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6 Highlights From The 2019 Costa Rica Fishing Adventure

Lauren Collins

Today through April, Ryan and I are going to feature a new post each Saturday morning about this past winter's group trip to Costa Rica. We're going to have some fun with this and call it "Costa Rica Saturdays!"

This past winter in Costa Rica were joined by My Fishing Cape Codders Jane and Tom Simpson, Tom and Patti Dromgoole, John and Michelle Silva, Mike and Lisa Hollander, and Ryan's dad, uncle and sister.

It's not easy for me to describe Playa Zancudo, the town where Ryan and I like to call home for a few weeks each winter. Yes the beaches are beautiful, and the weather nearly perfect, but that's not everything.

You just have to see it for yourself. To meet the locals, to experience the fishing and the natural environment, and to look a scorpion in the eye and not be afraid (among other things)!

It's bit of an art to go from enjoying the "comforts of home" to immersing yourself in this Costa Rican lifestyle of bugs, scorpions, dust, intense heat and humidity. Take it from me, a girl who loves to eat brie and sip Prosecco.

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New England Saltwater Fishing Show | March 22-24

Ryan Collins

The New England Saltwater Fishing Show is the largest fishing show in the northeast. My Fishing Cape Cod will have booth #0825-0826, and we'll be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

At our booth we'll be giving out free MFCC bumper stickers, streaming fishing videos, selling MFCC pencil poppers, canal bags, pre-order apparel, and more or less just hanging out.

It'd be great to see you, so swing on by!

Plus at the show you can always find some good deals on tackle and equipment, and there are lots of great vendors and interesting seminars.

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The 2019 My Fishing Cape Cod Group Fishing Trip Schedule

Ryan Collins

The Cape Cod saltwater fishing season is on the horizon, and according to the calendar, the start of spring is less than one week away!

This year we'll team up once again with captain Cullen Lundholm of Cape Star Charters, to provide you with an opportunity to experience some of the best fishing Cape Cod has to offer, at an affordable per person rate.

My Fishing Cape Cod group trips are a great way to meet new friends, learn new fishing techniques, and get on the water to areas all around Cape Cod. You'll have a great chance of catching fish, plus you'll learn firsthand from one of the Cape's most successful charter captains.

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Saturday May 4th My Fishing Cape Cod Meetup

Ryan Collins

Online registration for our first meetup of the 2019 fishing season is now open! 

During this meetup you will have an opportunity to meet and network with other members from MFCC. This meetup will be a great opportunity to build your personal fishing network. 

In addition either myself or another speaker(s) will share a brief presentation and lead a discussion about a topic which is "to be determined."

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Putting Together the Pieces of the Block Island Puzzle

Dex Chadsey

On May 24th 2018, MFCC members Ned Bean, Gary Routenberg and myself were on the Block Island ferry, bound for five days of fishing on Block Island.

This was the third trip to Block for Ned and I. Gary has been to the island before, but this would be his first time fishing and he was eager to get started.

Soon after unloading at our rental house, we all geared up and went off to fish Ballard’s Beach and the Jetty affectionately known as “The Poop Chute” from it’s previous use as an outflow pipe.  This area is on the Northeast side of the island.

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New for 2019 | Cape Cod Springtime Vacation Packages

Ryan Collins

Cape Cod is a world renown vacation and fishing destination. However, the area can become quite busy and congested during the hectic summer tourist season.

This spring I am teaming up with a member of My Fishing Cape Cod who is offering an incredibly unique fishing/vacation opportunity at his private kettle pond property for readers of My Fishing Cape Cod.

For retirees or people who have the vacation time, a long weekend or week spent on the Cape during the spring "shoulder season" provides you with the same beaches, restaurants and beautiful scenery, but with more solitude, and far less traffic! 

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Surf Fishing the Fall Run | “Behind the Scenes” of MFCC TV

Ryan Collins

Thank you to everyone who has tuned-in to the second season of My Fishing Cape Cod TV! I really appreciate having you watching. 🙌🏻

This weekend marks the end of our airings for season #2. This Saturday at 9:30am (with a replay on Sunday) we will be replaying one of my favorite episodes, Surf Fishing the Fall Run.

In this episode I am fishing after a fall storm, which has pushed bait, bass & blues against the beach. Fishing with me is Dave Steeves of the Goose Hummock Shops and TheMightyFish.com. The fish really cooperated for us during this episode, and Dave and I were able to catch plenty with fly & spin.

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Trout Fishing Cape Cod’s Kettle Ponds | “Behind The Scenes”

Ryan Collins

In this episode, we go trout fishing in one of Cape Cod's numerous kettle ponds. These kettle ponds were carved out thousands of years ago by receding glaciers.

Not only are Cape Cod's kettle ponds gorgeous places for fishing and outdoor recreation, but the state of Massachusetts also stocks many of them with plentiful amounts of rainbow, brook, tiger and brown trout.

The filming of this episode began back in late October of 2017, and the episode originally aired during season #1 of My Fishing Cape Cod TV. However it was a very popular episode, and with trout season right around the corner here on Cape Cod, we figured now would be a good time to air it again.

The rest of this post will include extra information about good trout fishing spots on Cape Cod, and will outline some of the simple techniques we used during this episode, plus much more.

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Keepemwet® – A New Initiative We Can All Stand Behind

Ryan Collins

Research has shown that keeping fish in the water as much as possible goes a long way. Removing the fish from the water for a quick selfie photo can decrease the odds of its survival.

This year I'd like to promote a new initiative that I think we can all stand behind. I think the fish will benefit as well!

The objective of Keepemwet® is to the spread the word on the better handling of fish you are going to release. Keepemwet® is NOT in any way opposed to lawful harvest of fish for consumption. This is purely relevant to scenarios when fish are released.

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Behind the Scenes of Episode #6: Catch & Cook Striped Bass

Lauren Collins

The second season of My Fishing Cape Cod TV is airing every weekend on NBC SportsBOSTON, now through the beginning of March. This season of My Fishing Cape Cod TV has definitely been the year for the Collins women to get on screen!

Last weekend in episode #3, you may remember watching Ryan's mom Kathy as she reeled in some of the biggest stripers of the entire season by trolling the tube and worm.

This weekend in episode #4, we included a "cooking your catch" segment to help give you some ideas for what to do with your catch! Our cooking the catch episode was a lot of fun to film.

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