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Escape To Costa Rica with My Fishing Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

In December of 2015 I stepped onto the beach in Costa Rica for the first time, and instantly I knew I had "discovered" a very special place. 

Since that day my wife and I have spent 9 weeks in Costa Rica, in a simple and quaint cabina, just steps away from the beach where I've caught roosterfish of up to 70 pounds. 

I am sure there are plenty of wonderful places to visit and explore throughout Costa Rica, but honestly, when I arrive at our little cabina by the beach, I simply do not want to leave! 

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New Derby Prize: Canal Buster Plug Bags

Ryan Collins

I am happy to report that we will have a bunch of brand new Canal Buster plug bags as prizes for this year's My Fishing Cape Cod fishing derby.

You might recall seeing these bags before here on MFCC. These bags were designed by member Mike Webster, and they have been on sale here via the website since Christmas. 

The cool thing about these plug bags is that they were designed specifically for fishing at the Cape Cod Canal. More than 90 people have already purchased these bags and I am anxious to hear how these bags perform during the 2018 season.

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Keeper Scup Have Arrived On Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

Yesterday afternoon my cousin Kevin (host of our podcast) and I splashed my 21ft boat the Miss Loretta for the first time this season.

I primarily wanted to make sure the engine and everything else was running smoothly, but I figured we might as well do some fishing while we were on the water.

Little did I know that the scup fishing would be on fire! Scup (also called porgy) are a hard fighting, beautiful and delicious fish. And right now keeper-size scup are moving in great numbers to the waters surrounding the Cape.

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New Derby Prize: Al Gag’s Whip-It-Fish

Ryan Collins

Al Gag's Lures has generously contributed several different sizes of his popular soft plastic bait, the Whip-It-Fish, as prizes for this year's My Fishing Cape Cod fishing derby.

These lures are made to work the bottom of the water column. You can fish them at the Cape Cod Canal, at inlets and out on the boat or kayak. 

Pictured below is an assortment of 4 ounce Whip-It-Fish, which is a good all-around weight for jigging the canal when the tide is moving at a decent clip.

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Stripers In The Fog | May 9 Surfcasting Report

Ryan Collins

Small numbers of migratory striped bass reached Cape Cod last week, however I had no personally caught any, until this morning. 

I woke up today expecting to try for tautog from my kayak. If you read this tautog report from a few days ago then you know the action has been pretty good. 

However my kayak-tautog plans changed abruptly this morning just before sunrise when I was greeted with heavy dense fog. 

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Custom Guided Cape Cod Fishing Trips & Educational Charters

Ryan Collins

The stripers have finally arrived on Cape Cod and we have 5 months of great fishing ahead of us. I could not be more excited!

One of the great aspects of fishing on Cape Cod (especially fishing for stripers on Cape Cod) is the diversity of different fishing experiences which the Cape has to offer.

From kayak fishing tranquil bays to surfcasting the beach, you could literally fish all season long and not do the same thing twice.

Taking advantage of these diverse fishing opportunities is my inspiration behind what I'm terming "Custom Guided Cape Cod Fishing Trips & Educational Charters."

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Big Tog Have Arrived On Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

Our 2018 My Fishing Cape Cod group fishing trip season got off to a stellar start this past Friday morning. In fact I was so excited the night before this trip that I could barely sleep!

I woke up well before my alarm went off, and at 5:30AM I met captain Cullen and the MFCC crew at the dock just in time to watch the sunrise. 

We cruised out to the tautog grounds under an overcast sky and into a brisk wind. After a 25 minute cruise in Cullen's 27 foot Conch center console, we arrived at the first tautog spot of the day, just as the sun broke through the clouds.

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Cleaning Up The Cape Cod Canal

Ryan Collins

If you fish the Cape Cod Canal with any sort of regularity, then you have probably noticed the trash which accumulates in the rocks and in the surrounding areas.

I'm not going to point fingers or place the blame on anyone. Instead, I want to inspire as many people as possible to take the initiative upon themselves to help keep the canal clean!

Fortunately I am not alone in this endeavor. On Saturday April 21st myself and a group of My Fishing Cape Cod members, along with AmeriCorp and the US Army Corp. of Engineers spent a morning cleaning up the "Big Ditch" in preparation for the busy spring/summer season.

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New Derby Prize: JoeBaggs Patriot Fish & Sandeels

Ryan Collins

Joseph D'Agostino, owner of JoeBag​​​​gs Tackle, has generously contributed several different types of jigs and lures as prizes for this year's My Fishing Cape Cod fishing derby.

You might recall seeing some of Joe's lures in season #1 of My Fishing Cape Cod TV. In particular, his 5oz Patriot Fish has been a canal favorite for a lot of members here on the site. 

As prizes for this year's derby Joe has contributed several different styles of lures, including the Patriot Fish, the Freedom Fish and JoeBaggs Sandeels.

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Coming This Saturday: 6 More Group Fishing Trips

Make sure you are at your computer ready to register at 8AM sharp this coming Saturday, because the last time we opened registration back on April 14th, 90% of the spots onboard our group trips sold out within the first 30 minutes!

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