of My Fishing Cape Cod TV is presented by the Goose Hummock and will air Saturday mornings at 9:30am, with a replay on Sunday mornings, from Jan 12-March 2. I hope you'll tune-in!

Our mission to inspire people of all ages to get outside & fish, and to instill in our viewers an appreciation of Cape Cod's unique natural environment and fisheries. 

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The 2019 MFCC Costa Rica Fishing Adventure

Ryan Collins

Lauren and I are heading back down to Costa Rica on January 7th!  This year we have two groups from My Fishing Cape Cod traveling down to fish with us.

Expect to see some Costa Rica posts here on MFCC throughout Jan/Feb, but I’ll also be sure to keep the Cape Cod content flowing. ✌🏻 

For example, I have recently teamed up with MFCC member Billy Mitchell of Seven Stripes Fishing. Billy has been conducting interviews with local charter captains, guides and others involved in the Cape Cod fishing industry. 

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2019 Cape Cod “Fishing Vacation” Rental Packages

Ryan Collins

Since launching My Fishing Cape Cod in 2011, we have helped hundreds of anglers make the most of their fishing time here on the Cape.

Today I'd like to share with you a new fishing vacation rental package, created for anglers and families looking for a 4 bedroom rental, in close proximity to some of the best fishing on Cape Cod.

The rental is owned by a friend of mine who is also a member of My Fishing Cape Cod. He's created a fishing oasis by renting his newly renovated home, which is located just minutes away from world class saltwater striper fishing!

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My 2 Favorite Boat Ramps In Falmouth

Ryan Collins

The town of Falmouth has great fishing for stripers, bluefish, fluke and false albacore. I got my first taste of boating off Falmouth in elementary school, when my dad brought my family and I to Cuttyhunk.

The island of Cuttyhunk (and the entire Elizabeth Island archipelago) sits just to the west of Falmouth. Boating and fishing along the Elizabeths is a big draw and is typically my main reason for launching my boat in Falmouth.

The island of Martha's Vineyard is also just a short boat ride across Vineyard Sound from the southern shoreline of Falmouth. And off West Falmouth is some very fishy water for tautog, black seabass, and scup.

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Holiday Giveaway Winners

Ryan Collins

Over the past week you may of noticed the giveaways we have been running here on the My Fishing Cape Cod website, and on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Up for grabs are items such as one of a kind water proof surf bags, ANGLR Bullseyes and MFCC pencil poppers. A lot of people entered and today we unveil who won what!

Please scroll below to see if you won anything. And if you did not win this time, then have no worries, because I plan on giving away more cool products, tackle and other opportunities throughout 2019 👍🏻

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Winter Largemouth Bass Fishing On Cape Cod

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Ryan Collins

Cape Cod is blessed with some wonderful freshwater fishing! This rings especially true now that it's December. With the busy summer season behind us, most of the ponds on the Cape are deserted of people.

The scene is very peaceful, with few people, plenty of animals, and hungry fish! Right now is a great time to be fishing these ponds, especially if you like fishing from shore.

I don't know if it's true, but I have been told by "old timers" that Cape Cod has as many freshwater ponds as days of the year. Some of the largemouth bass in these ponds can reach 10 pounds!

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December 12th Striped Bass Report

Ryan Collins

The weather so far this December on Cape Cod has been pretty phenomenal. This is especially true when compared to all the rain and wind we experienced during November.

Today was another beautifully crisp and refreshing day, with plenty of bright sunshine and not much wind. It was a gorgeous day to be outside.

I awoke today just before sunrise in order to complete some work on my computer. By 9AM I had accomplished what I needed to accomplish, so I dropped everything I was doing, packed up the truck with fishing gear and headed out.

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“One of a Kind” Waterproof Surf Bag | Holiday Giveaway!

Ryan Collins

GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!! Congrats to our winner Chris Gonyer! 🙌🏻 Thank you to all the members who entered. If you missed this giveaway then please stay tuned for more throughout 2019. Happy holidays and tight lines!🎄🎣

It's the Holiday Season, and over the next few weeks I am planning on gifting and giving away a bunch of sweet gear and tackle here on My Fishing Cape Cod!

Some of these giveaways will be via the MFCC Instagram and Facebook pages. However the BEST giveaways will be done here on the website.

Today's giveaway is a super cool and unique, one of a kind, waterproof surfbag. The bag was created by MFCC member Mike Webster, who is also the creator of our Canal Buster plug bags.

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The 2019 Guide For Targeting Holdover Stripers On Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

After publishing this striper report back on December 1st, I have received several messages containing questions about winter striper fishing on Cape Cod.

We have a ton of information here on MFCC about targeting holdover striped bass. So I figured now is a good time to highlight some of the best information.

If you are looking to learn about how to catch holdover striped bass on Cape Cod during the winter, then this blog post is for you. Below you will find links to all of our best seminars, articles, reports, videos and forum posts about holdover bass fishing.

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Catching Striped Bass During December On Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

On Saturday December 1st the air was crisp and cool as I hopped out of my truck and prepared my tackle and equipment. I couldn't help but think of how winter is looming just on the horizon.

December is most certainly not a prime month for striped bass fishing on Cape Cod. 99% of stripers have migrated south for the winter. 

Yet here I was, walking down a wooded path with leaves crunching beneath my boots, in search of the rare and elusive "winter striped bass." 

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“Shoulder-To-Shoulder” Surf Fishing In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Ryan Collins

My time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has been terrific and I definitely recommend it as a travel and fishing destination. The town has great culture, restaurants, adventure activities, and of course fishing!

I had a wonderful time in PV with my wife Lauren, her mom Carol and dad Steve. Now I am back home, thousands of miles from PV, but I have tons of great memories and experiences from the trip.

Today I have one more video which I'd like to share with you. Last week while fishing from shore in Puerto Vallarta, shoals of sardines were attacked in the surf by jack crevalles, red snappers, and sierra mackerels. It was an all-out blitz that produced shoulder-to-shoulder fishing conditions!

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Rock Fishing From Shore In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Ryan Collins

Here in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, there is a 100 yard rock outcropping from which I can cast poppers into depths of more than 100 feet of turqoise water.

Being able to cast lures into water that deep is a really unique opportunity. For example on Cape Cod, most of the time when fishing from shore, I am casting lures into water of less than 10 feet.

There is no telling what species of fish one might encounter when fishing a spot surrounded by such deep water! In fact we caught mani mahi while fishing in a boat not far offshore from where this rock outcropping is located. 

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Mahi-Mahi From The Panga | Boat Fishing Report From Mexico

Ryan Collins

Mahi-mahi had suddenly moved in within just a mile or two of the beach here in Mexico, so Lauren and I decided to hire a panga boat and try our luck.

In this video we are fishing with local charter captain Juan Santana and his nephew Enrique, in the Los Arcos area of Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Incredibly, the water here next to shore drops off quickly to 500 feet. This brings the mahi (and other species like sailfish, marlin and yellowfin tuna) well within reach of small boats fishing just a mile or so off the beach.

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