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Topwater Jack Crevalle From The Costa Rica Surf

Ryan Collins

Yesterday afternoon I was working on my computer, taking care of some business in preparation for the Feb. 22 MFCC Breakfast event.

The front porch where I was working provides me with a clear view of the Golfo Dulce. It's a perfect spot where I can be productive on the computer, while simultaneously scanning the water for birds and other signs of roosterfish and big jacks.

Suddenly at around 2pm a flock of fifteen to twenty frigate birds appeared over the surf directly in front of our cabina. I could see splashes beneath the birds which meant that bait (and most likely roosters or big jacks) had moved in tight to the beach.

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Golfo Dulce Yellowfin Tuna & Dorado

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Ryan Collins

The past few days here in Playa Zancudo Costa Rica have been interesting. In this post I will fill you in on what's been going on the past several days here in Costa Rica.

From broken down golf carts to chipped teeth, howler monkeys to yellowfin tuna, there's been no telling what might happen next!

You might recall this past summer over July Fourth weekend I was launching my boat at the Sandwich Marina when the trailer winch handle flipped off and smacked me in my teeth.

I cracked several teeth and had them repaired, however earlier this week one of the repaired teeth cracked off again while I was eating a soft taco!

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The New England Fishing Expo Is Happening January 24-26

Ryan Collins

The New England Fishing Expo is right around the corner, and we encourage you to go check it out!

Dan Kenney, a member of the MFCC community, has put a show together for primarily freshwater fishermen, but also with exhibits for inshore saltwater fishing.

Lauren and I are currently in Costa Rica so we aren't able to attend, however we encourage you to go check it out! The show is being held in Boxborough, MA the weekend of January 24-26 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center. 

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Giant Needlefish: New Drone Video

Ryan Collins

Over the past 6 months I have realized just how effective the drone is for not just locating fish, but also for understanding their behavior.

Being able to observe fish from a birds-eye perspective has been an eye-opening experience, whether filming at home on Cape Cod or abroad in Costa Rica.

The other day I launched the drone on a beautiful sun soaked morning here in Playa Zancudo. Very quickly I spotted a giant needlefish (this area has some of the largest needlefish on Earth) and zoomed in for a closer look.

You can watch the full drone video by clicking play below. 👇

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“Freshwater Bass Fishing On Cape Cod” Is Now Live

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Ryan Collins

Another episode from season 1 of My Fishing Cape Cod TV is now live here on the website! In this episode I am fishing a local pond from shore for bass and pickerel.

This episode is a good example of "simple fishing" for pure enjoyment and relaxation. Fishing a pond from shore is also how many of us got started fishing.

This episode is now available for members of My Fishing Cape Cod to view. If you are a member, simply click the link below to start watching now.

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First Roosterfish of 2020: Full Video

Ryan Collins

This past Wednesday at around 4pm I made the short walk from our Costa Rica beach house rental to the shoreline of the Golfo Dulce. The Golfo Dulce is one of the most biodiverse bodies of water on the planet, and you never know what you may see or encounter.

On Wednesday evening I waded out beyond the breaking waves and began casting my trusted Halco Roosta popper.

I felt confident (even though I saw no birds, bait or other visible signs of life) because when fishing along Playa Zancudo beach, most of the big bites come without any warning.

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New Drone Video | Jack Crevalles in the Surf | Costa Rica

Ryan Collins

Right now Lauren and I are currently in Costa Rica, fishing and working abroad. Ah the power of the internet!

I'll post more details about this trip very soon, but tonight I wanted to quickly share a cool new drone video with you.

This past season I had a blast observing fish and wildlife on Cape Cod via the drone, and now I am having a great time using it along the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica.

Please click play below to check out this new vid! 👇

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Season 3 of MFCC TV Will Begin on February 8

Ryan Collins

Previously I had announced that season 3 of MFCC TV would begin airing this coming weekend on January 11. 

However, today I want to let you know the start of the season has been pushed back to February 8. This is great news because now the tv season will better coincide with when most people start getting excited again about spring fishing!

If you would like to watch a quick preview of what's to come, then please click play below to view the 30 second trailer.

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Live Tomorrow On MFCC: Fishing Cape Cod With Your Family

Ryan Collins

Another past episode from season 1 of My Fishing Cape Cod TV goes live here on the website tomorrow Saturday January 4.

In this episode we begin by fishing the beach with my cousin Chris Colbert from the Fishermen's View Restaurant. Later on in the episode I head out on my boat with my dad Jake.

In this episode we discuss fishing eels, both from shore and from the boat, and end the show by picking up a few fish by trolling the tube and worm. I hope you enjoy it!

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“Fishing Outside The East End Of The Canal” Episode Is Now Live!

Ryan Collins

I just wanted to let you know that another episode of My Fishing Cape Cod TV has now been posted here on the website.

In this episode we join Jeff and Tony from Canal Bait & Tackle for a morning of stripers and bluefish outside the East End of the Cape Cod Canal.

Today the episode is finally available for online streaming. The episode will be available to the general public today from 9:30am-12noon. Members of My Fishing Cape Cod will have unlimited access.

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“Trout Fishing Cape Cod’s Kettle Ponds” Episode Is Now Live!

Ryan Collins

I just wanted to let you know that another episode of My Fishing Cape Cod TV has now been posted here on the website.

Back during November of 2017 we filmed a freshwater trout fishing episode with Danny and Sam from the Goose Hummock Shops.

Today the episode is finally available for online streaming. The episode will be available to the general public today from 9:30am-12noon. Members of My Fishing Cape Cod will have unlimited access.

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Watch “Fly Fishing The Wilderness Of Cape Cod” This Saturday December 14th

Ryan Collins

This Saturday December 14th from 9:30am-12noon the episode "Fly Fishing The Wilderness Of Lower Cape Cod" will be available for streaming at myfishingcapecod.com/wilderness.

This was our second episode which aired on NBC Sports Boston during January of 2018, and I'm pumped to finally be able to share it with you online.

In this episode 4 year MFCC member Doug Blanchard and I encounter the most impressive school of juvenile striped bass I have ever seen in my entire life! 

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“Surf Fishing Cape Cod’s Fall Run” is NOW LIVE

Ryan Collins

I just wanted to let you know that public viewing for our first-ever tv episode "Surf Fishing Cape Cod's Fall Run" has begun here on MFCC.

You can click here to watch now!

The public viewing period for this episode is today from 9:30am - 12noon. If you are not a member, then you can still watch the episode, however it will only be available to you during this timeframe.

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The First Fish Of Your Life

Ryan Collins

Recently in the My Fishing Cape Cod forum, one of our members started this awesome thread about the first fish of your life.

Catching your first fish is an experience that many of us will remember for our entire lives, and many of our members began reminiscing and sharing photos of some of their earliest catches.

Very quickly the thread began to grow with stories from "catching giant bluefin tuna with dad" to fishing for sunfish at the pond with grandma and grandpa. In this post I would like to highlight some of my favorites!

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Watch MFCC TV Online – Starting Saturday December 7th

Ryan Collins

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a great holiday. In this post I'd like to update you about an exciting new addition to the My Fishing Cape Cod website.

Beginning at 9:30am on Saturday December 7th, the episode Surf Fishing Cape Cod's Fall Run will be available for streaming here on the site.

This episode originally aired on NBC Sports Boston during January of 2018, and it is one of my favorite episodes!

During this trip Dave Steeves of the Goose Hummock and I encountered epic action with pencil poppers from shore with bluefish to 10+ pounds and striped bass to 25+ pounds.

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